Associate Editor - Business/Economics Journals (Palgrave)

Palgrave London a month ago

Palgrave Macmillan specialises in cutting-edge academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business.

Associate Editor - Business/Economics Journals

Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 6th June 2021

We are excited to offer an opening to join our vibrant and innovative Humanities and Social Sciences publishing team at Springer Nature. We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for scientific advancement to develop their publishing career on our respected HSS Unit and work alongside some of the best in this field.

The HSS Unit is managing a portfolio of more than 600 journals from the Human and Social Sciences. The Associate Editor’s position sits in a group responsible for journals in Business/Economics, Social Science, and Statistics and has a strong focus on Palgrave-branded journals.

The Associate Editor is the main point of contact for a defined portfolio of research journals in Business, Finance and Economics, externally supporting the Editor(s)-in-Chief and Editorial Board, and internally planning and managing the portfolio, in accordance with the strategies and goals set by the company.


  • Editorial responsibility for international journals in Business and Economics
  • Management and development of a portfolio of journals in cooperation with external Editors and internal groups; regular engagement with the research communities; proposal review and contract negotiation
  • Innovative contribution to strategic program development, including such activities as prioritization of key titles; preparing and implementing journal development plans; establishing and monitoring annual performance tasks; monitoring financials and identifying opportunities to increase profitability
  • Contributing to cross-departmental projects and initiatives at Springer Nature, with respect to publication ethics; data transparency; Open-Access practices and policies; Sustainable Development Goals; diversity and inclusion; and other industry developments
  • Regular business travel to conferences, meetings with Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards, internal meetings

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • Master degree or equivalent, preferably in a relevant field of study
  • Experience from a research environment (university, research institute) or from a professional activity in editorial/publishing
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and computer skills in spreadsheet applications
  • Excellent networking and team-working skills

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations.

If you are an internal candidate please inform your line manager of your application.

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