HLG Newsletter Assistant Editor

  • Job Reference: 00000866-1
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CILIP Health Libraries Group
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-time

Job Description


HLG Newsletter Assistant Editor

The Health Libraries Group (HLG) is currently looking for a Newsletter Assistant Editor. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly committee and develop new skills.  If you are interested in developing your proof-reading and editing skills, we’d love to hear from you!  Expressions of interest should reach us by Monday 15th March 2021. 


Purpose of role: to act as deputy to the HLG Newsletter Editor


To assist and support the Editor in the smooth operation of the quarterly electronic publication of the Newsletter via the HLG website.

To assist in proof-reading and editing copy for the Newsletter prior to publication.

To assist in responding to all enquiries relating to the Newsletter.

To provide opportunities for individuals to contribute to the research, evidence and knowledge of our health library and information profession.

To promote the membership and benefits of HLG and CILIP within the library and information profession.

Time commitment:

The amount of time this role takes up will vary – during pre-publication of each issue it may be 1-6 hours per week, but only perhaps an hour per week at other times.

As Newsletter Assistant Editor, you will be expected to, where possible, attend as Deputy:

  • the quarterly committee meetings
  • the HLG AGM
  • the bi-annual HLG conference

The Newsletter Assistant Editor should serve a 3 year term to allow both consistency and fresh input over time.

Benefits to employer

  • Raise the profile of the institution at a national level
  • Development of transferable skills – leadership, volunteer management, negotiating, influencing and persuading
  • Development of contacts that can be utilised in the day job and by the employer


Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience


Essential or desirable

Member of HLG (through CILIP membership)


Evidence of recent* experience of working in the health and social care information sector


Excellent oral and written communication skills


Proof-reading and editing skills


Website editing skills


* Recent means that a person has worked in a health and social care library or related service area within the last two years.


The Newsletter Assistant Editor is responsible to the Newsletter Editor. Performance and ability to commit to the role will be discussed with the Newsletter Editor (and HLG Chair) as required. If these areas are not satisfactory then the Newsletter Editor can resign the post.

Support and training

Support is available from the current Newsletter Editor and the committee. This post is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in proof-reading and editing. Some knowledge of editing webpages using Wordpress or similar would be an advantage however training and support will be given to the successful candidate. 


For further information on the role please contact committee Co-Chairs Lynsey Hawker or Imrana Ghumra for an informal chat at hlgchair@gmail.com