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Team Supervisor, Editing Services

About Research Square

Research Square Company, a five-time INC 5000 award winner, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Through our industry leading preprint platform, Research Square, research promotion tools, and AJE’s comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation services, we are proud to have supported over 2.5 million authors in 192 countries since our founding in 2004. Across all sides of our business, our team of former researchers and publishing industry professionals truly understand the importance of sharing research results with the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement.

What we will expect from you once you’re here

Team Managers (TMs) set the benchmark for culture and performance leadership. They are exemplary models of RS culture and demonstrate outstanding leadership, management, and accountability (LMA) over their team of individual contributors. TMs learn to use professional management concepts and apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues. They grasp key concepts in change management and employee development and are responsible for managing the capacity of their direct reports. They use their experience in the delivery of at least one Research Square service and their experience and strengths in personnel management to lead their team to high-quality, high-service, and on-time product delivery. TMs participate in hiring, training, and developing the right people in the right seats and are directly accountable to the Quality, Service, and Workload Management (QSW) success metrics for their team. They also participate in the establishment and execution of our operational strategy.

Oversee the work of Masters- and PhD-trained contributors who work across multiple products and services. 

You will be responsible for communicating all product and policy changes in a timely manner and ensuring that the team’s work meets product standards. The TM will also need to ensure that their team has the tools and access it needs to complete its work. Everyone in the Operations group is required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience you will need

Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicates goals and changes with the appropriate level of context and from a business priorities point of view.
  • Engages in weekly communication via email, IM, Slack, and team meetings around processes and workload is required. Individual written feedback and in-person 1-1s are completed quarterly. 
  • Uses a “boots on the ground” focus to gain experience in product delivery processes and help even out the workload on a weekly basis, with a focus on collecting grassroots feedback from employees and customers to establish informed improvement goals for our customers, contractors, and colleagues.
  • Manages team workload targets and implement strategies to get the work done in a way that meets our QSW and efficiency goals.
  • Practices continuous self-improvement through internal and external personnel and operations management training.

What the Editing Service TM delivers:

  • A team that delivers high-quality, high-service, on-time products
  • Team workload distribution systems that balance QSW and efficiency goals
  • Employees that are engaged and feel supported, and they’re the right people in the right seats
  • Process improvements and product insights

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD in a field of science or learning, including the humanities, life and physical sciences, law, medicine, business, engineering, social sciences, and earth sciences 
  • OR a bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience in field
  • OR a bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience in academic publishing

Experience

  • Experience in leading a remote team, with a focus on service delivery; 2-3 years preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience in leading improvement projects
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • High level of self-motivation and personal accountability
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively to continuously improve service operations
  • Enjoys a rapid pace of change and is skilled in communicating change to others
  • Commitment to team building and team results; dedication to developing others
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience
    • Introducing and leading improvements in Operations
    • In copyediting or language editing
    • In academic publishing

Working Arrangements

  • Relocation is not required as this position can be remote based. 
  • This is a US based role. 

Working at Research Square Company

Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, invests in customers’ success, and applies a data-driven approach to continuously improve and magnify our impact. We have developed tools and services that have been adopted by major international publishers to improve the publishing experience for their authors.

We are a high-growth, family-friendly, and mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our organization is casual and flexible while also being stimulating and dynamic. We have a results-focused work environment.

Workplace Recognition

  • Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012)
  • When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)
  • Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)

Research Square Company’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity in all its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, military status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for US-based positions with Research Square must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

Research Square supports individuals with disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations to job applicants. If you need assistance completing our online job application, email Recruitment@researchsquare.com. General inquiries, such as those regarding the status of a job application, will not receive a reply.

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