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Editorial Team Lead

Up to £55K DOE | Greater Manchester |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:885717



Phillip Hall

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!


The Role

Editorial Team Lead - Medical Communications Agency - Manchester - Up to £55K Depending on experience - Medical Communications Jobs


The Company

The agency we're working with have gone through a large period of growth and due to this they're looking to strengthen the team further with an Editorial Team Lead. They're a small to medium sized agency with their head office in Cheshire. About twelve months ago they opened an office in Central Manchester and just last month moved to a bigger office space, having outgrown that one.

The Manchester office has a team of Senior/Medical Writers and they're looking for the Editorial Team Lead to take on a leadership role within this office, offering mentoring and coaching to improve the writing standard, along with doing some of the writing themselves.

This position would be ideal for a Senior Medical Writer looking to take a step up, alternatively somebody already operating at this level looking for a change would work equally as well.

  • Independent agency, able to make decisions quickly.
  • Agency going through growth, variety of projects and therapy areas to choose from

  • Lovely offices in Manchester, easily commutable via train/tram and car

  • Flexible agency, able to accommodate a happy work/life balance

  • Running since 2004, stable business well recognised in the MedComms industry


The Role

  • Working closely with the senior leadership team to deliver business goals

  • Mentoring and coaching more junior members of the team

  • Develop outstanding knowledge of client data, therapy area and strategic objectives

  • Delivering compelling programmes that bring together commercial objective and scientific information

  • Ensuring excellence is delivered consistently on accounts, within budget and on time



  • Able to build excellent relationships with direct and broader team

  • Vast experience communicating scientific material to a variety of audiences

  • Excellent financial acumen - working closely with the Publications lead on budgets

  • Able to develop new initiatives, improvement of service


What should you do next?

Lovely agency that we've had a great working relationship with. Straight talking business that understand the importance of work/life balance. They're going through a period of growth and looking to meet with people to see if the same ambition and passion is shared - if you think this is you don't hesitate to get in touch!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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