Medical Editor

Location: London, Camden

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Integrating, interpreting and summarising scientific data from a variety of sources, and adapting this information according to the audience and client brief.
  • Producing accurate, concise and increasingly insightful material across projects, and taking on board feedback received from editorial review; developing structural editing skills (rewriting, changing order, flow, etc).
  • Research and fact-checking, including checking work against source materials or producing original material to a scientifically robust standard with the support of editorial management; resolving queries with increasing attention to detail.
  • Identifying authors, faculty and clinical trial information in relevant therapeutic areas, and actively pursuing knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and therapeutic developments.
  • Adapting writing and editing style for different audiences and for a range of print and digital media, including websites, apps, animations, medical images, events materials and slides.
  • Proficient use of PowerPoint to create and edit slides with a range of complexity, such as formatting text, figures, graphs and animations.
  • Communicating clearly with all departments and senior management, contributing to team meetings and offering ideas to improve efficiency or quality to achieve team goals.
  • Effective interaction with clients, key opinion leaders and external teams, and providing content support for events both beforehand and on site, with assistance from senior team members.
  • Taking responsibility for defined aspects of team projects, with increasing levels of autonomy, adhering to delivery timelines, budgets and client expectations.
  • Providing input to new business proposals and attending pitches if required to do so by senior team members.

 

Experience/skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven experience in a relevant STM setting, ideally in a medical communications, medical education or healthcare advertising agency.
  • Prior experience in the fields of immunology, cardiology and neurology would be advantageous.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Keen interest in the pharmaceutical industry and science communication.
  • A life science degree, or equivalent, is essential.