Lead Writer

Role: Publishing

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Salary: Up to £45,450 per annum

Specific Hours: 35 Hours Per Week

Lead Writer

Are you looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for an experienced Lead Writer to join our team here at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).  All Pharmaceutical Press (PhP) products and services depend on high quality content. It would be your responsibility as Lead Writer is to oversee the day-to-day management of the content, taking ownership for a specific subset of the content and/or brand.  You will also contribute to the creation of appropriate content for the various PhP products to maintain their positions as authoritative sources of information about drugs and medicines. 


  • Degree in pharmacy, medicine, or related clinical field and a good knowledge of the clinical uses of drugs and medicines;
  • The ability to critically analyse source material and judge the clinical relevance of information on medicines;
  • Proven editorial experience, demonstrating excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to train and motivate teams;
  • Awareness of the UK and international markets for pharmaceutical, scientific and healthcare information;
  • Skilled in stakeholder management and able to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The Team

Pharmaceutical Press is the knowledge business of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and we aim to become the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines. Since RPS was founded in 1841 we have championed the profession and are internationally renowned as publishers of medicines information.

How we are currently working

We continue to support our employees to work flexibly and from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. When our office re-opens, there is an expectation for this role to attend the London office on occasions where there is a need to do so; otherwise, the majority of the role can be done at home or at one of our offices.

What we offer

  • Employee benefits
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Season ticket loans
  • Ride2Work scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • MediCash and Private Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
  • Learning and development opportunities.

At RPS, we encourage professional growth, and if we can help you achieve your ambitions we will.

Closing date: 31 January 2022

If you would like to learn more about the role, please view the job description here.

To lean more about RPS please visit our career page.

Please attach your CV and covering letter.

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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