Senior Medical Writer.


Job title: Senior Medical Writer
Type: Permanent (full-time)
Location: Cannon Street
Salary: Competitive

To apply, please submit your CV to 
Dawn Jones:
We are seeking experienced senior medical writers to join our busy editorial team. The team creates and delivers a wide range of projects, serving the needs of both the pharmaceutical company sponsors and the healthcare professional audience. Our projects are delivered either in print, in person or online.

The Senior Medical Writer is responsible for managing and leading the progress of assigned projects, ensuring agreed timelines are met and quality standards upheld. You will will also play a key part in proposing and defining the scope of new projects and in assisting the Editorial Director in allocating and integrating work within the team. The key responsibility for our senior medical writers includes (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Copyediting and proof-reading of a wide range of materials generated for departmental projects (e.g. for coherence, structure, consistency, style, grammar/spelling, applicability to the readership)
  • Managing and leading the day-to-day progress of assigned projects, ensuring agreed timelines are met and drawing upon internal medical writing/editing resource if required
  • Balancing editorial tasks relating to multiple projects, making appropriate prioritisation decisions
  • Recommending suitable approaches for content development to the client services team when projects are being planned
  • Conference materials: editing and laying out PowerPoint files, checking presentations for technical issues
  • Approval systems: submitting project materials to online approval systems such as ZincMaps
  • Video-based materials: attending video shoots to identify issues that will create potential technical or content problems; reviewing video edits
  • Supporting the marketing teams and Director in identifying new business opportunities, for example in new therapy areas or additional offerings to existing accounts


To join us you will need:

  • Good degree in life sciences, medicine or a closely related technical discipline
  • At least 4 years working in a medical comms agency/environment
  • Demonstrable editorial experience within a medical education environment (writing, editing, proofreading)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the main principles of pharmacology, evidence-based medicine and drug regulation and governance (e.g. types of clinical trials, role of bodies such as NICE)
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Meticulous editing skills and clear, unambiguous writing style