COM210 - Editor & Internal Communications Officer

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Posted: 25/11/2020 16:27
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £24,716 - £27,795 per annum
Location: Liverpool
Level: Professional
Deadline: 15/12/2020 09:00
Hours: 35.00
Benefits: For more information about our benefits please see below
Job Type: Full Time

Location: Liverpool

Full time, permanent

Salary: Grade 4: £24,716 – £27,795 per annum

 

The RCP is seeking a versatile and experienced editor / internal communications officer to lead on internal communications needs for the RCP’s new headquarters in Liverpool, The Spine. They will also project manage, edit and proofread a wide range of published material from initial concept through to pre-press stage, including reports, clinical guidance, e-newsletters and patient information. These publications have a varied audience, including our members and fellows, other healthcare professionals, policymakers, government, patients and the public. There is a need to ensure that all materials further the organisation’s strategic objectives, are written in an accessible and engaging tone, and support the RCP brand.

The editor / internal communications officer should have a broad range of experience and be comfortable working across journals, booklets, reports, and both print and digital products such as intranets. They will work closely with our in-house team of internal and external communications staff, editors and designers, authors, senior doctors, RCP colleagues and external suppliers. As part of the RCP Corporate Communications and Publishing team, they will also have a significant role to play in ensuring that the RCP’s internal communications and editorial standards remain consistently excellent, and in providing the necessary support, guidance and training to colleagues, authors and freelancers to ensure that excellence is maintained.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To be the first point of contact for the internal communications needs of Liverpool-based RCP staff, and work with the corporate and internal communications manager to action those needs.
  • To update the RCP intranet and other internal communications channels.
  • To use editorial skills to help with internal promotional materials and internal messages.
  • To create schedules and liaise with originating departments and/or authors/editors, freelance workers, typesetters and in-house staff to ensure that published materials are produced to schedule and on budget.
  • To copy-edit text (including editing on screen) and proofread to ensure that all material is produced to house style and to a high editorial and presentational standard.
  • To restructure and rewrite content as necessary to ensure clarity and coherence.

About you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a life sciences subject
  • Experience of copy-editing and proofreading accurately according to house style
  • Organised and able to schedule publishing projects throughout their whole life cycle, keeping them on time
  • Knowledge of creating and uploading content to intranets/websites, using content management systems
  • Works well within a team and independently

Benefits include 27 days of annual leave, 7% employer pension contribution, season ticket loan (access to this loan is after probation) and much more.

About the RCP

The RCP plays a pivotal role in setting standards through a variety of activities, and influences the quality of medical practice. It conducts examinations, carries out training, education and research activities and advises the government and the profession on health and medical matters.

For more information about the role and our benefits, please view the job description and person specification.

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement. Applicants who do not submit a relevant supporting statement will not be shortlisted.

Closing Date: 9:00 am Tuesday 15 December 2020

Interview Date:  Wednesday 13 January 2021

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.



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