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  • London

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Date: May 16, 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group


About Springer Nature Group

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 180 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. Visit group.springernature.com and follow @SpringerNature / @SpringerNatureGroup


Job Title: Production Editor

Location: Kings Cross, London, UK

Full Time, Permanent Role, Hybrid Working

Closing date: 30th May 2024


The Nature portfolio of journals publishes high-quality research in biology, physics, chemistry, Earth sciences, and all related areas.

We are now looking for a highly organised Production Editor with a keen eye for detail to join our dynamic Production team.

You will be responsible for coordinating the workflows of online scientific journals to agreed deadlines.




  • Quality check editorial supplied content prior to delivery to vendor
  • Coordinate the workflow of accepted content through to agreed publication deadlines using production tracking and content management systems as appropriate
  • Quality check content prior to publication, ensuring content is approved by stakeholders
  • Identify quality issues, take appropriate action and feedback recurring errors to the relevant teams to support improvement in the quality of content and service provided by vendors
  • Coordinate publication schedules for press/priority content
  • Maintain journal style and provide advice/information to colleagues and vendors on house style
  • Suggest workflow improvements
  • Processing and publication of post-publication corrections, alongside reporting and advice on workflows
  • Lead and administrate production meetings with editorial teams (if applicable)
  • Support the launch of new titles.
  • Be an escalation point for newly appointed Production Editors
  • Provide on the job training and support for newly appointed Production Editors and provide feedback and support for the creation of training documents
  • Related admin duties (file curation, meeting administration, archiving, etc.)
  • Such other tasks as the company may assign from time to time


Experience, Skills & Qualifications:



  • Demonstrated ability to achieve weekly/monthly deadlines
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and manage time efficiently
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Computer literate with intermediate knowledge of GSuite
  • Broad interest in production and publishing



  • Knowledge of production workflows
  • Experience of tracking and content management databases/systems
  • Basic knowledge of xml structure
  • Print and/or web publishing experience


A degree or equivalent


Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applicants are encouraged.



Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements.


If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. ttps://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/




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