Full time Heidelberg, Germany
Mathematics Journals
Tiergartenstraße 17
69121 Heidelberg

Springer is seeking to appoint an Associate Editor to manage a portfolio of Mathematics journals within a strategic framework determined by the Editor. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as building and maintaining strong working relationships with authors, Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors and other partners, both external and internal, is essential to this role.


  • Manage a portfolio of journals
  • Acquire topical collections and special issues
  • Identify potential editorial board members and important topics by researching new and emerging trends in the market, both national and international
  • Develop relationships with academics, researchers, editors, etc., in order to maintain a network of subject-area experts
  • Maintain existing journal portfolio relationships with editors-in-chief, editorial board members, authors, etc.
  • Solicit, evaluate, and develop journal proposals, including managing the external peer review process
  • Negotiate contract terms with journal editors
  • Assist authors with manuscript preparation as needed
  • Business travel (domestic/international) as required

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Have excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
  • Have good German language skills, both verbal and written
  • Be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Previous experience in an office/administrative role
  • Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders
  • Be able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and work independently in a team environment
  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
  • Excellent networking skills


  • Previous experience in a publishing/editorial role
  • Knowledge of the academic/scholarly publishing industry and/or a desire to learn more about it
  • Background or interest in mathematics or other STEM subject

Limitation: 01.01. - 31.12.2022 (Parental leave cover). Extension is possible.
Working Hours: Full-time
Company and location: Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg

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Contact Person
Ms. Caroline Becker