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Editor, Journals (Social Science), Palgrave Macmillan

Graduate at Springer Nature

Editor, Journals (Social Science), Palgrave Macmillan

Graduate at Springer Nature

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 14 Sep, 2018
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Editor, Journals (Social Science) Palgrave Macmillan London Permanent Closing Date: 25th September 2018

The Editor acquires, and publishes content within social science, for the Palgrave Macmillan imprint. Drives growth of own program and develops own portfolio as part of the strategically defined overall portfolio of the Publishing Unit. Actively identifies and pursues new relevant areas for growth


  • Devise and oversee the strategy for the assigned portfolio, in conjunction with editorial colleagues globally
  • Manage the journal portfolio with the assigned subject area, and maintain profitable relationships with the Editors in Chief and Editorial Board Members
  • Create annual Journal Development/Improvement Plans and oversee their implementation and successful conclusion
  • Remain a point of contact for Editors in Chief throughout the publication process
  • Research market trends on a national and international level
  • Meet goals set by editorial management
  • Identify market potential and develop new products and titles to suit those markets
  • Contribute to the acquisition of existing products
  • Suggest improvements to editorial processes for the team and contribute to the implementation of changes
  • Business travel (domestic/international) as required
  • Experience, skills and qualifications


  • Excellent English language skills
  • Educated to degree or PhD level or equivalent [preferably in a relevant field of study]
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Be able to organise and prioritise numerous tasks and be able to work on their own initiative
  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems, queries, and opportunities
  • Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people within the company and externally at all levels
  • Proactive attitude
  • Excellent networking and acquiring skills
  • Good presentation skills


  • Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders
  • Previous experience within academic publishing
  • Be flexible, able to work in a multi-cultural environment and shows a commercial/entrepreneurial spirit

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