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Medical editor, Secaucus, N.J.

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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 24, 2010
      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.
      • Budgetary awareness.
      • 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@....
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