London (City of), London (Greater)
£33,780 per annum pro-rata
09 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017
Contract Type

Pathology is at the heart of modern healthcare. Pathologists work to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and are involved in the diagnosis of disorders affecting every organ of the body, from before birth to after death. The majority of tests requested by doctors will be performed and interpreted by a clinical scientist or medically qualified pathologist.

The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation and registered charity with over 11,000 members who are doctors and scientists working in hospitals, universities and laboratories in the UK and overseas. We work with pathologists at every stage of their career – from setting curricula, organising training and running exams, to approving job descriptions, publishing best-practice guidance and providing continuing professional development.


£33,780 per annum pro-rata

Part-time, 17.5 hours per week


City of London

We have an opportunity for a part-time Editor to play a key role in getting our message across.

This is a creative role, working as part of our new Publishing and Digital team. Key responsibilities include:

  • researching, editing and writing engaging copy
  • project managing the production of key College publications
  • developing design briefs and commissioning content
  • overseeing the work of freelance and volunteer authors
  • promoting our editorial standards and house style.

The Editor will work on a wide range of publications, working with and influencing multiple stakeholders. The Editor will use their excellent writing skills to help us improve our member communications, including our professional magazine for doctors and scientists, our annual report, clinical guidance documents, campaigns and exhibition materials.

You’ll have a strong understanding of communications and brand, experience of editing for print to a high standard, the ability to draft and edit lively, engaging copy, and good organisational skills to plan publishing projects. Your excellent communications skills will ensure you develop positive and creative working relationships with colleagues. An interest in medicine, science or healthcare would be an advantage, but is not essential.

As part of the Communications team, you will be contributing directly to the College’s aims of boosting member engagement, raising awareness of the role of pathology in healthcare and clinical science, and inspiring future pathologists.

We offer attractive staff benefits including 25 days annual leave, rising with length of service, an employee discount scheme, season ticket and gym membership loans, as well as a defined benefit company pension scheme. The College is an Investors in People employer, and values diversity, welcoming applications from all members of society.

For further information and to apply for the role, please download the information pack from the College website via the apply button.

Closing date: Thursday 30 March 2017

Interview date: Friday 7 April 2017