• Director of Editorial Services

    Job ID
    US-NY-New York
    WILDTYPE, a TBWA\WorldHealth company
  • Overview





    Director of Editorial Services

    The Director of Editorial Services will supervise and manage a department of medical editors and proofreaders to deliver editorially accurate work while meeting agency and client deadlines.


    Primary Responsibilities
    ·       Demonstrate proficiency and uphold excellence in all aspects of editing, proofreading, grammar and punctuation, reference and fact checking.


    ·       Organize and update individual client style guides and checklists so that all editors understand the client’s proofreading and editorial needs.


    ·       Uphold standards of excellence for the agency and encourage the department to work as an integral part of all of the operations departments


    ·       Meet regularly with Account Services and/or Copy personnel to discuss editorial issues, practices, and overall timelines


    Management Responsibilities:
    ·       Manage and provide adequate personnel coverage throughout the day and evening as demanded by workload and deadlines.


    ·       Schedule coverage for all accounts and arrange for distribution of workloads among all department members.


    ·       Train editors on AMA and client styles, coaching them on interpersonal interaction and encouraging verbal and direct communication with copywriters and account supervisors


    ·       Hire and terminate editorial personnel when appropriate (in coordination with the VP, Director of Operations and Human Resources)


    ·       Provide constructive and direct on-going feedback to editorial staff and generate performance reviews.


    ·       Supervise all editors’ schedules to ensure editorial coverage at all times.


    ·       Hire freelance editors and/or proofreaders when needed to help meet deadlines.


    ·       Monitor, review and approve staff’s time sheets.


    ·       Manage and resolve staff issues relating to performance and internal interactions

    ·       Resolve workload challenges/concerns on team accounts.


    ·       Perform job-related tasks as determined by the VP, Director of Operations.


    Additional responsibilities:
    ·       Demonstrate ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects and to delegate work appropriately.


    ·       In-depth knowledge of assigned product brands and brands of his/her editorial team.


    ·       Project professional, positive attitude toward all Agency members.


    ·       Remain calm in high pressure situations.


    ·       Strive to develop in-depth knowledge of assigned product brands.


    ·       Uphold Agency quality standards in servicing the Client.


    ·       Assist other members of department as needed when workload allows.


    ·       Develop knowledge of Client’s process/procedures for all submissions.


    ·       College degree.


    ·       7-10 years Editing/proofreading experience.


    ·       5-7 years of managerial experience.


    ·       Superior proofreading skills.


    ·       An excellent grasp of grammar.


    ·       Ability to follow instructions.


    ·       Positive/helpful attitude.


    ·       Proficient in MS Word.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed