Medical Editor


Vacancy medical editing

Our client is a leading medical communications agency that partners with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to educate the global healthcare community. At the Amsterdam OR London Office I am now hiring a

Medical Editor

What will be your role in this vacancy Medical Editor?

The Medical Editor is responsible for editing a wide range of scientific documents for medical communications programmes in the English language. You must be able to handle tight timelines and high workload…so ability to remain cool under pressure and plan well. You should work well in a team environment…communicative and able to take feedback and give feedback with a smile. You are part of a team that is responsible for writing a wide range of high quality documents in print and electronic formats for medical educational programmes. The team produces more than just scientific papers for journals: also training materials for physicians, slides for conferences, blogs etc.

Job Purpose

• To provide high-quality editing services for a wide range of projects, as part of medical communication programmes in different therapeutic areas, for different clients, addressing different target audiences
• To brief freelancers and monitor their work, giving appropriate feedback
• To effectively communicate with personnel from different functional areas
• To deliver requested products on time, on target, and on budget
• To constantly improve the quality of products, and proactively contribute to the improvement of operating processes

What does this agency offer you in return?

You’ll get a demanding but rewarding, entrepreneurial position. Fulltime is 36 hrs per week, 80% of fulltime is negotiable. You will be entitled to 27 days annual holiday.

This position carries many additional benefits. They pay an extra month’s salary every year (the “13th month”), offer a profit-sharing scheme, and pay two-thirds of your pension.

Skills needed this vacancy medical editor

Who am I looking for?

The successful candidate is a native English-speaking life science graduate with at least 1 year’s editing experience, preferably in a publishing company or medical communications agency.

• High-quality medical/scientific copy-editing skills
• Consistent focus on detail
• Effective communication with colleagues
• Ability to work effectively during periods of high workload
• Experience with managing and monitoring freelancers, and giving appropriate feedback
• Ability to deliver requested copy-editing services on time and on budget
• Native English speaker
• Medical/scientific background

Besides outstanding editing and communication skills, you should:

• Have the ability to self-start, take initiative, and work independently
• Be able to manage multiple assignments in various therapy areas and formats
• Have excellent computer skills (MS Office and web research)

Agency leading in medical communication

This job is at a leading medical communications agency that partners with the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to educate the global healthcare community. They create and deliver a full line of strategic solutions in the areas of Strategic Publication Planning, Medical Communications, Medical Education, and Medical Publishing, from traditional newsletters to to complete symposium organization and innovative e-learning portals. At the Amsterdam HQ Office a staff of 90 (20 nationalities!) successfully increases their business. London is their second EU Office.

How to apply for this vacancy medical editor?

I will be happy to receive your CV (resumé) and motivation. You can only apply directly through me, mr. Jaap Roorda. As a former publisher (b2b, Medical and Educational) I match professionals through (+31 (0)6 - 5144 1400). When we meet or Skype, we take time to check if this would be the right move for you. You'll get feedback, on your CV/ resumé as well as other aspects.




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