Social Media Editor vacancy


BMJ Innovations has an exciting vacancy for an enthusiastic Social Media Editor to drive the journal’s web presence worldwide.

BMJ Innovations aims to promote innovative research which creates new, cost-effective medical devices, technologies, processes and systems that improve patient care, with particular focus on the needs of patients, physicians, and the healthcare industry as a whole and act as a platform to catalyse and seed more innovations. More information can be found at

The journal wishes to recruit someone to support the editorial team in improving the journal’s visibility and reach via social media, by promoting the journal’s content as well as helping its core readership to stay up to date with news and developments in the field.

Candidates should be educated to postgraduate level with knowledge of the journal’s subject area. Some experience of science communication and/or digital content management systems such as Twitter, Facebook and WordPress would be preferred, but the main criteria for the successful applicant will be enthusiasm for the subject area, creativity, and an interest in using new technologies to disseminate scientific research. The role would be ideally suited to a junior researcher or practising clinician, and they may be based anywhere in the world.

The Social Media Editor will report directly to the journal’s Editor, and will be expected to manage all aspects of the journal’s social media presence online. The role involves regular interaction with the editorial and publishing teams and occasional participation in the journal’s editorial meetings (either in person or remotely by telephone or videoconference). This is an unpaid position, but full training and support will be provided by BMJ’s digital communications team.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Henry Spilberg, Associate Publisher Interviews will be conducted in June.

Deadline: 26 June 2017