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Commercial Editor - Knutsford - Texere

Business Type: Publishing Company
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: Cheshire
Reference: comm-editor
Job Details:
Who is Texere Publishing?

Texere is a start-up media company founded in 2012, with a young energetic team located in our Manchester and New York offices. We have experienced phenomenal year-on-year growth since our inception and our portfolio of advertising, events and media services are in demand across the medical and science markets. 

About the job and the work

We are seeking an experienced Writer/Editor to join a growing scientific publishing company based in Cheshire. Highly organized, enthusiastic, and with proven editorial and writing experience within science, technology or medicine, the right candidate must be able to successfully drive forward and manage print and digital content in a range of specialties. 

As Commercial Editor, you will plan, edit and write out innovative client-sponsored content, ensuring that it is engaging, current and relevant to the target audience. Texere Publishing has developed a reputation for delivering commercial content with a difference. Tapping into the same flair and creativity as our editorial copy, we help companies communicate with their customers through entertaining and informative articles supplements, videos and more. 

Job Summary
  • Write, edit and project manage sponsored articles and other commercial content.
  • Build positive, effective working relationships with clients and contributors.
  • Confidently and professionally represent the publication to clients and the community, by email, phone and in person.
  • Work closely with editorial, sales and design teams.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with clients to understand their needs and develop content that engages their target audience. 
  • Plan, commission and edit sponsored articles for the digital and print components of the publication.
  • Effectively manage a high workload and competing priorities to ensure that all deadlines are met. 
  • Confidently conduct interviews with industry experts. 
  • Propose artwork and multimedia components to illustrate the articles in print and online. 
  • Adapt writing style to meet the needs of different audiences and internal house style. 
  • Be willing to travel globally to relevant conferences and client meetings as required. 
  • Act as a representative and champion of our publication in the market. 
  • Contribute to the ongoing strategy for commercial projects across the company. 
  • Undertake additional editorial projects that support the mission of the publication. 
This job description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the post and may change in line with company needs or at the request of the line manager.

About you

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent within a scientific subject and have a background in science, technical or medical (STM) publishing in an editorial/writing role. Experience of working on commercial projects and liaising with clients (e.g., medical communications) would be an advantage.

Person Specification
  • Degree or equivalent level experience in a science discipline.
  • Excellent written, editorial and internet research skills, with a flair for creating engaging copy.
  • Previous experience in an editorial/writing role, ideally medical communications or similar.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (with colleagues, contributors, and clients, including top-level scientists)
  • Knowledge of print and online publishing processes.
What we Offer
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays off
  • Private healthcare (including additional employee perks)
  • A welcoming company culture which is invested in your personal development
  • Beautiful location (lunchtime croquet!)
  • Automatic enrolment pension scheme
  • Death in Service benefit 
How to Apply

We value creativity at Texere so if you feel you could fill this position why not contact Charlotte ( and introduce yourself as a future colleague and tell us why you want to work with us. 

Perhaps tell us...
  • Why you think you would be suited to this role
  • What your favourite meal is and why
Be yourself - it is helpful to meet the criteria, but we hire the person. 

Curious as to what life at Texere is like? Check out our Instagram: @texerepublishing

Posted: 19/08/2019 | NPJ Ref: 240491 | NPJ Original URL
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