Journalist and Editorial Assistant

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    About the Job

    Market-leading brand Pharmafile – comprising the website, monthly print newspaper Pharmafocus, and a range of other products – is looking for a Journalist/Editorial Assistant to join our team in Central London.

    This hands-on position involves strong news/feature writing skills, proofreading abilities and an ability to handle editorial and production processes. It would suit a recent Journalism or English graduate with some experience of writing for print/online publications.

    Key duties:

    • Source and write exclusive news and features both online and in print
    • Research and commission written content from external industry organisations
    • Assist in overseeing all editorial and production aspects
    • Help to plan and deliver products on time and to budget
    • Work closely with the sales team, liaise with advertisers and plan editorial calendars
    • Liaise closely with internal teams and external partners, building strong working relationships
    • Represent the brand at press events and conferences
    • Conduct market analysis and monitor competitor activity closely
    • Monitor and maintain social media accounts
    • Produce marketing materials, including email marketing and media packs

    Experience/skills required:

    • Excellent, proven written and journalistic skills
    • Demonstrable ability to identify industry trends, source and write news stories for online/print
    • Ability to keep to tight deadlines
    • Strong research, fact-checking and proofreading/editing skills
    • Good interview and question writing skills
    • Strong organisational and project management skills
    • Effective teamwork skills
    • Excellent IT (including social media) skills
    • A good eye for detail

    Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is not essential, but would be an advantage.

    If you think you would be suitable, please reply with your CV and a detailed cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role, as well as some writing samples.

    Salary: £20,000

    Full time




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