• Freelance Senior Medical Editor

    Job ID
    US-CA-San Francisco
    DDB Health
  • Overview



    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


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