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Editor – Chemical or Biology

Location: South East, UK
Salary: £35,000 – £45,000 Basic + Benefits

Our client is a leading independent publishing company covering the pharmaceutical sector, producing high quality B2B titles. Due to continued growth they are looking for a new Editor with a background in Biology or Chemistry.

You will have responsibility for researching and writing and/or Commission authors/industry experts to produce articles and features for the title via interviews, telephone and email, in order to grow and develop their B2B publications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivering content for all channels appropriate to the audience – including website, email, print, video, podcast and webinar. All work to be done to budget.
  • Identify future markets and new products with editorial & commercial potential.
  • Forward plan each year’s print issues taking into account market trends.
  • Devise and implement editorial strategy and change.
  • Ensure content meets the needs of the readers and advertisers.
  • Maintain accurately all relevant records required to manage your duties, either digitally or otherwise as prescribed.
  • Oversee commissioning and selection of stimulating content.
  • Managing junior editors if required.
  • Supporting Managing Editor as required.

Skills & Experience:

  • Print and digital editorial experience.
  • Chemical or Biology related degree (possible to overlook the degree if the candidate has 4 years or more working in a science based B2B publishing / writing / content environment.)
  • 3 years editorial / content experience (preferably having been an Editor of a science publications
  • Proof reading skills.
  • Written English.
  • Attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure to meet targets.
  • Organisational skills, with flexibility to adapt to changes.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to motivate others.
  • Communication skills, both written and oral.
  • An aptitude for conducting targeted research
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