Associate Editor

Medical Writing Medical Communications London, UK


You will love this role if you:

  • Have an exceptionally keen eye for detail
  • Are passionate about science and the English language
  • Are looking for a dynamic role involving interaction with a range of teams

You will be a success if you:

  • Demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and are able to apply this across a variety of content formats
  • Possess a strong command of the English language which you utilise to add quality to all deliverables
  • Can perform multiple tasks and prioritise work effectively
  • Have a flexible and proactive working attitude


As part of the OPEN Health Editorial Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • To ensure that quality control is paramount within all materials produced across OPEN Health Medical Communications by providing editorial support
    • Materials include, but are not limited to: abstracts; scientific posters; manuscripts; PowerPoint presentations; training programmes; meeting materials; newsletters; monographs; value dossiers; patient and healthcare professional education materials; proposals; websites
    • Editorial support includes, but is not limited to: proofreading; copy editing; document formatting; ensuring style guides (internal and external) are maintained or adhered to; reference / fact checking; creation of reference packs; uploading materials and reference packs to approval systems (e.g. zinc); submission of materials to journals and congresses; KOL, literature and conference searching; ensuring copyright restrictions have been adhered to and necessary permissions have been sought
  • To coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the OPEN Health Medical Communications team (scientific, editorial and creative/digital) on a wide range of projects
  • To work closely with other members of the editorial team to manage workflow and allocation of projects
  • To develop and maintain an understanding of the various client brand and disease areas
  • To create and maintain comprehensive style guides for all assigned accounts, and keep relevant style guidelines up to date
  • To keep abreast of all relevant industry guidelines including publication industry guidelines
    (e.g. Good Publication Practice)
  • To champion editorial processes and be a good source of information on these processes for colleagues
  • This includes training current personnel as well as all new team members on editorial function and processes


What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Life Sciences) (BSc or higher is preferred)
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Aptitude for the English language and excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent team skills – as a member of a central resource, you must be able to communicate/interact effectively with all functions in the company
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to liaise and build relationships with all internal teams
    • Possess an approachable, willing and flexible attitude to working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrate editorial skills across a range of core tasks including top-line proofing/quality control checks (e.g. assessing for sense, consistency, spelling and grammar), editing (thorough structural review and assessment of clarity), proofing of artwork (e.g. checking layout, design, consistency of colours versus original copy)
  • Capability to apply core editorial skills across a variety of written and electronic materials including, but not limited to: PowerPoint presentations, manuscripts, proposals/pitch presentations, marketing materials, websites and printed artwork materials
  • Strong project management and organisational skills with a proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and changing deadlines
  • Knowledge of relevant industry guidelines, including publication industry guidelines such as Good Publication Practice (e.g. CONSORT, PRISMA) (preferred)
  • Knowledge of reference management software (e.g. EndNote) (preferred)
  • Basic use Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • An understanding of the purpose/aims of healthcare marketing/communications


What we offer

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at Christmas shutdown and your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

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Reasons to join OPEN Health

People are at the heart of our business. Without our incredibly talented people we couldn’t offer our clients the world-class service they have come to expect. We know how important it is to support, develop, reward and encourage.

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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Our global team of experts — many with PhDs and PharmDs — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.

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