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Managing Editor, Pharma Intelligence

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Pharma Intelligence, part of the international Informa group, is hiring for a commercially minded Managing Editor to work with the editorial team for Scrip and Pink Sheet. We are first and foremost looking for an accomplished business journalist who is comfortable regularly meeting senior external contacts and writing engaging content.


The Managing Editor will closely follow developments in the biopharma markets and understand the issues that are relevant to companies operating in this area, using this knowledge to write content that answers ‘killer questions’ for clients.


The role involves determining, contributing to and managing with the editorial team the daily content flow for the Informa Pharma News products, including e-mail alerts and articles, with the aim of publishing differentiated, valuable information to drive subscription revenue.  It also involves collaboration with colleagues in other parts of the Informa Pharma Intelligence business. The Managing Editor has a good understanding of the relevant market and helps mentor other colleagues, as well as coaching sales and marketing teams to promote content usage and value to clients and prospects.





  • Independently identifying coverage topics (news, trends, data, interview subjects) of core interest to the publication’s readership, leveraging expertise within the sector and a network of sources to write original stories and articles.
  • Working with editorial team and other contributors to plan story line-ups and assignments supporting an editorial culture of open dialogue, constructive feedback and collaboration.
  • Setting schedules and deadlines, ensuring products publish on schedule, co-ordinating article postings to ensure industry balance on home pages.
  • Liaising with Design team about print story layouts and exhibit design.
  • Identifying leads for original editorial content (in-house generated and commissioned articles) through a network of contacts.
  • Promoting cross-departmental collaboration to generate original content and increase brand awareness of the products.
  • Reviewing articles and editing content for publication to meet editorial standards of quality, excellence, accuracy and style.
  • Supporting sales with content-related queries from prospective clients.
  • Working with marketing on campaigns to promote original content.
  • Supervising any direct and indirect editorial team member reports.


What we are looking for:


  • Several years' experience writing for a respected industry or national publication, both reporting on and analysing news and trends.
  • Several years' experience of the pharmaceutical industry, either as a writer or working within the industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree with focus on journalism and/or sciences, science policy or equivalent career
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the pharma and/or medtech industry – including the companies, dynamics (commercial, financial, regulatory and market access) and trends that shape the industry (e.g. major issues affecting markets).
  • A proven ability to research and generate content or ideas across various subjects – such as commercial (investment, R&D, M&A, financials), market developments and regulation and policy.
  • An established network of contacts in the pharma/medtech industry (manufacturers, regulatory bodies, consultants and legal firms).
  • An ability to use complex analysis and/or data to identify market impacting events and relationships that deliver deep understanding of market direction and change.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on the ability to gain the cooperation of sources.


Rated as one of the top 5 large companies to work for in the UK, we offer world class career development, competitive salaries, as well as an award-winning benefits package.


To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV, a cover letter and salary expectations.



About Informa


Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment.


BI has a valuable portfolio of digital subscription products, providing business critical intelligence to global, regional and niche communities within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.

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London, London, City of, United Kingdom
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