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Senior Editorial Assistant. Manchester. £28k + Benefits

Business Type: Business Information Services, Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency, Publishing Company
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial, Media and Communications, Medical Communication, Medical Information
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: £28k + Benefits
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: CPL120719

Our client is a rapidly expanding Medical Communications Agency based near Manchester.

They are now seeking a Senior Editorial Assistant  to assist the Medical Editorial teams in the development and delivery of high quality medical education and communications materials for the pharmaceutical industry and other educational bodies . Also to lead, train and coordinate support staff, and to encourage best practice, efficiency and use of robust  processes .

Key duties include;
  • Lead and coordinate support resource (Editorial Assistants [EAs]) within individual account teams and across the agency, through short-term and mid-term planning and allocation of EA workloads. Proactively highlight resource gaps and recommend solutions (e.g. identify capacity within the agency or HCN, freelancers)
  • Train, mentor and develop EAs within the agency (including induction training).
  • Provide input into and deliver specific training programmes (e.g. publication plan database management, Reference Manager System, studio database, Checkpoint) and become a proficient user of these
  • Where appropriate, assume line management responsibility for EAs, including performance management

·        Maintain an excellent understanding of Good Publication Practice (GPP) and Healthcare Professional Compliance (HPC) and highlight potential compliance concerns to appropriate team members

·        Maintain and apply an excellent knowledge of Word software.



Key skills required;

·        Scientific/medical/publishing background is an advantage

·        Coaching/training/mentoring skills

·        Where appropriate, excellent line management skills

·        Excellent team skills and ability to work on own initiative and to direct others

·        Forecasting/resource planning and resource management skills

·        Expert knowledge of Word software

·        Proficiency in the use of common computer software (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Internet searching) and willingness to learn about new systems/other software (e.g. Access, online and other databases)

·        Excellent knowledge of GPP and good understanding of HCN compliance

·        Copyright law and procedures

·        Attention to detail

·        Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks

·        Good copy-editing and English language skills (grammar, style considerations – familiar with in-house style and client product style preferences)


Great Opportunity to join a successful MedComms Agency.


Interested? Email your CV now!

Posted: 20/07/2012 | NPJ Ref: 84280
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