Editor – Mark Allen (London)

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Mark Allen is a growing media organisation with 550 individuals across 7 offices. We are seeking an Editor / Associate Publisher to join our healthcare team, focusing on publications The Veterinary Nurse, Livestock, Companion Animal, UK-Vet Equine, and the Veterinary Wound Library.

This is a maternity cover, hybrid role, 3 days in the Herne Hill office, with a salary range of £40,000 – £45,000 (DOE) plus benefits. We will provide on-the-job training where required so you feel fully supported.

Leadership & Team Collaboration:

    • Lead and work closely with the editorial and senior leadership team ensuring that all are motivated and that high editorial standards are maintained.
    • Ensure all journals within the team are produced accurately and on time, maintaining high-quality standards and relevance to the target audience.
    • Attend relevant conferences and exhibitions to gain exposure and represent the journals.
    • Report at MA Healthcare (internal) meetings on the performance of the products within the publishing team, ensuring high standards of editorial excellence.
    • Ensure editorial board meetings are held regularly for each journal.
    • Represent the journals at relevant conferences, exhibitions, and press launches as required.

Journal Production & Content Management:

    • Edit and produce The Veterinary Nurse and Livestock journals, and associated publications and projects.
    • Handle page layouts in Adobe InDesign, write editorials, captions, and headlines, and liaise with consultant editors and editorial boards to ensure timely and excellent production.
    • Commission high-quality articles relevant to the audience and manage the peer review process.
    • Ensure agreed editorial budgets are adhered to.

Commercial Opportunities & Project Management:

    • Work closely with the Managing Director and sales team to implement brand extensions, including sponsorships, supplements, reprints, and awards.
    • Maximise sales potential through close liaison with the Managing Director, sales executives, and editors.
    • Ensure online journal sites are up-to-date, offering commercial opportunities such as subscriptions.
    • Involve in project extensions, including award initiatives and conferences.
    • Ensure tight budgetary control over costs and contribute to the annual business plan.


  • Proven experience in a similar editorial or publishing role, preferably within the healthcare or veterinary sector.
  • Previous experience in creating and implementing budgets.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and other relevant publishing tools.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with commercial opportunities and brand extensions is an advantage.

What happens next?

The closing date to apply is Sunday 2nd June.

Applications reviewed w/c 3rd June

Interviews from w/c 10th June, first stage on Teams, second stage face to face in our Herne Hill office.

PLEASE NOTE – All applicants must demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role. We are currently unable to offer sponsorship for the foreseeable future.

We positively celebrate Diversity, Equality & Inclusion at the Mark Allen. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our company stronger. Embrace your strengths, we do! If you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn’t perfectly align with every listed bullet point. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles in our business.

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