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Editorial Assistant - Entry Level Medcomms

ID Search & Selection
£27000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits: Benefits include a competitive salary, 24 days
Start date
4 Aug 2022
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

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Medical Communications, Editorial
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Entry level
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Job Details

Our client is a growing medical education agency who are seeking and Editorial Assistant to support their editorial team based in their Buckinghamshire offices with hybrid working.

This entry level role will involve editing and proofing content of medical education materials including: slide decks, patient and HCP materials, digital media (websites, webinars), meeting materials (agendas, invitations, delegate booklets), advisory board reports and publications (supplements/reviews) and preparing medical education materials for client compliance processes including: checking that materials are fully and accurately referenced, marking up reference materials, uploading content and references onto Zinc and managing comments within the Zinc approval process.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain your first experience in a medical communications environment and the role may develop into a medical writing position. In addition to an excellent salary you can expect 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare and bonus.
To be considered for this role you must be based in the UK within commutable distance of their team’s Buckinghamshire offices.

  • Responsible for content editing, proofing, approval processes (from uploading through to final approval) and editorial quality of assigned projects
  • Work to agreed project timelines – proactive communication to programme leads to advise on any changes in plan
  • Regularly review and update project progress with team
  • Ensure all materials are edited for clear presentation, data accuracy, accurate referencing, clarity and consistency of language
  • Ensure that all materials meet Agency and Client quality standards
  • Attendance at internal planning and briefing meetings
  • Familiarity with agreed project specification and budget/hours allocated to editing/approval tasks
  • Inform team of any areas of potential over-spend/increase in hours required for delivery
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Life Science degree and higher degree (MSc or PhD)
  • Strong capability for editing and proofing medical education materials to ensure consistent format and language
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Understanding of approval processes
  • Understanding of the development process for medical education materials, including industry standards for working with external speakers/authors and internal review and approval processes

ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 20 years. Along the way we’ve built many long-term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Jon Gawley would love to hear from you on 01932 797996.


ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates for over 15 years. We are based in Surrey and specialise in presenting medical communications professionals to both medical communications agencies and pharmaceutical companies.

We recruit for all levels of staff within the medical and healthcare communications space and work on both permanent and contract roles. We predominantly work in the UK market, but client geography does sometimes mean working internationally. We are truly committed to providing a first class service to both our clients and candidates alike and take a highly consultative approach, taking time to fully understand your requirements and making sure all your needs are met.

We have built our business around the core values of integrity, discretion and honest discussion. We apply these values equally in our interactions with both our clients and our candidates and make ourselves accountable to each person we work with. We believe in the human touch and that building a strong rapport with our candidates and clients will allow us to develop long lasting and successful relationships.

If you are looking to start your medical communications career or you’re ready for your next move please call 01932 797999 to kick start your search. Likewise if you are looking to hire, get in touch with one of our consultants today and we’ll find the best people for your role.


• medical communications • medical education • healthcare pr • healthcare advertising • market access • pharmaceutical market research •

Find Us
01932 797999
Rosemount House
Rosemount Ave
West Byfleet
KT14 6LB
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