Job description

We are currently hiring in our UK office for an editor.  As an editor your key responsibilities will include:

  • Editing and proofreading a wide variety of documents, from Word copy and manuscripts to PowerPoint slides and meeting materials, across several therapy areas
  • Editing documents for style/specification, accuracy, consistency and grammar, following the house style or another style as indicated (e.g. journal submission guidelines)
  • Checking final proofs (both digital and print) for quality and accuracy prior to production
  • Being able to follow a brief, and liaising with the client services and scientific services teams to prioritise workload
  • Taking on data checking and/or referencing jobs when required
  • Assisting in the training of junior editors and writers, and acting as a reference point for all matters of grammar, language, style and formatting
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of processes to optimise efficiency and accuracy
  • Liaising with freelance editors when required, to ensure they adhere to company standards
  • Delivering projects in accordance with budgeted hours and agreed deadlines
  • Attending project team/production meetings as appropriate

Desired background and skills

We are looking for the very best life sciences graduates in order to maintain our reputation as a first-class medical communications agency delivering scientific programmes of the highest quality. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills, attributes and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences or biochemistry, or a closely related subject) and a strong academic record; appropriate postgraduate qualifications will add to the strength of the application
  • Outstanding English language skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent copy editing and proofreading skills, and at least 1–2 years’ experience in a medical communications agency or medical/pharmaceutical publishing
  • The ability to pick up and understand new information rapidly, and to work well both in a team and alone
  • Excellent project/time management and organisational skills combined with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of print/production procedures
  • A strong work ethic and a solution-focused ‘can do’ attitude combined with intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • A passion for medical communications and education

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