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Senior Medical Editor I Remote I Progressive I Growing I Fun I Collaborative I Science Agency

New York, NY · Marketing/Public Relations

The Senior Medical Editor is responsible for the editorial integrity of all pieces developed and produced by our medical communications agency.
This position is open to fully remote. 

This position ensures all pieces are grammatically and factually flawless and that they comply with AMA style, client style, and FDA rules and regulations. The Senior Medical Editor contributes to the fullest extent of their knowledge and understanding toward maintaining the highest levels of quality control. This position reports to the Editorial Supervisor and Group Editorial Supervisor and Director. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Edits initial round of jobs for all assigned accounts for content as well as for AMA style, client style, FDA rules and regulations, grammar, spelling, consistency within the piece, and among related pieces within a campaign 
  • Fact-checks initial round of jobs and subsequent rounds as necessary (has the ability to understand scientific and medical data to ensure copy accurately represents the source from which it was taken) 
  • Ensures the quality of format and visual quality of layout 
  • Performs all editorial reviews (i.e., initial full-edit through release), including copyedits, W4Ws, fact-checks, and check changes at designated times in the job life cycle 
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive style guides for all assigned accounts 
  • Follows through with freelance on their work to ensure editorial quality. This may include tracking of individual job deadlines, and review of jobs on which he or he is Editor of Record 
  • Assists as a training resource for freelance or newer employees 
Agency Insight & Culture
  • One of the biggest independent Science Marketing agencies
  • Started by 3 owners out of their apartment in 2005:
  • Growing at 385% during a 5-year span of 2005 to present
  • All of their business has been referral based
  • In 2019 - 6 launches and 18 indications
  • Work is HCP- 60%, Medical Communication- 35%, DTC- 5%
  • 2020 obtained 9- AOR’s fueling growth
Background Profile
  • Pharma/Medical Communications Agency Experience
  • Proficient in AMA style and FDA rules and regulations 
  • Knowledge of all proofing and editing symbols 
  • Skilled in editing digitally using software such as ProofHQ, Adobe Acrobat Pro markup tools, and track changes in Microsoft Word, as well as on a hard copy 
  • Ability to ensure scientific accuracy by fact-checking all relevant copy 
What Employees are Saying | 4 Star Reviews
  • Agency has a culture of excellence that I feel honored to have become a part of. The chance to grow is massive because of its bountiful resources. Employees are well supported, too, on the endeavors they take. The management is impartial and treats everyone like family. The work process is also an effective learning curve.
  • Free Snacks and Beverages
  • Smart and Fun People to work with"
  • Great Leadership
  • Exposure to experts in the field with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the industry; a chance to take on more meaningful endeavors and grow; encouraging senior staff who coaches and mentors when there is a need for it; observance of work and life balance; first-class work environment you can focus and excel on; management that genuinely cares and reaches out to answer concerns
  • It never gets stressful here despite all the challenging tasks and tough deadlines. That's because we have well-designed processes that enhance internal communication and keep the work flowing. My managers are respectful and professional people. Over time, I have seen them showing integrity in every situation, which made me respect them even more!

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