Graduate Opportunity

Editorial Graduate

Academic Research

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised individual with strong English language skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a good eye for detail to join the team as an Editorial Assistant on F1000Research and across our open research platforms (openresearchcentral.org), including our publishing platforms for Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

F1000 Research is an innovative open research publisher of scientific, scholarly, translational and clinical research across the physical and life sciences, engineering, medicine, social sciences and humanities. The F1000 Research publishing system combines the ability to rapidly publish scholarly articles with the functionality to ensure transparency, robustness and reproducibility of research. The publishing model combines the benefits of ‘pre-printing’ (providing rapid publication) with quality and transparency (open data and open peer review) and enables publication within days of submission, followed by open invited peer review.

What's it like to work at Taylor & Francis?

Find out what life is like at Taylor & Francis.

The role will involve a wide range of tasks relating to facilitating the peer review process for our research platforms, including contacting internationally renowned academic researchers and clinicians, assessing the appropriateness of peer reviewers and providing additional suggestions, and some basic editing and quality checks of peer review reports.

The successful candidate will have a background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a natural ability to communicate concepts clearly and enthusiastically, work efficiently, and have excellent attention to detail. They will also need to be a strong team player who enjoys interacting with people and be fully computer literate.

Prior editorial experience is not required for this role as full training will be provided.

What you will be doing:

  • Liaise with researchers by email and phone to obtain their peer review reports in a timely manner
  • Efficiently manage the peer review process of articles across a wide range of subject areas
  • Manage the publication of peer review reports, liaising with authors, reviewers, and internal staff where clarification is required
  • Support authors during the peer review process, including identifying suitable expert reviewers
  • Promptly respond to questions from authors and peer reviewers relating to the publishing model and the peer review process
  • Liaise closely with the rest of the team to ensure clear communication regarding processes is maintained.

What we are looking for:

  • STEM degree
  • Broad interest in academic research and publishing
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an aptitude to communicate clearly with researchers from around the world.
  • Strong English language skills
  • Computer skills essential – especially using the internet to search for key information
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player
  • Adaptable and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.

What we offer in return:

  • A salary of £25,500 per annum
  • 25 days annual leave (3 additional days at Christmas)
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development.

Additional Information:

  • You must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom
  • This role is based remotely with some travel required to our central London office.

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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • April 28th, 2021
  • £25,500 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Remotely based (with some travel required to our central London office)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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