Art Editor Nature Research London 2024

DEADLINE 14th April 2024

Springer Nature is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated Art Editor to work on the world-leading Nature Research portfolio of journals. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a talented group of Art Editors, working with authors and editors to create scientific illustrations and figures, and to design monthly issue covers.

The role

The ideal candidate will have a degree in illustration, or equivalent experience, as well as being organized, efficient, calm under pressure, able to prioritize their workload and to meet deadlines. They will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and have a keen eye for detail.

Core accountabilities for the role include:

  • Creation of scientific/medical artwork from sketch or concept
  • Styling author-supplied artwork in line with Nature Research Guidelines
  • Accurately incorporating figure corrections for non-research content
  • Supporting the vendor to assess the quality and secure resupplies of author-submitted artwork
  • Quality control of vendor-processed artwork
  • Purchasing images and subsequent image rights tracking
  • Performing image integrity checks on research content and reporting on findings
  • Working with author/editor supplied images and concepts to design covers and hero images in line with Research Journal style
  • Liaising with editorial staff to ensure artwork/cover deadlines are met
  • Contributing to a library of re-usable image elements

Experience, skills and qualification requirements


  • Technical proficiency in relevant art and design software, such as Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Artistic and creative flair
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Effective collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to manage projects to deadlines
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Broad interest in production and publishing
  • Degree in illustration or equivalent experience


  • A background or an interest in science
  • Ability to use desktop publishing software such as InDesign to layout pages
  • Familiarity with animation design software
  • Print and/or online publishing experience.

About us

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 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. 

DEADLINE 14th April 2024