• Associate Medical Editor

    Job ID
    2018-13613
    Location
    US-PA-New Hope
    Category
    Editorial
    Company
    BioPharm Communications
  • Overview

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    Associate Medical Editor

     

     

    BioPharm Communications is a leading medical communications and marketing agency specializing in the development and deployment of proprietary target marketing solutions for our clients. Our marketing solutions are widely used within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and have proven to drive brand awareness and preference through print and digital offerings.

     

    BioPharm is looking for a qualified individual to fill the entry-level position of Associate Medical Editor. This is a great introductory position in the pharmaceutical marketing industry to begin an editorial career and gain exposure to the industry practices. An Associate Medical Editor is responsible for supporting the rest of the Medical Editor team with various tasks to ensure high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency. An Associate Medical Editor should be familiar with and will learn to master copyediting, fact-checking, proofreading, styling, and layout review for a magnitude of pharmaceutical brand and marketing campaigns. The daily tasks of an Associate Medical Editor will fluctuate and be assigned based on the needs of the team and development of the individual.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Supports editorial team by performing and learning daily Medical Editor tasks, including but not limited to:

    • Copyedit and fact check materials to ensure consistency and conformance with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules and adherence to AMA, client, and house style guidelines
    • Proofread layout materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent
    • Collaborate with other departments to ensure an overall high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency; meet established timelines
    • Edit the following types of materials: print newsletters, emails, websites, banner ads
    • Identify copyrighted material that requires permission for reproduction; process permission request when required
    • Attend kickoff, status, and other job-related meetings
    • Incorporate client changes and work with the team to address medical-legal review feedback
    • Create and maintain brand style guides

     

    Editorial Core Competencies:

    • Communicates Effectively, including active listening and taking direction
    • Manages Complexity, ie, ability to recognize when to ask questions
    • Resourcefulness, particularly with knowledge application and problem-solving
    • Customer Focus, mainly by learning how to anticipate customer needs
    • Ensures Accountability, by following through and taking responsibility

     

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in English or some experience in copyediting/proofreading
    • Articulate oral and written communication skills
    • Good working knowledge of English grammar and usage
    • Curiosity/interest in medical topics
    • Strong skills in time management, prioritizing, and organizing, with attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines
    • Familiarity with standard software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat

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