Elsevier Inc.

Senior Editor, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (Maternity Cover)

Elsevier Inc.

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

In-house Senior Editor 

Do you enjoy using science to drive change in the world? 

Would you like to work on the leading independent clinical Respiratory Medicine journal? 


About our Team 

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine is part of The Lancet’s family of world-renowned medical journals committed to publishing the best science for better lives. We are an inter­national team, handling high-quality research, reviews, and commentaries to drive thought leadership across all aspects of respiratory medicine. We build solid relation­ships with research communities to ensure we offer exciting, interesting, and thought-pro­voking content. 


About the Role 

As an in-house Senior Editor, you will oversee the creation and publication of original mate­rial for our online and print journal. You will take ownership of overseeing submissions and performing quality peer review to ensure we publish high-quality content. You will build global relationships with experts in the community to disseminate and discuss practice­ changing results from the field. 



Managing peer review of high-quality research papers, and commissioning authors to ensure the successful production of new and engaging articles 

Developing and maintaining relationships with our global respiratory medicine communities to attract high-quality research for the journal 

Attending conferences and events to represent the journal, keeping up to date with cur­rent developments in respiratory medicine, and identifying potential topics of interest 


Managing the Spotlight section of journal, which published thought provoking essays and features on global health issues. Writing editorials and other content for the journal as required. Helping develop new initiatives for future development of the journal 



  • A Medical Degree in a relevant discipline or a PhD in a related subject field with postdoc­toral research experience 
  • Extensive editorial experience 
  • Be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge of biological and medical sciences, and broader social issues pertaining to respiratory medicine
  • The ability to engage, influence and build relationships with external stakeholders, in­cluding medical and research professionals, a range of internal teams, and members of the media 
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work efficiently to demanding press deadlines 
  • Excellent command of the English language and the ability to write in an engaging and interesting manner 
  • Proficient with IT systems including MS Office 


Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

Working flexible hours – flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive


Working with us

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.

At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:


  • Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy additional days
  • Health screening, eye care vouchers and private medical benefits
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Life assurance
  • Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Save As You Earn share option scheme
  • Travel Season ticket loan
  • Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Access to emergency care for both the elderly and children
  • RECARES days, giving you time to support the charities and causes that matter to you
  • Access to employee resource groups with dedicated time to volunteer
  • Access to extensive learning and development resources
  • Access to employee discounts via Perks at Work


Working for you


About Us

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.


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Purposeful Work

When you work with us, your work matters. You are part of an organization that nurtures your curiosity to stimulate innovation for the communities that we serve.

Growing Every Day

Like the communities we serve, you are on a constant path of discovery to shape your career and personal development.


Colleagues Who Care

You will be part of the Elsevier family. We will support your well-being and provide the flexibility you need to thrive at work and home.

Together, we create possibilities.


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