Role filled in July 2011 - Healthcare Communications Senior Editor Jobs

Covering the following locations: Brighton, Guildford, Tonbridge, London

Senior Editor

" The Senior Editor's responsibilities include carrying out a variety of quality control (QC)editing/proofing tasks to a high standard, project management, evaluation of resourcing, financial awareness and liaison with external customers
" To champion editorial processes and be a source of information on these processes for the company as a whole
" To line manage and mentor junior members of the ET
Reports to
Chief Operating Officer
Key result areas
" Excellence in standards of quality control and editing
" Deep understanding of core editorial team processes (e.g. working with journals, copyright etc)
" Effective at working with other team members and external contacts
" Effective management of workload and prioritisation
" Effective coaching and training of other members of the ET.
Roles and responsibilities
" The Senior Editor is responsible for QC/editing and proofing of all types of material including:
o Manuscripts/first drafts written in Word by Medical Writers (MW)
o PowerPoint (PPT) presentations
o Artworked items
o Proposals/pitch presentations
o Corporate marketing materials
o Websites
" The Senior Editor is required to carry out the following QC/editing/proofing tasks
o Topline QC for sense, consistency, spelling, grammar etc
o Thorough/'structural' edit including suggestions to improve clarity where necessary
o Edit/format PPT presentations to a very high standard
o Proofing artworked items taking into consideration layout, design, colours etc and checking versus Word version
o Ensuring that marked-up comments are incorporated correctly in artworked copy
o Data checking
" The Senior Editor should be adept at interpreting and incorporating client comments (working in conjunction with Medical Writers)
" The Senior Editor will be required to check work carried out by other members of the ET and provide constructive feedback
" The Senior Editor should be experienced in all aspects of editorial services and able to provide training for other members of the ET including:
o An excellent appreciation of editorial processes and the role of the Editor
o Appreciation and knowledge of company house style
o Conducting research in an efficient and effective manner
o How to submit an article to a journal/understanding of the publishing process
o An understanding of copyright
" The Senior Editor should adopt good practice and 'set an example' regarding day-to-day procedures including:
o Filing and management of job bags - electronic and paper
o Organisation and prioritisation of workload
o Observing company house style and editorial processes
o Timesheeting accurately
" The Senior Editor will be required to develop a good understanding of financial procedures and is expected to have a commercial approach - they may be required to check/advise on budget allocation etc
" The Senior Editor should have an aptitude for writing and may be required to contribute to corporate/project-related materials
" The Senior Editor will be a member of the OMT and is required to participate within Marketing and News teams


Competitive Package

Person Profil

Key Skills
" An excellent eye for detail
" Proven ability to QC/edit/proof a variety of written and electronic materials
" Ability to mentor/train/develop other/junior members of the ET
" Ability to demonstrate a logical/methodical approach to project/time management
" Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively - a good 'multi-tasker'
" A good team player - as a member of a central resource must be able to communicate/interact effectively with all functions in the agency including finance, studio, business development etc
" Confidence when dealing with external clients
" A good financial/commercial approach to project/team management
" Excellent written communication
" An aptitude for writing
" A good understanding of the purpose/aims of healthcare marketing/communications (or related field)
" Ability to retain and utilise project-/client-related information for a range of therapy areas, with an appreciation of commercial context



* Gehalts Leitfaden
Sevenoaks, Kent
Job Ref: 43010

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