Editorial Assistant

  • VO92946


Are you seeking experience in publishing? Be a part of the team editing, writing and commissioning
content for the magazine, website, leaflets, etc. of Pain Concern. The editorial team undertake all
the editorial jobs involved in converting text to publication. Some writing will be involved, but the
focus for this role is on ‘editing’ rather than ‘journalism.’ As a member of Pain Concern’s editorial
team, you will assist our Managing Editor. By joining us you will join a fast-growing and respected
You will be part of a team, editing, writing and commissioning content for the magazine, newsletter,
website, leaflets, etc. of Pain Concern. The editorial jobs involved in converting text to publication
• Copy-editing
• Editing transcripts of interviews to produce copy ready for publication.
• Working with authors
• Working with our advisers
• Proof reading
Permissions and acknowledgements
• Indexing and working with indexers
• Bibliographical references
• Working with designers
• Corrections and maintaining an archive
• Researching information about pain and related topics
You can download an application form from our website https://painconcern.org.uk/volunteer-for-pain-concern/

Organisation aims and objectives

Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. Visit our website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio programme, Pain Matters magazine, information helpline and online community. All pain is unpleasant, but for the one in five people in the UK living with long-term pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any age can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody affected. Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively with lifechanging results.


Experience required: Excellent written English • Ability to learn and adopt editorial policy and procedures • Interest and curiosity in learning about chronic pain • A working understanding of IT, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams
Travel details: Buses are available to our office Newcraighall Road, Edinburgh EH15 3HS or you can work from your location
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer