Editorial Director (RELO Available) - Put OPDP Guidelines to the Test!

Location: N. Albany Area, NY
Join this rapidly growing full-service pharma ad agency and create authentic programs for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Top Must-Haves for the Editorial Director
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 8-10+ years’ experience in editorial capacity at pharma company, healthcare agency or related life science field
  • 5+ years' supervisory experience
  • Detailed knowledge of FDA guidelines that concern advertising
  • Expert knowledge of the AMA Manual of Style (10th edition)
  • Thorough understanding of scientific terminology
  • Ability to analyze abstract data from high-science support material and ensure its accuracy in the current assignment
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Technically on point, have excellent leadership and mentoring skills, and confident to move things along fast and accurately

Day-to-Day Activities for the Editorial Director
  • Work with Account Services and Creative Team to ensure accurate and timely review of promotional and education materials
  • Initial editing, copy revisions, rewriting for accuracy and consistency with brand guidelines
  • Fact checking against approved support material
  • Developing and maintaining brand style sheets with each therapeutic area/or client
  • Hiring freelancers when needed and managing workload
  • Mentoring other editors and provide growth plans as needed
  • Develop editorial timelines in conjunction with program management and production
  • Review and communicate status reports on an ongoing basis
  • Establish departmental policies, procedures, and in-house style guide
  • Stay current on clients' style guides and corporate, regulatory, legal, and medical issues
  • Attend corporate and client meetings and conference calls, as requested
  • Oversee and monitor financial matters, including tracking budgets with regard to editorial hours and processing invoices for payments to vendors and freelancers
  • Keep current on industry practices and regulatory requirements that affect medical content and copy

Key Information about the Pharma Ad Agency
  • One of the fastest growing U.S. full-service, private companies in 2017, according to the Inc. 5000 list
  • Leadership extremely involved and hands on and work is based on the human element, the “patient experience”
  • EMPLOYEE CENTRIC, which includes Happy Hour, a “Culture Team”, peer recognition, unlimited sick time, flexible hours, and involvement in the community
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