Senior Medical Editor / Content Lead

Location: Camden- London

 Job Description 

At AS&K, we believe that understanding the target audience is the key to reaching hearts and minds. Our deep knowledge of the healthcare industry supports our ability to deliver innovative solutions that bridge relationships, build brands, and grow sustainable business.

With teams in London and the US, AS&K is an agency with global vision. Seeing the bigger picture allows us to implement relevant strategies that leverage local knowledge and support our clients’ objectives.

We are currently looking for an outstanding Senior Medical Editor/Content Lead to join our thriving team. This is a key role within the content team, helping us grow to support our expanding business.

This position would suit a scientific/medical editor, or writer with strong editorial skills, who has experience working within a medical communications, medical education or healthcare advertising agency and would like to step up into a more senior role. This is also an attractive position for those already in a senior editorial role who may wish to move to an agency where they are encouraged to make the role their own and are given the chance to shape and influence communications projects.

Our senior medical editors enjoy a high degree of autonomy in their work, and with this responsibility comes opportunities to interact with colleagues in accounts, creative and digital teams, as well as direct contact with clients and key opinion leaders. Importantly, the Senior Medical Editor/Content Lead will act as content team lead for complex projects where their subject matter knowledge and experience in the sector will add real value to our clients.

AS&K has a strong commitment to developing staff, and so candidates should have the confidence that we will work alongside them to realise their professional aspirations.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Having in-depth understanding of several therapeutic areas, and actively applying knowledge of pharmaceutical/device products, their competitors and therapy area trends.
  • Integrating, interpreting and summarising scientific data from a variety of sources, and adapting this information according to the audience and client brief.
  • Independently producing accurate, concise and insightful editing or writing across projects that requires limited input during editorial review; using structural editing skills (rewriting, changing order, flow, etc) with confidence as required.
  • Reviewing the work of colleagues and offering mentorship to more junior editorial team members, providing appropriate, consistent feedback.
  • Confidently adapting editing and writing style for different audiences and for a range of print and digital media, including websites, apps, animations, medical images, events materials and slides.
  • Highly proficient use of PowerPoint to create and edit slides with a range of complexity, such as formatting text, figures, graphs and animations.
  • Having excellent research and fact-checking capabilities, including checking work against source materials or producing original material to a scientifically robust standard that requires only spot checks by editorial management; resolving most queries independently.
  • Communicating effectively with all departments and senior management, providing briefings as required; proactively seeking ways to improve efficiency and/or quality to achieve team goals.
  • Interacting effectively with clients, key opinion leaders and external teams, and taking a lead role in preparing for events and on-site.
  • Taking responsibility for significant aspects of team projects, and supporting senior colleagues with project demands.
  • Providing input to new business proposals and attending pitches if required to do so by senior team members.

 

Experience/skills required

  • Excellent editorial and oral communication skills.
  • Proven, relevant experience in a scientific/medical publishing setting, ideally in a medical communications, medical education or healthcare advertising agency.
  • Good project management skills and commercial awareness.
  • A life science degree is essential; higher degrees are desirable.

 

If you are looking for your next challenge and have the required attributes, do send your covering letter and CV to recruitment@asandk.com

 

No third party applications will be accepted.