Senior Editor

Medical CommunicationsLondon

OPEN Health Medical Communications offers world-class expertise in medical affairs consultancy, publications, medical education and internal training. Our expertise spans the product lifecycle from pre-launch to post-patent expiry with capabilities at strategic and operational levels, Through our two medical communications groups, OPEN Health Medical Communications and OPEN Health Peloton Advantage we offer a global perspective with in-depth knowledge of the US and European markets.

At Open Health, we are entirely dependent on 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 around the world. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces and to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities. If that sounds like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.

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 and internal clients

You will be a success if you:

  • Demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and apply this across a variety of content formats
  • Possess a strong command of the English language which you utilise to add quality to all client deliverables
  • Can manage a range of internal client expectations, demonstrating multitasking skills and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Are passionate about editorial best practice and lead by example to upskill the wider team

Key responsibilities

To work within the scientific services team to:

  • Ensure that quality control is paramount within all materials produced across the business

Key attributes / skills / competencies

  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Aptitude for the English language and excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated editorial skills across a range of core tasks including: top-line proofing/quality control checks (assessing for sense, consistency, spelling and grammar etc.), editing (thorough structural review and assessment of clarity), proofing of artwork (checking layout, design, consistency of colours etc 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
  • Offer support to the medical writing team in the development of reference packs, completing accuracy crosschecks and uploading key materials onto client approval systems eg Zinc as necessary
  • Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively, liaising with key project contacts where conflicts occur and ensuring all projects are delivered within agreed deadlines
  • Excellent team skills – as a member of a central resource must be able to communicate/interact effectively with all functions in the company
  • Develop an understanding of the purpose/aims of healthcare marketing/communications (or related field)
  • Champion editorial processes and be a good source of information on these processes for colleagues
  • Champion editorial processes and represent a key contact for the company on best practices, including maintenance of the company house style (as appropriate)
  • Line management / mentoring / training of junior editorial team members (as appropriate)
  • Develop and disseminate understanding of specialist editorial skills including understanding of the publishing process, copyright requirements and journal/KOL identification
  • Deliver training as needed to the wider OPEN Health Medical Communications team on core editorial team processes eg. OPEN Health Medical Communications house style, journal submissions, copyright etc
  • Take a lead role and work with the Scientific Services Director to resource workload effectively, including engagement and management of freelance support as required
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial and commercial objectives, contributing to budget development as appropriate


Holborn is a vibrant borough in central London, only a short walk away from the West End and Covent Garden. There are loads of restaurants and bars in the area, offering something for every taste, and transport links around the capital are excellent.

About Medical Communications

Medical Communications is the OPEN Health life science communications practice, formerly operating as SUCCINCT.

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