The role is covered in the following locations: London East, London East Central, London North, London North West, London South East, London South West, London West, London West Central

Company Information

A successful medical publishing company who create highly inspiring & visual digital scientific products and information for HCPs and patients are hiring for an experienced Managing Editor for a maternity cover contract.
The company works on a number of revolutionary healthcare areas such as vaccines and Immune-oncology.
The role is for a 6-month term, with the possibility to extend.

Role Overview

This is a great opportunity to take responsibility for the content of one of the key titles as well as to manage the junior Editorial team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities
- Hands-on journal development, including commissioning content for the journal
- Ensure that all published content meets the required scientific standards - make final accept/reject/revise content decisions
- Maintain the quality, profile and performance of your journal
- Develop specialised scientific knowledge of allocated subject areas
- Managing the junior Editors

Person Specification

- A biomedical background to at least BSc level
- Journals publishing experience in an editorial role, ideally in a related field to Immuno-Oncology
- Excellent relationship management and communication skills and confidence in working with internal and external stakeholders, including senior academics
- Good understanding of the open access journals publishing business and processes
- Experience of managing a team, setting goals and objectives and effective work delegation (desirable).
- Excellent organisation skills and an ability to prioritise effectively


The company could consider FTC or freelance (day rate) and could look at part time options (e.g 4 days a week). The role could be performed remote or hybrid.

19 Jul 2023

Holly Haynes

Recruitment Team Leader 01494 818 010

Madison Massey

Communications Recruiter


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