Senior Medical Editor

Job ID 2023-4766

Client Services London, London


Position at WebMD

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
We are looking for someone with previous experience of delivering high quality medical communications
projects and excellent proofreading and editing skills to join our Global Content Development team.
The Senior Medical Editor will report to the Head of Content Development and will be the in-house
editorial lead on a variety of educational and promotional projects funded by pharmaceutical company
clients. They will also mentor junior colleagues and provide support to the Head of Content Development,
as required.
The Global Content Development team works on global projects funded through arm’s-length
arrangements and also on projects directly commissioned by clients for a UK audience. The Senior Medical
Editor will have the opportunity to work on a range of multimedia project types, including videos,
animations, digital and 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
 commissioning and liaising effectively with key opinion leaders in the healthcare industry to
produce high quality content
 reviewing work of other editors and providing constructive feedback on their work
 ensuring compliance with the ABPI Code of Practice
 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 healthcare professionals
 Previous experience of interacting directly with clients

Other useful experience
 Previous experience of working with global experts in secondary care
 Understanding of secondary care topics, such as oncology
 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)

The role may be based in either Chesham, Buckinghamshire or Central London. The team is currently
working in a hybrid manner with working from home the norm on a day-to-day basis.

WebMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, disability, veterans status, or any other basis protected by law.