Assistant Section Editor

Company : BMJ
Location : London / Remote
Closing Date : 16/04/2021
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Position: Assistant Section Editor, BMJ Knowledge CentreContract: Full-time; Permanent Starting salary: £47,569 per annumLocation: Remote / LondonNote: There may be a requirement to go into the office 1-2 days per week once lock-down measures are completely lifted BMJ Knowledge Centre has an exciting opportunity for two Assistant Section Editors to join a talented and friendly team. These are new roles and the successful candidates will work on BMJ Best Practice, our award-winning online clinical decision support tool for doctors and other healthcare professionals. Best Practice provides the latest evidence-based information to underpin diagnosis and treatment decisions across more than 1,000 medical conditions and symptom presentations.Responsibilities - You will be involved in commissioning, updating and editing Best Practice clinical content to ensure it remains safe, accurate and consistent with latest evidence and clinical guidelines.- You will liaise with external clinician authors and peer reviewers to ensure appropriate quality assurance of new and updated content. - You will reshape content to bring it in line with our style guide and make it compelling and digestible for our target audiences.- You will work with our multimedia team to contribute to the production of video content, infographics etc.- You may be required to deputise for a Section Editor, curating content across one or more specialist clinical areas. Key skills- Ability to work independently, editing clinical content and checking it against primary and secondary sources (guidelines, journal articles etc), making judgements on complex clinical and editorial issues.- The confidence and credibility to liaise with external clinical experts, posing questions and seeking answers to highly specific queries to ensure the content is clinically accurate. - Exceptional attention to detail.Ability to adapt to new digital systems.- Strong editing and writing skills, demonstrating flawless English and clarity of thought.- An understanding of the principles of critical appraisal / evidence-based medicine is important; formal skills and experience in this area would be an advantage.- Highly motivated and organised self-starter, able to deliver under pressure to tight deadlines. Qualifications- Essential: A degree in a clinical or biomedical subject - Highly desirable: A postgraduate degree or specialist qualification in any one of Medicine / Pharmacy / Nursing / Journalism / Science Communication- You might come from a clinical or a medical editing background. You will need either:- Proven experience of researching, writing and editing complex medical or scientific information for a demanding audience of healthcare professionalsOR- Extensive experience as a practising clinician (doctor/pharmacist/nurse), ideally with an educational element to your roleWhy should you apply? BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider with a vision for a healthier world. We share knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes. You may know us as the publisher of one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ. We also publish over 70 specialty journals, many of which are the most influential titles in their field. We also offer digital professional development courses and clinical decision support tools to help medical institutions and clinicians tackle today’s most critical healthcare challenges. Evidence underpins everything we do – it’s what makes us one of the world’s most trusted knowledge providers. And the figures speak for themselves. More than 50 million users from over 150 countries access our websites every year. BMJ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association (BMA), with nearly 500 employees worldwide. Our head office is located within the Grade II listed BMA House in Euston, London, with more offices in China, India, North America, and Wales. At BMJ we take equal opportunities very seriously, diversity and inclusion are more than just words, they are an organisational priority. We are building a culture where everyone feels able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We encourage applications from under-represented groups and we are a Disability Confident Committed employer.You will be able to join any of our employee-led networks focusing on: Gender, Cultural Diversity, Sexual Orientation, Mental Health and Well-being, Parents and Carers and Age. We offer flexible work arrangements to all our employees.Those who come to work with us are assured of a rewarding career in an increasingly global company. In return, we offer a great place to work with a wide range of benefits, including: - Twenty-five days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, a BMA Day the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through long service employment- Additional days’ leave for moving house, volunteering or getting married - Onsite gym, fitness classes and subsidised canteen and cafeteria- Double matching employer pension contribution, up to 12%- Multiple discounts [from major stores] through MyReward employee benefits platform. - Season ticket loan, gym membership and cycle to work scheme - Seven x salary life assurance cover- Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives to get involved in