• Senior Medical Copy Editor

    Job ID
    US-NY-New York
    Patients & Purpose
  • Overview



    Title: Senior Medical Copy Editor


    Department/Discipline: Editorial


    Company/Location: Patients & Purpose / New York 


    Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Interpersonal Savvy and Creativity


    Overview: The Senior Medical Copy Editor will be the lead editor on multiple brands. Senior Medical Copy Editors will be well versed in the science of their brands and that of the competitors, the client’s style, and AMA style. Senior Medical Copy Editors are expected to model the four core values of substance, style, conviction, and grace, as well as mentor less experienced Copy Editors. With an eye for detail, the Senior Medical Copy Editor will work with their Account and Project Management team members to ensure that the highest quality of work is being produced within given project timelines.



    • Lead copy editor on multiple brands
    • Copyedit, fact-check, and proofread a variety of promotional and educational materials for physicians, other healthcare professionals, and patients from manuscript through print or digital production
    • Work closely with Account Services, Copywriters, Art Directors, and other team members to ensure that print and digital materials are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal
    • Work with Account Services and Project Managers on timing of quality control of projects
    • Provide guidance to less experienced Copy Editors
    • Help Copywriters and Account team with research and article retrieval
    • Create and maintain brand style guides


    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Three to five years’ copyediting experience in a pharmaceutical advertising agency, in-house agency, or medical publishing company preferred. Will consider candidates with copyediting experience in other fields
    • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition desirable
    • Good working knowledge of English grammar and usage
    • Articulate oral and written communication skills essential
    • Curiosity/interest in medical topics essential
    • Organization and attention to detail essential


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