Section Editor

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Medicine, Publishing

  • Salary:

    Up to £60,500 pro rata

  • Published:

    5 months ago

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  • Client:


The role:

BMJ Knowledge Centre has a permanent vacancy for a part-time editor (0.5 full-time equivalent) to join our team to work on BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning.

The role involves planning, commissioning, writing and editing complex medical content for a demanding audience of clinicians. You will take ownership for curating a specialist area of our content, liaising with external clinical experts to ensure it is up to date with the latest evidence and guidelines, as well as compelling and digestible for our target audience. You may also be asked to lead on the production of new content and develop new formats to meet the needs of our growing audiences.

You will need strong editorial instincts, meticulous attention to detail and a confident approach as well as proven ability to produce practice-changing, evidence-based clinical content to the highest standards and to tight deadlines.  A biomedical degree is required and clinical experience would be an advantage though is not essential. Other vital skills are the ability to critically appraise evidence developments and to extract the key take-home messages from complex medical literature.


  • You will be responsible for curating a specialist area of content

  • You will write and edit new and existing content within your section to ensure it is relevant, up to date, and clinically accurate

  • You will analyse and assess medical literature, evaluate (sometimes conflicting) medical opinions, to inform editorial decisions

  • You will engage with contributors to provide expert advice and knowledge

  • You will engage with users through feedback as well as usage and other data to inform editorial decisions


At least two, preferably all of the following:

  • First degree in a biomedical science or clinical / healthcare subject 

  • Further degree or professional qualification in a related field - Medicine / Pharmacy / Nursing / Journalism / Science Communications 

  • Extensive previous experience devising, creating and updating clinically accurate information for a reputable scientific publisher

Why 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. 

As a values-driven company, we have pride in our people and take equal opportunities very seriously. We welcome individuality and all qualified applications from a diverse range of candidates. 

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: 

  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, a BMA Day and the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through long service 

  • 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 through MyReward employee benefits platform. 

  • Season ticket loan, gym membership and cycle to work scheme 

  • Seven times salary life assurance cover

  • Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives to get involved in