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Director of Editorial Operations



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial, Publication Planning, Medical Communication
Job Level: Not Specified
Position: Full Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package
Location: UK - North West
Reference: PID 2828
Background:

Our client is an international medical communications agency with an excellent client portfolio. They are seeking a Director of Editorial Operations to manage the output of their sizeable editorial department based in Cheshire.

Purpose:

  • To manage a Medical & Scientific Services (M&SS) team delivering medical education and communication projects
  • To take full ownership and responsibility for resourcing and workflow management for M&SS team
  • To provide QC support to M&SS team

Main Duties:

  • Take line management responsibility for M&SS team members and work closely with the Vice President (VP) to ensure performance management, staff development, succession and resource planning takes place
  • Plan resource and delegate responsibilities within the M&SS team so that account objectives are achieved
  •  Mentor M&SS team and facilitate ongoing training and career development in accordance with set objectives
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations and guidelines concerning the promotion and interaction with healthcare professionals
  •  Contract, utilise and manage freelance resource
  • Utilise experience and expertise to assist with new business development proposals and pitches  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Educated to degree level or higher in a biomedical science, with several years'''''''''''''''' writing and/or editorial management experience in a communications agency environment or equivalent, including management experience in a multidisciplinary teamwork environment
  • Significant knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development, regulations regarding the approval and licensing of drug products, and the laws and guidelines that govern product marketing and interaction with healthcare professionals
  • Good understanding and implementation of operating procedures
  •  Strong scientific background and ability to assure the quality of medical education and communication materials
  • Attention to detail - style/consistency, grammar, syntax, scientific accuracy, proof-reading, layout, etc
  • Excellent leadership, motivational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and budgetary control skills
  • Problem solving, diplomacy and influencing skills
  •  Experience with range of media, including print and multi-media (video, CD-ROM and web-based)
  • Presentation, interview and appraisal skills
  • Proficient with commonly-used computer software and programmes, such as Microsoft Office

Package:

In return you can expect an excellent package of salary and benefits. For more information call Jon Gawley on 01932 797996.



Posted: 26/07/2012 | NPJ Ref: 84416
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