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Editorial Assistant

Up to £35k DOE | London, Greater Manchester |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:886362



Lewis Burne

Which team do you work in?

Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?

Medical Communications & Medical Education - roles include Medical Writers, Account Managers, Project Coordinators and Editoral Assistants. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Attending events and meeting candidates and clients is a fantastic way of engaging with my sector and really getting to know people, companies and their motivations. This, alongside keeping up-to-date with MedComms Networking and PMLive articles. 

What's your favourite film and why?

I'm not the biggest of movie buffs but one of my favourites is Lars Von Trier's 'Dancer in the Dark'. It stars Bjork and I'm quite a big Bjork fan!

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I would invent a mode of transport which is, essentially, a large rollercoaster. It would make my commute to work that bit more enjoyable.

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I try not to make assumptions on people and get to know everyone on an individual basis. 


The Role

Editorial Assistant - Medical Education Agency - London or Manchester - Up to £35k DOE


The Company

My client are an independent Medical Communications giant with locations spanning the globe - from UK, to North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. You will be working in a specialist sub-agency with a focus on creative medical education and mixed-media communications. The agency has one of the best reputations in the industry, supporting a diverse wealth of clients and deliverables, and providing excellent benefits and opportunities to progress.

  • Small agency sitting within a larger group - fantastic resources with a friendly, team-oriented culture

  • Working with 17 of the top 20 pharma companies

  • Competitive rumination and excellent benefits

  • Fantastically located, central offices in Manchester and London


The Role

My client is seeking an Editorial Assistant, who will sit within the editorial team, working closely with Medical Writers. The role would suit someone looking for exposure of a varied array of mixed-media communications with a high-science focus.

  • Proofreading, editing, styling and formatting, in line with brief

  • Liaising internally with account team and editorial colleagues

  • Management of in-house reference libraries, document reviews and approval systems

  • Maintaining a meticulous eye-for-detail and demonstrating a passion for quality



If you are an Editorial Assistant looking for your next move, within a highly reputable agency that will invest in your day-to-day comfort, development and future, this is the role for you.

  • 2 years or equivalent experience in medical communications of publishing/legal

  • Experience across a range of deliverables

  • Demonstrable passion for healthcare and editing

  • A positive, enthusiastic attitude

  • Life-science background - BSc or above


What should you do next?

This Editorial Assistant job is a significant role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

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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