Medical editor, Secaucus, N.J.
- Our client, a global leader in medical communications and medical education seeks a Medical Editor for a division in Secaucus, NJ. The Editor will assist in the production of high-quality materials for the pharmaceutical industry and other educational bodies. The production of error/free, high quality materials will enhance understanding of the product/disease area for physicians.
Edit and proofread copy to the highest standard for a full range of educational materials for various audiences. Including slides for oral presentations, print items, multimedia. Ensuring the material meets the project objectives.
Manage/coordinate materials through design/production to print-ready stage.
Check proofs/printer's proofs (text, layout, color, specification) and sign-off for some print/production items.
Accurate/precise interpretation and incorporation of client/author corrections.
Assist in directing the development of creative designs.
Assist in the development and implementation of production schedules.
Edit new copy generated within the team(s), to maintain highest quality output.
Implement production of the editorial items according to the budgeted hours and deadlines agreed. Monitor and feedback progress to editorial colleagues and account teams.
Research and writing projects where appropriate, e.g. abstracts, biographies, chairperson invitation letters.
Manage discrete projects alone and work as part of a team.
Bachelor's degree, and at least 1 year's editorial experience within a communications agency or scientific publisher.
Excellent command of English and attention to detail (eg, style/consistency, grammar, syntax, layout).
Excellent copyediting skills.
Ability to handle own projects as well as support assigned editorial team.
Excellent project/time management and organizational skills.
Aptitude for critical review of copy, questioning client/author corrections.
Sufficient scientific understanding of product and disease area and awareness of marketing objectives to allow critical review and editing of copy without the need for routine involvement of Medical Writer.
Ability to train/mentor staff within the editorial unit on copy editing, proofreading and other editing skills.
IT skills (including WP, databases, graphics packages, Internet, etc.).
Knowledge of print/production procedures.
Excellent inter-personal/communication skills, including client/opinion leader contact skills.
Familiar with code of practice guidelines for medical copy/copyright issues (e.g. AMA guidelines/copyright clearance rules).
NOTE: The hiring company has engaged Jack Farrell & Associates (www.jackfarrell.com) to find the winning candidate for this position. Interested candidates should provide a resume by email to joan@....