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Editorial Assistant - Reading - Porterhouse Medical

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Entry Level
Position: Full Time
Location: South East
Reference: med-ed-assist

Porterhouse Medical Ltd is a specialist medical and scientific communications agency working with some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, helping them to connect with a global audience of healthcare professionals and increasingly knowledgeable patients. The company has seen continued growth over the past decade and has recently secured new business wins on both a global and national level. This success has culminated in Porterhouse Medical being recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016 – the UK’s highest accolade for outstanding achievement in business.

Editorial Assistant – Job Description

As an editorial assistant, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Providing administrative support to the in-house editorial team of medical writers and editors
  • Sourcing reference materials and copyright permissions
  • Creating and maintaining libraries of scientific and medical reference material
  • Preparing materials for client compliance processes, e.g. checking that materials are fully and accurately referenced, marking up reference materials, uploading content and references onto client approval systems, and managing comments
  • Formatting documents in Word and PowerPoint in line with house style and client style where necessary
  • Maintaining personal proficiency in reference management software, client approval systems and internal editorial processes
  • Being able to follow guidance and take on board constructive feedback
  • Liaising with other internal departments and external service providers to ensure delivery of projects in line with established quality standards.

Desired Background and Skills

We are looking for the very best life sciences graduates in order to maintain our reputation as a first-class medical communications agency delivering scientific programmes of the highest quality. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills and qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher), ideally in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, or a closely-related subject)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills
  • A strong work ethic and a solution-focused ‘can do’ attitude combined with intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • A passion for medical communications and education
  • The ability to work effectively in teams in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to for the attention of Rob Pilbrow (Group Director, Editorial Services)

Posted: 02/08/2017 | NPJ Ref: 191698 | NPJ Original URL
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