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Principal Medical Writer / Editorial Director – Medical Communications

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Medical Communications Jobs
60,000 to 80,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£60,000 - £80,000
UK Pound
Media Contacts (Recruitment Consultants) Limited
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Are you a Senior Medical Writer ready for the next step up the career ladder or a Principal Medical Writer looking to work for one of the best healthcare communications agencies in London? Then look no further. This multi-award winning healthcare communications agency is looking for an Editorial Director or Principal Medical Writer to oversee complex written documents, editorial account management, client relations, communications strategy, and management of a small team.

The Agency:

• A successful and independent full service communications agency
• Collaborative, supportive and entirely non-siloed environment
• Wide ranging spread of work across many therapy areas
• Good mix of long standing pharma clients, smaller biotech clients and non-profits

The Job:

• Work closely with Directors and contribute to the business development strategy of the stream and/or firm - identifying business opportunities, actively pursuing leads, working on proposals, new business pitches and new service offerings.
• Support the Associate Directors/Directors in managing large, complex and demanding client briefs and budgets, including assisting with communications planning, strategy formulation, writing and client counsel.
• Line manage members of the internal team, and manage freelancers within the designated editorial team.
• Oversee and contribute to the design and development of medical educational materials, using effective adult‐learning techniques, and in addition design and deliver complex clinical presentations with appropriate audience engagement.

The Editorial Director:

• An MSc or PhD in life sciences
• Advanced knowledge/expertise of the principles and practices of medical communications, especially editorial: regulations, current events, trends and issues; and compliance regulations and their impact on the industry, on the agency and on their clients
• A problem solver - you will be able to handle difficult and challenging assignments and break down complex scientific concepts into engaging communications
• Excellent writing and presenting skills, alongside both a strategic and creative mind

For a confidential chat about this role (or other opportunities), please send your CV to or call 020 7359 8244.

Contact Details:
Media Contacts (Recruitment Consultants) Limited
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 359 824
Fax: + 44 (0) 207 226 912
Contact: Joshua Havers

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