Associate Medical Editor

Job ID 2022-4149

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 with 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 Associate 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

The Associate 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:

 liaising with key opinion leaders in the healthcare industry to produce high quality content
 copy editing, rewriting, and restructuring content as necessary for all types of project
 fact-checking and proofreading all types of project content at all stages to ensure accuracy of copy
 writing copy: for example, author briefs, content of emails to the audience of healthcare
 working with freelance medical writers and facilitators
 communicating with pharmaceutical company clients, working closely with the sales team, account
managers, and project managers
 attending internal and client set-up meetings and teleconferences to discuss the objectives of the
project first-hand with the client.

Essential skills and experience

 Life science degree (or higher), with an understanding of disease area terminology
 Excellent development editing, copy editing and proofreading skills
 Excellent attention to detail
 Strong time management, project management, and organisational skills
 Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Other useful experience

 Previous experience of medical communications or publishing
 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)