Policy Analyst EMEA

  • Hamburger Allee 2-4, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Full-time

Company Description

Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realise their individual potential.

To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site: http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/careers

Closing Date: 26th October 2021

Job Description

The External Affairs and Policy Team, identify and build strong working connections with funders, policymakers, researchers, and societies to drive and influence positive policies around research and scholarly communication through our values-led approach. By providing external encouragement and support, having a voice and input into industry and government consultations, we build and enhance the T&F unique profile and brand as a trusted, collaborative and differentiated member of the academic research community.

Responsible for supporting the delivery of strategies across EMEA to influence research, innovation, digital and licensing policy among government, public agencies, research funders, and institutions. The Policy Analyst will build an in-depth understanding of the research communication ecosystem to inform and support the proactive drafting of T&F policy, whilst working to establish a strong internal knowledge base within the company on key policy initiatives.  

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work alongside Chief Communications Officer to establish the new German office as fully operating T&F hub.
  • Support Policy and Commercial Analysis Manager on preparing research briefs and data/trend analysis.
  • Identify and share insights into emerging political and policy trends across the EMEA region, anticipating issues, risks and opportunities.
  • Contribution to the development of T&F’s positions on emerging and relevant public policy issues, working closely with other business departments.
  • Develop internal training programmes for colleagues across T&F, alongside documentation management and administration.
  • Support the Policy and External Affairs team at meetings and conferences related to policy and research priorities.
  • Stakeholder mapping and outreach to key figures across the research community, to support external advocacy efforts across the EMEA region.
  • Set up and maintain an effective policy monitoring mechanism to ensure key external political developments are captured and translated into business insights.
  • Contribution to external communication strategy and outputs.
  • Host and update internal policy hub and external facing policy website.
  • Administration of Policy Advisory Committee through preparation of papers, agendas and minute taking.


  • Relevant experience working in policy development and / or research
  • Some knowledge of policymaking process at government and Institution level in EMEA countries
  • Broad understanding of the current and potential future needs of the researcher customer
  • Awareness of the publishing industry generally, and the broader market for research content
  • Strong grasp of research policy and dedication to working towards policy solutions that benefit society
  • Ability to quickly assimilate complex issues across multiple areas, including technical and regulatory issues, and distil and communicate them effectively
  • Powerful curiosity that keeps you ahead on policy debates and issues
  • Strong analytical approach to tasks, including analysing data from different perspectives
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide audience

Additional Information

This role is open to candidates in all locations across Germany, however there will be a need to travel to Berlin as and when required.

Taylor & Francis has multiple options for how employees can work based on their role – be that in the Office, at home or somewhere in between. 

This role will be based remotely from home although occasional travel to our offices will be required.

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.

To find out more about our business and the great career opportunities please go to our Careers Site: http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/careers 


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