Editorial Supervisor

Company
Harrison & Star
Category
Editing & Fact-Checking
Location
US-NY-New York
Job ID
2022-34707
LI
#LI-VQ1

Overview

Summary

This position offers an opportunity to support patients’ health by serving as a quality-assurance expert, mentor, supervisor, and leader in a department with a strong sense of community and mutual support, at an agency whose core values are built on community: At Harrison/Star, we stand together to fight for what’s good and what’s right, grow together by always striving to be better and inspire change in others, and live together by recognizing that having a fulfilling life’s work begins with having a fulfilling life.

 

The night editorial supervisor works from mid or late afternoon into the evening, primarily by proofreading jobs that need to be submitted that night or the following day. They work on a wide variety of brands, communicating closely with the brand team, including the lead brand editor, integrated project management (IPM), copy, and account services, to ensure that appropriate editorial process steps are followed and that the work meets the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

 

In addition, they may supervise at least one direct report, occasionally perform initial editing or fact checking, and take on other department responsibilities as warranted.

 

Editing Responsibilities

  • Proofread manuscripts, layouts, mechanicals, and developed digital tactics with an eye for grammar, spelling, punctuation, sense, logic, consistency, AMA style, client and brand style, and compliance with FDA regulations. Proofreading will include cold reads, word-for-word reads, and correction-check/line slugs
  • When needed, perform initial editing and fact checking (working closely with copywriter and lead brand editor)
  • Work with lead brand editors to have a holistic overview of accounts, ensuring that all jobs meet client requirements, maintaining the highest level of quality with maximum possible efficiency
  • Develop and apply a thorough understanding of agency and editorial procedures, in addition to specific client and brand requirements
  • Ensure that every job undergoes all necessary editorial steps
  • Communicate closely with lead editors, track client changes on every job, and apply them consistently across each brand’s other jobs as appropriate
  • Communicate regularly and proactively with lead brand editors, IPM, and other team members to anticipate workload, plan scheduling, and determine needed editorial-process steps for all jobs, in addition to addressing specific editorial issues that arise on any given job
  • Contribute to style guide in collaboration with lead editor; help keep it up to date to reflect changing client style, language, and other requirements

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • The editorial supervisor may oversee at least one direct report
  • Extrapolate from known timelines to future workload
  • Set priorities when handling multiple projects, communicating clearly and proactively with IPM and other team members
  • Collaborate with other team members while maintaining a professional, positive attitude
  • Communicate proactively with lead editors and manager about anticipated workflow and foreseeable editorial issues and needs
  • Communicate and negotiate with other brand-team members proactively about timelines, editorial needs, and other issues
  • Pivot quicky with changing needs
  • Remain calm and clearheaded in high-pressure situations
  • Prioritize and delegate work as needed when other night editors are present and communicate clearly and proactively about the tasks required
  • Lead by example
  • Assist other department members as workload allows
  • Take on additional tasks and responsibilities when requested by manager or director

 

Managerial Responsibilities (if relevant)

  • Potentially lead 1 to 2 other night editors
  • Monitor direct reports’ work to ensure it meets client needs and the highest levels of quality
  • Ensure editorial process steps are followed as appropriate to produce the highest quality work
  • Proactively collaborate with brand teams and other departments, including IPM, copy, and account services
  • Proactively collaborate with the brand editors and editorial group supervisors (or editorial director, if appropriate)
  • Help anticipate workflow and plan for it
  • Monitor potential direct reports’ schedules to ensure adequate coverage at all times, collaborating with manager as needed
  • Help maintain high levels of job satisfaction, pride in work, and morale for direct reports and the department as a whole
  • Keep manager informed of any issues with evening work and collaborate to address them
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring of potential new night staff
  • Monitor, review, and approve direct reports’ timesheets

 

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred but not required
  • At least 1-2 years of proofreading and editing pharmaceutical-advertising copy; knowledge of pharma-agency processes and culture
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with other brand-team members even under pressure
  • At least 1 year of management experience preferred
  • Outstanding grasp of English grammar
  • Outstanding proofreading skills; at least one year of proofreading experience
  • Outstanding copyediting skills; at least one year of copyediting experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills and a proactive solutions orientation
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to demonstrate or develop leadership skills, including empathy and compassion
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications
Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.

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