BMJ seeks careers editor

By September 17, 2021Public, Work and Money

The BMJ is seeking an experienced journalist to join The BMJ as a Careers Editor, for a one-year, fixed-term, maternity cover contract.

Salary:  £47,569 per annum

Location: London (UK), with potential for remote working

Start date: ASAP

Working with The BMJ’s UK Editor and News Editor, you will be responsible for The BMJ’s content related to doctors’ jobs and careers, including the careers page in the weekly print journal. You will write news stories as well as write, commission, and edit features about UK workforce-related issues.


You will need to have a track record of reporting on health or career news and expertise in writing for an online audience, and be able to work to tight deadlines, juggling your workload against regularly changing priorities across your responsibilities. This job could be an ideal next step for a senior reporter looking to move into editing.


  • Write news stories and features about issues affecting UK doctors’ jobs and careers.
  • Commission original and compelling careers articles for The BMJ.
  • Maintain responsibility for the careers page in the print journal.
  • Commission content from freelance journalists.
  • Edit submitted copy to length and within deadline.
  • Liaise with artwork team and production staff to meet print journal need
  • Develop and maintain sector relevant contacts for article ideas, support, and content.
  • Keep colleagues in The BMJ up to date with developments around doctors’ jobs and careers.


  • Bachelor of arts or sciences undergraduate degree.
  • Significant experience in journalism, including of writing news, monitoring news sources, and commissioning, editing, and writing features.
  • Knowledge and understanding of copyright and media law.
  • Networking skills.

Deadline for applications: Monday 4th October 2021

Why should you apply?

BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider with a vision for a healthier world. We share knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes. 

You may know us as the publisher of one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ. We also publish over 70 specialty journals, many of which are the most influential titles in their field.

We also offer digital professional development courses and clinical decision support tools to help medical institutions and clinicians tackle today’s most critical healthcare challenges.

Evidence underpins everything we do – it’s what makes us one of the world’s most trusted knowledge providers. And the figures speak for themselves. More than 50 million users from over 150 countries access our websites every year.

BMJ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association (BMA), with nearly 500 employees worldwide. Our head office is located within the Grade II listed BMA House in Euston, London, with more offices in China, India, North America, and Wales.


At BMJ we take equal opportunities very seriously, diversity and inclusion are more than just words, they are an organisational priority. We are building a culture where everyone feels able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We encourage applications from under-represented groups and we are a Disability Confident Committed employer.

You will be able to join any of our employee-led networks focusing on: Gender, Cultural Diversity, Sexual Orientation, Mental Health and Well-being, Parents and Carers and Age. 

We offer flexible work arrangements to all our employees.

Those who come to work with us are assured of a rewarding career in an increasingly global company. In return, we offer a great place to work with a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Twenty-five days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, a BMA Day the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through long service employment
  • Additional days’ leave for moving house, volunteering or getting married
  • Onsite gym, fitness classes and subsidised canteen and cafeteria
  • Double matching employer pension contribution, up to 12%
  • Multiple discounts through MyReward employee benefits platform.
  • Season ticket loan, gym membership and cycle to work scheme
  • Seven x salary life assurance cover
  • Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives to get involved in
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