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Editorial Manager

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Mapa de ubicación: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Full time R1252995

Descripción del trabajo

Our Medical and Patient Communications team is a full-service Medical Communications agency, with bases across Europe and the USA. Supporting our clients from Phase II onwards, we provide highly impactful communications programmes to engage healthcare professionals, payers and patients, which harness the power of IQVIA’s healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

The Medical and Patient Communications group are expanding, and in order to support to our highly experienced team of Editors we are looking for an Editorial Manager to join us at this exciting time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guide the performance and personal development of direct team and wider editorial team
  • Manage the progression of assigned projects from signed-off copy to print stage, keeping team informed of project status, and attending status/priority meetings as required.
  • Edit and proofread copy for a range of educational and promotional items – including printed materials, slide presentations, and digital media projects – to agreed style/specification, checking content, clarity, accuracy, consistency, syntax and grammar.
  • Liaise with creative designers to develop appropriate design options for all materials.
  • Mark up approved copy/draw up page plans for typesetting. Set up editorial/production job bags, ensuring all relevant information is included, and liaise with typesetters to ensure that medical information is clearly conveyed in text, tables and figures.
  • Check all proof stages from initial layouts to printers' proofs, liaising with typesetters at each stage, incorporating client/author corrections as required, and liaising with relevant internal/external stakeholders to ensure full input and approval of copy.
  • Estimating editorial hours for budgets as required. Development and implementation of production schedules and deliver assigned projects and tasks in accordance with budgeted hours and agreed deadlines.
  • Develop effective working relationships with suppliers, including web developers and translation agencies, as required.
  • Assist in maintaining overall quality control (QC) in Editorial Department, helping to ensure that all print items are QC checked, and monitor published items to ensure they are of the highest quality for agreed specification and budget.
  • Training, supervising and reviewing the work of junior team-members, as required.
  • Assist in monitoring departmental procedures/processes to ensure team operates at maximum efficiency.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Progressive medical communications editorial experience
  • Prior Line Management experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of the medical communications industry.
  • Familiarity with publication planning databases an advantage.
  • Demonstrable editorial experience across a wide range of accounts, including publication planning programmes, symposium and exhibition materials, new business proposals and promotional materials, for a range of audiences.
  • Ability to monitor team outputs, ensuring all edited materials meet client marketing objectives.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent copy-editing and proofing skills, to a standard appropriate for QC sign-off.
  • Proficiency in layout-checking/copy-fitting, to a standard appropriate for QC sign-off.
  • Full understanding of current print/production procedures and timelines.
  • Commercial focus/financial awareness, and ability to provide accurate hours estimates.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and reference management programs
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Life science preferred, but not essential)


This position can be remote. Candidates must be based in the UK. The successful candidate should be willing to come to our Reading office for meetings when required.  


  • Excellent Salary and Bonus 
  • Life Assurance, Pension & Private Health Insurance
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits available including:
    • Health Insurance (Dental, Health Screen and Optical)
    • Health Clubs and Gym Discounts
    • Give As You Earn

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success. We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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