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Editorial Assistant – Entry Level Med Comms

Company: ID Search & Selection
Location: Buckinghamshire
Reference: PID 3714
Closing Date: 03 May 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): 20,000 - 30,000
Benefits: 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare and bonus.

Job Summary:

Our client is a growing medical education agency who are seeking and Editorial Assistant to support their editorial team based in their Buckinghamshire offices.


Our client is a growing medical education agency who are seeking and Editorial Assistant to support their editorial team based in their Buckinghamshire offices.

The role will involve editing and proofing content of medical education materials including: slide decks, patient and HCP materials, digital media (websites, webinars), meeting materials (agendas, invitations, delegate booklets), advisory board reports and publications (supplements/reviews) and preparing medical education materials for client compliance processes including: checking that materials are fully and accurately referenced, marking up reference materials, uploading content and references onto Zinc and managing comments within the Zinc approval process.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain your first experience in a medical communications environment and the role may develop into a medical writing position - although this is an entry level role, our client is seeking some practical editorial experience. In addition to an excellent salary you can expect 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare and bonus.


  • Responsible for content editing, proofing, Zinc approval processes (from uploading through to final approval) and editorial quality of assigned projects
  • Work to agreed project timelines – proactive communication to programme leads to advise on any change in plan
  • Regularly review and update project progress with team
  • Ensure all materials are edited for clear presentation, data accuracy, accurate referencing, clarity and consistency of language
  • Ensure that all materials meet Agency and Client quality standards
  • Attendance at internal planning and briefing meetings
  • Familiarity with agreed project specification and budget/hours allocated to editing/approval tasks
  • Inform team of any areas of potential over-spend/increase in hours required for delivery

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Life Science degree and higher degree (MSc or PhD)
  • Strong capability for editing and proofing medical education materials to ensure consistent format and language
  • ome practical editorial working experience
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Develop understanding of the Zinc approval processes for each client

Develop understanding of the development process for medical education materials, including industry standards for working with external speakers/authors and internal review and approval processes

ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 15 years. Along the way we’ve built many long term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Jon Gawley would love to hear from you on 01932 797996.

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Contact Information:

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Rosemount House, Rosemount Avenue, West Byfleet, Surrey
KT14 6LB
Tel:  01932 797996
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