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Assistant Editor

Making the headlines today! This brilliant opportunity to support the editorial team at this leading healthcare website…

Medical News Today — a part of Healthline Media UK — is a leading healthcare website that sits proudly within the top 5 health information sites in the United States. The site receives more than 30 million unique visitors every month.

They are looking for an Assistant Editor to play an integral part of the MNT team. This is a full-time position with the option to work remotely or within their Brighton-based office. In this role, you’ll support their Demand Content team, which produces new articles for their clinical content section on the website. You’ll also contribute input for the growing and evolving production process.


  • Help scope and research keywords, assign articles to freelancers, edit assignments, and enforce deadlines
  • Assist editors with any additional work
  • Assign content to medical reviewers as needed
  • Provide input and suggestions to make the editorial process more streamlined
  • Work with the editors to ensure MNT’s format is consistent, reliable, informative, and eye-catching
  • Adapt to changing editorial landscape
  • Provide feedback to freelancers
  • Assist editors with QA of published content


  • 1 to 2 years’ relevant professional experience as an editor, preferably in consumer health, medical, or science-related field
  • Firm understanding of AP and AMA style, as well as APA formatting
  • Experience with American English (their primary audience is based in the US)
  • An ability to take complex medical information and relay it in an understandable and relatable way
  • A knack for making content flow
  • A love of language
  • An astute sense of appropriate style, voice, and tone
  • Exceptional analytical, research, writing, and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as cloud-based workflow programs and CMS
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven department
  • Creativity and a passion for writing, with sophisticated organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude


  • Please send your CV and a cover letter to Honor Whiteman before 9th August 2019
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website