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Senior Editor


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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health is a family of expert practices, working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications and market access.

Founded in 2011, OPEN Health is structured as three specialist practices, all operating under the OPEN Health brand.
  • OPEN Health Medical Communications focused on medical affairs consultancy and content, publications planning and execution, multi-channel medical education and internal training
  • OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications - focused on PR, advertising and patient engagement
  • OPEN VIE and Pharmerit - focused on HEOR, RWE and market access
Collaboration and connectivity was a founding philosophy and will continue to be a key driver for OPEN Health providing value for our clients and also offering an environment in which our employees can continue to thrive.
We have 15 offices across 6 different countries: US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, India and China, with over 700 employees. OPEN Health works with 90% of the world's top 40 pharmaceutical companies, across a broad client base including biotechnology and medical devices. Our therapeutic range is broad, with particular strength and focus on oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicines.

About OPEN Health Medical Communications
Dedicated to delivering meaningful solutions

OPEN Health Medical Communications offers world-class expertise in:
  • Medical affairs consultancy and content
  • Publications planning and execution
  • Multi-channel medical education
  • Internal training
We offer a global perspective with in-depth knowledge of the US and European markets.
At OPEN Health Medical Communications, we completely grasp the science with experience and insight that are second to none.
But we go further than that. Much further.
Our dedicated, global experts challenge each other (and our clients) to think beyond the science and create fresh, purposeful, clinically relevant solutions.
What that means for our clients is a stimulating and rewarding partnership, with a trusted team that always goes the extra mile to make things happen.

You will love this role if you:
  • Have an exceptionally keen eye for detail
  • Are passionate about science and the English language
  • Are looking for a dynamic role involving interaction with a range of teams and internal clients
You will be a success if you:
  • Demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and apply this across a variety of content formats
  • Possess a strong command of the English language which you utilise to add quality to all client deliverables
  • Can manage a range of internal client expectations, demonstrating multitasking skills and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Are passionate about editorial best practice and lead by example to upskill the wider team

As part of the Medical Communications team, you'll be responsible for the following activities:
  • Ensuring that quality control is paramount within all materials produced across the business

What you'll bring:
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Aptitude for the English language and excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated editorial skills across a range of core tasks including: top-line proofing/quality control checks (assessing for sense, consistency, spelling and grammar etc.), editing (thorough structural review and assessment of clarity), proofing of artwork (checking layout, design, consistency of colours etc versus original copy)
  • Capability to apply core editorial skills across a variety of written and electronic materials, including but not limited to: PowerPoint presentations, manuscripts, proposals/pitch presentations, marketing materials, websites and printed artwork materials
  • Offer support to the medical writing team in the development of reference packs, completing accuracy crosschecks and uploading key materials onto client approval systems eg Zinc as necessary
  • Ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively, liaising with key project contacts where conflicts occur and ensuring all projects are delivered within agreed deadlines
  • Excellent team skills - as a member of a central resource must be able to communicate/interact effectively with all functions in the company
  • Develop an understanding of the purpose/aims of healthcare marketing/communications (or related field)
  • Champion editorial processes and be a good source of information on these processes for colleagues
  • Champion editorial processes and represent a key contact for the company on best practices, including maintenance of the company house style (as appropriate)
  • Line management / mentoring / training of junior editorial team members (as appropriate)
  • Develop and disseminate understanding of specialist editorial skills including understanding of the publishing process, copyright requirements and journal/KOL identification
  • Deliver training as needed to the wider OPEN Health Medical Communications team on core editorial team processes eg. OPEN Health Medical Communications house style, journal submissions, copyright etc
  • Take a lead role and work with the Scientific Services Director to resource workload effectively, including engagement and management of freelance support as required
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial and commercial objectives, contributing to budget development as appropriate
What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities...... click apply for full job details

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