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Freelance Senior Medical Editor

Freelance Senior Medical Editor

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US-CA-San Francisco
DDB Health

About this job




DDB Health is a global network of healthcare communications companies dedicated to helping clients use creativity—and creative technology—as a force for good health. Through deep insight into customers, channels, and behavior, DDB Health creates meaningful change on behalf of important healthcare brands.


Title: Freelance Senior Medical Editor


Company/Location: DDB Health / San Francisco 


Department/Discipline: Editorial


Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Peer Relations and Creativity


Overview: The Freelance Senior Medical Editor will serve as lead editor on one or two brands, depending on size and will work with cross-functional agency partners. Three to 5 years’ experience as a medical copy editor, experience with AMA style, a good score on our editorial test, and attention to detail are necessary, as is an interest in medicine/science and marketing.



  • Edit both Web-based and print materials  for grammar, syntax, content, and clarity
  • Fact check materials for accuracy of content and  product claims
  • Fry test consumer/patient materials
  • Spell check all print and digital materials
  • Work closely with other team members to resolve content, referencing, or scheduling issues
  • Research and secure references to ensure accuracy of medical/scientific statements and brand claims
  • Develop and maintain style guides and references for assigned brand(s)


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with digital communications and online research methodology
  • Organization, attention to detail, ability to handle several assignments at once
  • Proficiency in in Microsoft Suite
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Reader/HQ Reader