Opinion Editor - London

London (Central), London (Greater)
Circa £34,000 pa
01 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2017
Job Type

Permanent, full time
Circa £34,000 pa
Based: London (66-68 East Smithfield E1W 1AW)

Are you a senior journalist looking for a new challenge?

The Pharmaceutical Journal Publications, a division owned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and a leading publisher in pharmacy practice and science, is looking to appoint a new opinions editor.

You will be able to efficiently manage the opinions section of the Pharmaceutical Journal Publications. You are confident that you could coordinate, commission and edit contributions across the platform, including comment, Q&As, blogs, correspondence, obituaries, and books & arts.  You are unfazed when it comes to dealing with sector leaders and can use your contacts and skills to commission and edit content when the need arises.

You will also have knowledge of social media editorial strategy and be prepared to work with the news and views editor to develop this area.

You have a strong news sense and a background in science, medical or healthcare publishing. A deep knowledge and understanding of the pharmacy profession, clinical pharmacy and biopharma is essential. You will have at least three years’ experience in STM editorial commissioning as well as writing and editing skills.

Working within a small but enthusiastic editorial team, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop in a progressive digital-first publishing environment.  
We offer excellent benefits, a supportive working environment and the opportunity for you to grow and enhance your existing skills. 
If this sounds like the role for you, please get in touch. The full job description can be found at: http://www.rpharms.com/vacancies

How to apply
Send your CV, a covering letter/supporting statement and copies of/links to examples of your published work (both short- and long-form articles) relevant to this role to: recruitment@rpharms.com 

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th September 2017 (5pm)

Interviews to take place: w/c 25th September