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BMJ is seeking a talented journalist to develop and deliver a content strategy to build and engage an online audience of job seekers in medicine and other health professions. You will have considerable freedom to shape this new role and explore ideas in pursuit of our goals.  

The role will require you to commission, write, and edit content for the job board and to develop and nurture relevant online communities. Reporting to the Director of BMJ Careers, you will lead on all content matters from growing a team of external contributors to sourcing speakers for occasional webinars. 

With our job board going from strength to strength, this role is central to our plans for future growth and you will have a key role in shaping and driving the strategy.

The successful candidate will have a solid track record of producing varied and high-quality content for a professional audience and a good understanding of how to optimise content for search engines. As well as being an excellent writer you are likely to have an interest in using web analytics and other data to develop high-performing content.

Responsibilities

  • Writing, editing and proofreading content.
  • Commissioning external writers and illustrators
  • Build a content pipeline to ensure a steady stream of new and/or updated content is published on the job board and published on social media
  • Ensuring all content is independent and meets BMJ’s editorial guidelines
  • Optimizing content for search engines
  • Using web analytics and other data to develop high-performing content
  • Formulating a cross-platform content strategy encompassing a job board, social media and online forums
  • Managing the content budget.
  • Initiate and sustain discussion threads
  • Oversee programme development/speaker sourcing for occasional webinars
  • Meet customers in relation to commercial opportunities involving content
  • Manage BMJ Careers content advisory board

Qualifications

  • Experience in researching, commissioning and writing content for a specific professional audience
  • Creativity and the ability to develop original content.
  • Ability to develop evergreen content with long shelf-life
  • Understanding of keyword placement and SEO best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with content management systems.
  • Experience in producing content for the web and social channels (blog, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc.)
  • Experience with online community building.
  • Experience with social media management.
  • Some knowledge of HTML and web analytics tools
  • Experience in writing for a medical/healthcare audience would be an advantage
  • Good data skills and highly analytical 

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, but we also run an extremely successful (and expanding) recruitment advertising business covering medical and other health vacancies.  

We also publish 70 highly respected academic journals and 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, and North America.  

As a values-driven company, we have pride in our people and take equal opportunities very seriously. We welcome individuality and all qualified applications from a diverse range of candidates.  

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:  

  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, a BMA Day and the opportunity to gain more holiday entitlement through long service 
  • 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 the MyReward employee benefits platform. 
  • Season ticket loan, gym membership and cycle-to-work scheme 
  • Seven times salary life assurance cover
  • Regular social events, diversity and inclusion groups, and charity fundraising initiatives to get involved in
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