Digital Content Editor

27629.00 GBP Annual
21 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About us:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented science communicator to join the Medical Research Council (MRC) - a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK, and in our units in Africa.

About the role:

The MRC's Editorial and Publishing team is looking for a Digital Content Editor on an initial 18 month contract, but with the potential to become permanent.

You'll generate ideas, plan and write (or commission) content for MRC's digital channels including blog articles, features and success stories. You'll be able to spot the potential for an engaging story, and quickly get up to speed with the MRC's strategy so that you can develop content in support of our current priorities.

You'll also manage the corporate Twitter and Facebook accounts, so you'll be confident at engaging with audiences on social media channels.

About you:

You will have a degree in the biological/medical sciences or equivalent.

Having previous experience as a science writer or editor within a corporate communications team, or with a journal/media background and experience of managing the production of digital content is essential for this role.

You must have experience of managing and creating content for corporate social media channels and track record of producing copy at a fast pace and working to deadlines.

You will have excellent copywriting, editing and proofreading skills and the ability to recognise and research an interesting story.


The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to undertake formal and informal development activities to help you get the most from your role here and to support your career development.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits. From a final salary pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement (30 days), to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers, the MRC has benefits for everyone.

Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our people. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As users of the "Two Ticks" disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening.

How to apply:

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To apply for this vacancy please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification. Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on .

Closing Date: 20 th August 2017.