Senior Assistant Editor - BJGP Open

The Royal College of General Practitioners
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time, 35 hours per week

Permanent contract

Band E, Salary c. £35,000 per annum

Location RCGP, 30 Euston Square, London

Close date: midday on 24th July 2017

Interview date: 2nd August 2017

The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 52,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills, and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.

The Royal College of General Practitioners launched a new journal BJGP Open in January 2017. BJGP Open is an international, peer reviewed, open access, online-only journal which publishes original research and other articles of relevance to primary care clinicians, researchers, and teachers. The Senior Assistant Editor is responsible for the day-to-day editing, production, promotion, and development of BJGP Open.

The Senior Assistant Editor has a leading role in editing and proofreading high-quality peer-reviewed research and other content. Using an XML-first workflow they will be responsible for creating and editing content on the journal site, ensuring that new content is quality controlled before go-live.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate, with a scientific or medical background, with proven experience of online publishing and project management. They will have excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to rewrite content by authors whose first language is not English. They will possess a high degree of self-motivation, proven time management skills, and the ability to prioritise and deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.

In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.

To apply please upload your CV and cover letter via the RCGP careers page, (url removed)

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The Royal College of General Practitioners is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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