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Editorial Services Director – Reading – £50-65K

Company: Meet
Location: Reading
Reference: PB - ESD17/10
Closing Date: 17 Nov 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): 40,000 - 60,000
Benefits: full and comprehensive benefits package

Job Summary:

This award-winning medical communications agency based in Reading is looking for an experienced Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer or Editorial Team Lead to join their team.


Company Background

A specialist medical communications agency working with some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, helping them to connect with a global audience of healthcare professionals and increasingly knowledgeable patients. They have seen continued growth over the past decade and has recently secured new business wins on both a global and national level. This success has culminated in them being recognised with a very prestigious award in 2016 – the UK’s highest accolade for outstanding achievement in business.


Role Responsibilities

·         Manage a team of medical writers and editors

·         Manage the delivery of a wide range of projects for a range of different audiences

·         Maintain a strong working knowledge/oversight of all live projects under your remit (typically over 50)

·         Be proactive in forward planning to ensure all projects are adequately resourced, and that freelance support is available when required

·         Develop a strong specialist knowledge of specific disease areas, as well as a strong understanding of the clinical trial data associated with specific products

·         Review the work of all team members, as well as writers from other teams (as required), to ensure a very high standard and quality of work is achieved on every project

·         Be actively involved in the recruitment of writers/editors, including liaising with recruitment consultants, reviewing writing tests, and making a valuable contribution to interviews

·         Lead on the development of new processes or SOPs to ensure the smooth running of the Editorial Department and/or your team

·         Hold regular appraisals and feedback meetings, and regularly assess PDPs, to ensure the ongoing development of your team

·         Be actively involved in Editorial team training

·         Provide strategic direction to team members and colleagues

·         Be actively involved in business development, including attendance and presentation at pitch meetings

·         Be actively involved in or lead other company activities, including those related to marketing and business planning

·         Be a role model for more junior team members, demonstrate the company values in all activities, and act as an ambassador for the company.


Ideal Candidate

·         A strong academic and/or scientific background

·         At least 3 years’ experience as a senior medical writer/editorial team leader in an agency environment

·         Management experience

Please contact Paul Banks on 02030 195 993 or email if you would like to know more about this opportunity. This will be 100% confidential!

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Key Words

High Science, Medical Education, Global, award-winning, UK, United Kingdom, London, Reading, Berkshire.

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Contact Information:

Address:  meet
Euston Tower Levels 32-34 286 Euston Road London
Tel:  +44 203 178 7488
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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