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Commissioning Editor - Medical Journals

Due to growth and internal promotion, a highly successful, global publisher  is looking to recruit an ambitious and motivated individual to join their Healthcare journals team as a Commissioning Editor. This role is a fabulous opportunity for an individual with some proven experience in journals publishing looking for the next step in their career and keen to learn all aspects of the commissioning process. The position will support the commissioning for their flagship journals series, working as part of a close knit team. Relevant training will be given as required.

This is an ideal role for someone who has a genuine interest/background in science, and who enjoys the process of researching relevant scientific literature and commissioning ideas for new articles.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Commissioning high quality and relevant journal content, by inviting experts to write on suitable topics
  • Building close relationships with authors, editorial boards and key opinion leaders
  • Oversee the peer review process  and make decisions on manuscripts
  • Reviewing submitted manuscripts for suitability and quality
  • Ensure all relevant editorial and ethical guidelines and policies are followed
  • Independently manage and develop your own journals to maintain competitiveness
  • Support the marketing team to promote your own journals

This is a fantastic role and a golden opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated self-starter looking to develop their career in medical publishing.  The successful person will be educated to degree level with a biomedical degree (essential) and able to demonstrate an interest in scientific/medical publishing. You will have some proven editorial or publishing experience within biomedical journals which you are looking to build upon; you will possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal; able to work as part of a team and have excellent time management skills.

For further details, please forward your CV outlining your interest and salary expectations.


Commissioning Editor - Medical Journals

Redwood, London
Commissioning Editor, Editor
Salary description: 
Excellent salary dependent on experience, plus bonus and generous benefits.
biomedical degree, some proven experience within medical/healthcare journals publishing