Publications Manager

Recruiter
Optimus Life Sciences
Location
Reading
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Publications Manager

Position: Remote

Salary: £50,000

This company is separated into two divisions medical publishing and medical communications which between them they provide high quality publications. They work closely with medical experts in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Cardio and Respiratory. As the Publications Manager you will report to the Scientific Team Leader and be responsible for monitoring manuscript projects and the talent of the editorial team.

Main Responsibilities:

* Managing a team of freelance medical writers and editors to ensure efficient delivery of high quality manuscripts
* Coordination of manuscript budgets and timelines with the business development team account management team
* Managing resourcing requirements for manuscript development within the freelance editorial team
* Having an in-depth understanding of good publications practice guidelines and several therapeutic areas, offering publication leadership and support for members of the content team
* Identifying new business opportunities through maintaining client and KOL relationships and monitoring the medical education environment
* Becoming an invaluable scientific and strategic support for both clients and the business. Considered the publications expert who provides excellent strategic counsel regarding manuscript development
* Strategic and scientific content input during client interactions
* Ensuring the manuscript development process is successfully implemented across the company, taking a lead role in client and author communications
* Providing editorial input to project proposals and attending pitches as required to secure new business and grow existing accounts
* Aim to establish role with clients as an integral and valued member of the manuscript delivery team
* Inform team of any areas of potential project over-spend/increase in hours required for delivery

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

* Life science degree essential
* Excellent scientific writing style
* Proven organisational and planning abilities
* Appropriate industry experience, ideally in an agency environment
* Client and author facing experience essential

Apply today to be considered for this amazing opportunity!

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