Editorial Assistant

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Position: Editorial Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Salary:  £29,139 per annum 

Start date: ASAP


BMJ Knowledge Centre has an exciting opportunity for an editorial role working on BMJ Best Practice, our popular online clinical decision support tool for doctors and other healthcare professionals. The role sits within a team that is responsible for ensuring the clinical content across a wide range of Best Practice topics remains up to date and relevant for our global audience.


  • You will be involved in various stages of the publication process, including appraising literature searches and liaising with our expert medical contributors. 
  • You will be responsible for reviewing and editing submitted updates for a wide range of Best Practice clinical topics.
  • You will be required to upload edits within our bespoke content management system. 
  • You will also help to support the commissioning process for Best Practice.



  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to engage with medical content.
  • Confidence in communicating with external clinical experts.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure to deadlines and to confidently juggle multiple tasks. 
  • Experience of working within a CMS and the ability to adapt to new digital systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong editing and content writing skills.
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.


Qualifications and experience

  • A degree level qualification in a biomedical science or clinical/healthcare subject is essential.  
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification (e.g., science communication, journalism, or publishing) and/or experience in an STM publishing environment would be an advantage.


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



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