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    Posted 31/10/19

    Senior Medical Writer / Editorial Team Lead

    Contract type
    Permanent
    Salary/Rate
    £45,000 - £60,000
    Location
    Amersham
    Duration
    Permanent
    Start date
    ASAP
    Reference
    1417
    A successful award-winning healthcare communications agency has an exciting opportunity for an Editorial Team Lead / Senior Medical Writer to join its award-winning Editorial team. This unit creates global communication programmes to assist many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Our client is recognised as one of the leading agencies in this field and has achieved international recognition for its creative work. The company is based in offices in Amersham and handles campaigns for some of the biggest brands from some of the best-known pharmaceutical companies in the world. 
     
    We are looking for a Senior Medical Writer with 4 years’ + experience to join a dedicated group within their busy creative department. The role will require the writer to continue to write for around 50% of their time, but in the remaining time they would lead the evolution development and management of the editorial team which is currently a mix of around 9 writers and editors of different seniorities. We see this as a great opportunity for an experienced writer who wants to develop their role and has a flair for team leadership. Our writing team in particular remains is still in growth phase, and increasing the size and capability of this team together with our ability to swell capacity with a good freelance capacity is essential here.
     
    Brief synopsis of the qualities required for the role:-
     
    Establishing a team identity for the editorial group 
    Looks for ways to help the team work together acknowledging different roles and skill sets
    Is the obvious ‘flag bearer’ for the editorial team
    Inspires trust from the team
    Delegates effectively up and down
     
    Developing, implementing and monitoring QC and writing process
    Ensures that effective QC and writing processes are developed
    Delegates process development to editing and writing teams 
    Is aware of how the processes are working in practice
    Reviews practices and ensures any necessary modifications are identified and implemented
     
    Developing roles and opportunities
    Works with the Editorial team to identify general development needs/updates
    Ensures introductory training plans and mentoring are in place
    Recommends adaptations to the structure of the editorial team and working practices
     
    Managing internal and freelance resources
    Ensures that internal resources are used effectively to spread workload across the company
    Keeps an up to date list of preferred freelancers based on feedback from EAs and writers
    Builds a positive rapport with key freelancers
    Is involved and advises on recruitment needs and decisions
     
    Finance management
    Ensures that processes are in place to capture and bill editorial work including freelance use
    Has an overview of the financial contribution/viability of the editorial team to the business
     

    If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to:
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    Liese Kelly
    020 8334 5522