The Nature brand attracts highly talented staff who begin in editorial and move into leadership roles so the c-suite is filled with Ph.Ds. Great place to grow your science publishing career if you are a life or physical sciences Ph.D. The company is growing (just merged with Springer) and there are lots of opportunities to move up the ranks if you are ambitious.
Headquarters is in London and there are few influential people based in NY. There is a real lack of mentors for ambitious staff.
Advice to Management
Establish more NY-based senior leadership to both influence decision-making and to keep the talent pipeline flowing in this office.
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Nature Publishing Group (New York, NY).
Be prepared to possible take a test for the position you are seeking. Bring examples of your accomplishments
I did not negotiate however if you are skilled at it. Go for it.