BMJ Editorial Scholar

London (Central), London (Greater)
Equivalent to that of a first year NHS doctor
09 May 2018
04 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

BMJ Editorial Scholar
Fixed Term: One Year
Central London

Would you like to take a year out of medical school or before you start as a doctor and spend it as an Editorial Scholar at The BMJ’s offices in central London? You will work with The BMJ’s international team of editors and be trained in journalism and editing.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have clinical experience and an excellent standard of English. You must be motivated, creative, and preferably have experience of medical or general journalism. You must be a medical student or newly qualified doctor.

This full time position offers you an annual salary that is equivalent to that of a first year NHS doctor and requires you to:

  • Commission, peer review, select, edit, and write articles
  • Be involved with publishing the journal for print and online
  • Maximise the potential of The BMJ’s student offering
  • Liaise with internal departments such as marketing, production, and sales

Please apply with CV and Covering letter explaining why you want the job and: 

Proposals for one feature, one interview, and one educational article aimed at medical students. For each, explain why the topic is important, relevant, and interesting to our readers and outline what the article would cover.

Please send applications to: Dr Kamran Abbasi, Executive editor, The BMJ -

Application deadline is Monday 4 June 2018

Interviews will be held in June. Applicants who are unable to be interviewed in London may be interviewed over the phone.
We would like the successful applicant to start in September 2018.

For further information, please contact Dr Kamran Abbasi, Executive editor, The BMJ by email:

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