Senior Medical Editor

Job ID 2022-4198

Editorial United Kingdom


Position at WebMD

Position at WebMD UK Ltd

Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts clinical portals and related mobile applications that
make it easier for healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest
clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits, and
communicate with peers.

The role
The quality and accuracy of materials produced in collaboration with our clients is of the utmost
importance. We are looking for someone previous experience of delivering high quality medical
communications projects and excellent proofreading and editing skills to join our Project Delivery team.
The team is based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, but we also have an office in Central London and the
team are currently working in a hybrid manner with working from home the norm on a day-to-day basis.

The Senior Medical Editor will report to the Head of Project Delivery and will be the in-house editorial lead
on a variety of educational and promotional projects commissioned by pharmaceutical company clients.
They will also mentor junior colleagues and provide support to the Head of Project Delivery, as required.
The Senior Medical Editor will have the opportunity to work on a range of multimedia project types,
including videos, animations, webinars, printed supplements and articles, and working party meetings of
healthcare experts to agree new best practice clinical guidance.

Key responsibilities will include:

 ensuring the quality and accuracy of all materials produced through your excellent writing,
copyediting, and proofreading skills
 mentoring less experienced members of the team, supporting them to manage more complex
projects and programmes
 reviewing work of other editors and providing constructive feedback on their work
 ensuring compliance with the ABPI Code of Practice
 liaising effectively with key opinion leaders in the healthcare industry to produce high quality
 working with freelance medical writers and facilitators
 communicating with pharmaceutical company clients, working closely with the sales team, account
managers, and project managers
 developing and maintaining an understanding of various client brands and disease areas
 suggesting improvements to internal processes to increase team efficiency and/or product quality
 working with WebMD teams to develop new project types, defining the relevant processes,
procedures and supporting documentation.

Essential skills and experience

 Previous experience of medical editing, medical communications, medical education, or publishing
 Life science degree (or higher), with an understanding of disease area terminology
 Excellent development editing, copy editing and proofreading skills
 Excellent attention to detail
 Excellent time management, project management, and organisational skills
 Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
 Previous experience of interacting directly with clients
Other useful experience
 Knowledge of Adobe InDesign
 Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and the ABPI Code of Practice
 Experience of using online approval systems (e.g. Veeva Vault PromoMats)