Associate or Senior Editor

Nature Energy

We now have an opening for someone with a strong background in energy economics, policy or modelling to join our team as an Associate or Senior Editor. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape the future of an academic journal. Candidates must have a broad understanding of current energy research challenges in the social sciences and economics, with a quantitative background.

The role

You will work closely with the Chief Editor and a small team of Senior Editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including:

  • Selecting manuscripts for publication and handling their peer review
  • Determining and championing the representation of energy-relevant social sciences and economics in the journal
  • Commissioning and editing of News & Views, Reviews, and opinion articles
  • Writing for the journal
  • Liaising with the scientific community through conferences and institutions (virtually and in-person).

Applicants should have

  • A PhD with a strong research record in the relevant discipline(s). Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not essential
  • Broad scientific knowledge and training
  • Excellent literary and communication skills
  • The ability and interest to absorb new areas of research
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Editorial experience would be beneficial, but is not required.

At Springer Nature, we’re committed to creating a great working environment, which includes the benefits you receive, opportunities for you to develop your skills and ways to get to know your colleagues. Some of these include:

Support networks that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy
Wellbeing initiatives to support you in maintaining a healthy work life balance
24-hour access to our learning and development platform to help develop your skills

The job is based in our London, Berlin or New York offices, but travel to conferences may be required.

Most employees are currently working remotely and once the offices fully re-open, all employees will be expected to be based in the office in line with our flexible work from home policy. Further information regarding this will be shared during the interview process. Please state your preferred location in your application.

To apply, please send

  • A cover letter that conveys your interest for the role, your salary expectations, and your preferred office of employment
  • A CV (which should include a brief account of your research accomplishments and other relevant experience)
  • A selection of 5 papers from the recent literature that you would consider for publication in Nature Energy (providing a brief rationale for each choice)
  • A News & Views style piece (600 words or less) on a recent paper you have enjoyed from the energy literature.

As Springer Nature is committed to our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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