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Senior Editor - Pharmaceutical

Posted 5 February by Jobfinders Ended

Editor/Managing Editor/£38-40,000/Bromley/Oxted/Sevenoaks/Orpington/Biggin Hill

Senior Editor - Pharmaceutical


We are currently looking for a Senior Editor to join this established, successful and respected publishers based in Kent.
The company is offering a competitive salary, 8.30 - 5 working hours (4 pm on a Friday), free car parking, friendly, supportive working environment and opportunity for personal advancement.


As their Managing Editor you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering content for print and digital platforms on time and to budget
  • Oversee editorial content, look and feel and front cover of publications
  • Lead and manage the editorial team
  • Reporting to the Head of Content, devise and implement editorial strategy and change
  • Ensure content meets the needs of readers and advertisers
  • Oversee commissioning and selection of stimulating content
  • Manage strategic partnerships with third parties in print and multimedia journalism

The main purpose of the role:


Managing a team of Editors to commission and write stimulating content for their brands

  • Research and write and/or Commission authors/industry experts to produce articles and features for the title via interviews, telephone and email in order to grow and develop the brand


Key Responsibilities:

Core Tasks

  • Responsible for delivering content for print and digital platforms on time and to budget
  • Representing the publications at events in the UK and worldwide
  • Interviewing industry leaders and writing up show reports from events
  • Forward plan each year`s issues, taking into account market trends
  • Build up a contacts list for the specific genre and core topics of your title
  • Identify future markets and new products with editorial & commercial potential
  • Oversee commissioning and selection of stimulating content
  • Negotiating clear terms and deadlines for each author and ensuring all copy deadlines are met and copy is received on time
  • Recruit and manage the brands advisory board ensuring consistent communication and reflection
  • Ensure that copy delivered is cleared for press, i.e. subbed and content checked where necessary. This includes proof reading and editing to an in-house style
  • Handing over completed material to the internal production team and liaising as appropriate on matters of style, design, production and quality
  • Work closely with the content marketing teams to create and distribute content to the brand audience
  • Working with the other departments in the business to ensure the smooth production of the title
  • Completing a flat plan for each issue ensuring close liaison with the advertising department
  • Contributing to marketing and sales activities
  • Work closely with the advertising department to ensure that the product reflects the advertiser`s demands
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Audience teams to ensure that the product reflects the reader`s demands
  • Build a clear vision as to where the brand should be in its market place
  • Hit success criteria targets as set by the Head of Content
  • Organising or writing copy for advertisers or sponsors in line with new commercial propositions
  • Attend conferences/exhibitions/briefings; some international travel/evening work may be required
  • Liaise with colleagues within the Company and contacts externally in a professional manner in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained
  • Line management for the brands Digital Editor.


What you will need to be successful in this role:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or related work experience
  • 2+ years of experience managing content for a publication in the B2B sector
  • Proven digital B2B editorial experience, producing insight-driven journalism for news portals
  • Experience in content or news ideation and production for either a news organization or a brand
  • Familiarity with digital marketing space and enthusiasm for working with commercial brands
  • Great proofing / subbing skills/attention to detail
  • Ability to research and analyse information efficiently and get to grips with new subject areas quickly
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent proof reading skills
  • Excellent written English
  • High attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure to meet targets
  • Excellent organisational skills, with flexibility to adapt to changes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to motivate others
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • IT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • An aptitude for conducting targeted research to develop new sales leads



Required skills

  • Commissioning
  • Editor
  • Managing

Reference: 34399371

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