Medical editor (Richmond)

Job description

Are you a medical editor that is ready to go above and beyond in the world of medical communications? Can you think outside the pond? If so, Mudskipper ( could be the agency for you. Mudskipper has been delivering first-rate healthcare communications since 2001. What makes us successful? Our supportive and collaborative work habitat, and our ability, like our amphibious namesake, to adapt to our environment – thriving on knowledge and creativity to build effective and enduring partnerships.

Mudskipper is part of AMICULUM (, a leading independent global healthcare communications and consulting business, with teams based in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA. It comprises an integrated cluster of branded agencies and specialisms, encompassing medical communications, healthcare learning, clinical and commercial consultancy, market access, rare diseases, genomic medicine, digital engagement and advocacy.

We are seeking an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic medical editor to join our existing team in the UK (Bollington, Manchester, Oxford, London, Dundee or Brighton) or the USA (Chicago IL or Princeton NJ). The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a high-performing team, have excellent communication skills, possess Microsoft Office skills and have an innate attention to detail.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Editing a range of materials to agreed style/specification, and checking content for accuracy, consistency and grammar
  • Maintaining quality of outputs for your aligned accounts and mentoring and providing training for less experienced team members when required
  • Liaison with designers regarding layouts and design work; management of the print/production process
  • Management of abstract and manuscript submissions
  • Seeking permissions and giving advice on copyright
  • Online submissions of manuscripts and abstracts


Candidates for this role should have:

  • Proven experience of editing scientific content for medical communications agencies
  • High standards of accuracy and consistency
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Competence with Microsoft Office programs (especially Word and PowerPoint) and reference management programs
  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a range of different projects
  • Graduate in life sciences or English


In return, we offer a great working environment and a competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications. Our benefits are excellent and include a personal performance-related bonus, a global profit-sharing bonus, pension scheme, life and income protection insurance, and 25 days’ annual leave plus public holidays. 


If you believe you are suited to this role, we are eager to hear from you. To apply, please send us your CV with a covering letter.