QI Editor

BMJ Editorial
London (Central), London (Greater)
06 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

1 year fixed-term contract

The BMJ is seeking a new assistant editor to work in its London office. You will join The BMJ’s team of clinical editors charged with delivering high quality content to The BMJ’s online and print readerships. You will focus on encouraging clinicians in the UK and beyond to make improvements in the quality of care provided by generating journal content and through editorial outreach. This one-year post involves working closely with the Health Foundation, which is supporting this role as part of its charitable mission to bring about better health and health care for people in the UK.


Aims of the post:

Through creation of journal content and editorial outreach for The BMJ:

to encourage a wide group of clinicians in the UK and beyond to act to make improvements in the quality of care provided to increase their understanding and interest in ways to make changes in their work, and to provide signposts to useful resources

Key tasks:

The BMJ QI editor

  • Commission, manage and edit a programme of peer reviewed articles on quality improvement in line with the QI editorial strategy
  • Commission, edit and write related journalistic articles
  • Create multimedia content on topics related to quality improvement in partnership with The BMJ’s multimedia team
  • Coordinate face to face outreach to clinicians (roundtables, seminars, masterclasses, workshops) linking fully with the Health Foundation ‘s activities to support synergy of efforts.


  • Graduate with further qualifications related to health or medicine;
  • At least three years of experience in, and good understanding of, quality improvement in healthcare
  • Clinical background (medical, nursing, allied health professional)
  • At least three years editorial experience, commissioning articles and liaising with  authors
  • Proven writing skills
  • Analytical ability, including critical appraisal of research papers
  • Good people skills
  • Good communication, presentational and ambassadorial skills
  • Competence in digital formats and social media

Personal characteristics:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Understanding and support of BMJ’s and Health Foundation’s values
  • Ability to take responsibility
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to develop external networks of senior clinicians and academics

The post holder will report to The BMJ’s executive editor or designated deputy. Objectives will be set in consultation with an equivalent representative of The Health Foundation.

*Please provide a cover letter as part of your application*

BMJ takes pride in its people and is committed to being an inclusive employer. As a values driven organisation, we support individuality and welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates. We are open to discussing flexible working options.

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