Medical Writing Co

Title: Medical Writing Co-Ordinator | £20,000 -£25,000 | Medical Journal | Central London

Industry: Creative industries

Role/Sector: Operations   |   Healthcare

Location: Central London

Placement: Graduate job (permanent)

Salary: £25,000 (per annum)

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Another fantastic opportunity for a graduate with our friends at an award-winning Medical Journal! 

They are the creators of peer-reviewed open access journals in the medical sector. They provide material to thousands of physicians, including congress reviews, as well as breaking news, analysis and access to information of unparalleled quality. The journals span across a wide range of therapeutic areas including Neurology, Gastroenterology and Urology, with all the publications and articles freely available and accessible to our online community to read and share. The content reviews the leading congress within the therapeutic area and are supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.


This is a graduate level role paying between £17,000 - £25,000 depending on experience.

We’re on the lookout for a co-ordinator to work alongside this great journals Client Services and Editorial teams. This person will grow and manage a database of freelance/contract medical writers, maintain existing relationships with med comms agencies, and support the development of an in-house team of medical writers over the mid to long term.

Key responsibilites of the role:
The purpose of this role is to improve turnaround in project time, improve relationships with medical writers, and reduce the reliance on med comms agencies.
Long-term progression of the role will be to head up a team of in-house medical writers from an operational perspective or to develop your own medical writing skills to become lead client medical writer and support the development of a team around you.
This is an excellent opportunity to take the lead on medical writing for the client pieces. Whether you’re looking to develop your career as a medical writer or have the desire to progress to a senior operational role, this is a great progression opportunity in a fast-paced environment.

Day to day requirements of the role:
The medical writing co-ordinator will work closely with the Client Services and Editorial teams to ensure they have a pool of medical writers available to produce any article for our clients.

The Journal covers 16 therapy areas, including Cardiology, Dermatology, Diabetes, and many more. Each therapy area has a major European congress meeting, and they publish the journal 6 weeks after the relevant congress meeting.

Within the journal they publish two types of article on behalf of thier clients. Both articles are 3,000 (+/- 10%) and will include up to 60 references.

  • An independently commissioned article (ICA) is where they are commissioned by a client to engage key opinion leaders (KOLs) to write an article on a topic of the client’s choosing
  • A Symposium Review Article (SRA) provides a summary of a symposium held at a congress. They are written so that healthcare professionals (HCPs) who did not attend the symposium can read about what was presented.

For both of these articles, they use only the best medical writers available to assist in the production of engaging content that fits the criteria from the client, is factually accurate, and is in keeping with the house editorial style to appeal to thier readership.

  • Manage and grow a pool of medical writers to ensure that at any particular time we have adequate resources to deliver on client projects.
  • Manage multiple projects from brief to completion. During the process, keep track of deadlines, budgets and account priorities, with support from Finance, Client Services, and Editorial.
  • Awareness of client expectations to develop creative strategic plans for their projects.
  • Attend client briefing calls in order to build a long-lasting rapport with key clients and external experts
  • Reduce the reliance on med comms agencies, with the mid to long-term goal of bringing in a team of medical writers internally.

Days of work:      Monday – Friday
Working hours:      08:30 – 17:00
Salary:                  £17,000 - £25,000
Minimum £30,000 after 2 yrs’ service
Department:       Client Services/Editorial

Key requirements of the candidate:

  • Life sciences degree (i.e., BSc or higher) is desirable, although not essential
  • Experience with managing client projects
  • Able to problem solve and make sound decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both internally and with external contacts
  • Highly organised and able to manage data
  • High levels of drive, motivation, and initiative


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