Deputy Editor, British Journal of General Practice

Part time, 2 sessions per week (8 hours)

Fixed term contract

Location 30 Euston Square


Interview date: 18/19 November 2021 TBC


The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 54,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.

The BJGP is an international journal publishing research, editorials, analysis, and clinical guidance for family practitioners and primary care researchers worldwide, and with an impact factor for 2020 of 5.386, it is the leading journal in primary care research worldwide. The Deputy Editor, working with the Editor and the Editorial team, is responsible for creating, commissioning, and developing content to raise the profile of the BJGP.

The primary role of the Deputy Editor will be to manage BJGP Life and the Life & Times section of the journal with a strategic aim to build engagement with the primary care community via the BJGP digital outputs. This includes acceptance of material for and its associated multimedia outputs as well as videos, podcasts, and social media.

The candidate will possess experience of medical editing, as well as a thorough understanding of clinical and policy issues pertinent to primary care. Some experience of social media and multimedia publishing, such as videos and podcasts, is required but training will be given.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To commission, create, compile, edit and publish engaging and relevant content on, and to liaise with the Editor about selection of appropriate articles and content for subsequent publication in BJGP’s Life & Times section.
  • In liaison with the Editor and the BJGP team, to create, edit, and produce associated multimedia content, including videos and podcasts.
  • To work collaboratively with the Editorial Staff team on the promotion of content via BJGP’s social media platforms and to build engagement across existing and future social media platforms.

Applications comprising a letter outlining your suitability and a CV, and any enquiries, should be sent to by the closing date.

BJGP is an editorially-independent publication of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

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