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Editorial Director

Up to £90K Depending on experience | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:886657



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 Director - Healthcare Communications Agency - Central London - Up to £90K Depending on experience


The Company

Carrot were recently invited to a recruitment briefing this this agency and from this we were able to gather tons of great information about the business. Myself and my colleagues came away full of enthusiasm and we can honestly say we were super impressed with the agency.

The agency has several different disciplines across healthcare including PR, Healthcare Advertising, Digital Healthcare and Medical Communications. This role sits within the Medical Communications part of the business and will be working very closely with the Managing Director, acting very much as a second in command.

  • Current Medical Communications team of 12, in an overall company of 500

  • This Medical Communications team work very closely with the Health Brands team which is 50 (PR focus)

  • Work with many of the top 20 Pharma companies including AZ, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer and Abbvie

  • Integrated approach across the business, opportunity to work in a variety of areas/disciplines


The Role

  • Providing strategic support to clients across accounts, in particular with scientific communication

  • Developing and writing strategic content where required, working closely with junior members to deliver

  • Managing and motivating medical/scientific members of the team

  • Leading opportunities with potential new clients, being involved in content presentation in new business

  • Managing long term editorial resource planning, including freelance, team development and recruitment



  • Superb attention to detail

  • Organisational skills, being able to adapt quickly to changing situations

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with account and creative teams

  • Proven experience within the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare Communications arena

  • Management skills, being able to manage internal and external editorial professionals


What should you do next?

This is a really intriguing company (genuinely!) and they're looking to expand the team with this appointment is a key hire for the business. They're a really forward-thinking agency, with a fresh modern feel. Please get in touch to find out more!

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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