Reviewer Selection Lead

  • 1, Jai Singh Marg, Police Colony, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Position available for a Reviewer Selection Lead, Journals Peer Review, Taylor & Francis Group, New Delhi.

Taylor & Francis is looking for an ambitious publishing professional to manage a team supporting the peer review process for journals. We are seeking applicants who enjoy keeping up to date with the latest biomedical research, are detail-oriented, have great customer service skills and enjoy supervising a team.

The Reviewer Selection Lead, Journals Peer Review is accountable for efficient peer review processes using online submission and peer-review tracking systems, using tools such as PubMed Central to research international experts suitable to act as peer reviewers for cutting-edge life sciences and medical research.

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Reviewer Selection, the Reviewer Selection Lead will manage a team of Reviewer Selection Editors. With responsibility for the recruitment, performance management and training of their direct reports, the Reviewer Selection Lead controls resource allocation, ensuring effective team working and prioritization to accommodate competing demands. As such, this post would suit someone with experience in monitoring team progress, performance management and team building within a journal publishing environment. Familiarity with process improvements principles would be a distinct advantage as delivery of increased capacity with minimal impact on head count is a standing objective.

Accountabilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the peer review process, with particular focus on reviewer selection steps, to agreed speed and quality targets

  • Overseeing reviewer selection support for a group of open access journals, preparing regular work reports for the vendor-based staff, monitoring the flow of manuscripts through peer review, and ensuring quality targets are met

  • Staying up to date with internal and external guidelines on ethical publication practices and ensuring the team also adhere to these standards

  • Creating, maintaining, and controlling process documentation

  • Team management, including maintenance of team workflows, process tracking and resource planning

  • Performance management, coaching and motivating a team to meet objectives and targets

  • Developing a collaborative team in which all members can make a positive contribution

  • Recruiting and training of new staff

  • Managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including vendor liaison

  • Involvement as required in Excellence in Peer Review: Taylor & Francis Reviewer Training Network

Qualifications

  • A post-graduate qualification in biomedical sciences
  • Prior experience with online submission platforms like ScholarOne™ or Editorial Manager® would be advantageous, although full training is available
  • A strong command of English spelling and grammar
  • Knowledge of publishing and production processes
  • Industry and market awareness
  • Experience in a customer-facing role
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring, and adapting to others’ learning styles
  • Understanding of skills and tools required for managing change

Additional Information

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.


What we offer in return:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Medical insurance for self and dependents; life cover and personal accident cover for self
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development
  • Blended style and flexible working time
  • Right tools for remote working

You must have the right to work and live in India.

This role is based at our India - New Delhi office or may be remote.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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