Omnicom Health Group

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Medical Copy Editor

Medical Copy Editor

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US-CA-San Francisco

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Title: Medical Copy Editor


Company/Location: San Francisco, CA


Department/Discipline: Editorial


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


Overview: The Medical Copy Editor will serve as an editor on one or two brands, depending on size and will work with cross-functional agency partners. The Medical Copy Editor ensures all pieces are flawless grammatically and factually while in compliance with all AMA, client style, and FDA rules and regulations.



  • Edit both digital and print materials for grammar, syntax, content, and clarity
  • Fact checks initial round of job and subsequent rounds as necessary (has the ability to understand scientific and medical data to ensure copy accurately represents the source from which it was taken)
  • Attends status and start-up meetings for all assigned accounts; participate in the development of timelines when appropriate
  • 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
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive style guides for all assigned accounts
  • Develop and maintain style guides and references for assigned brand(s)
  • Keeps Senior Manager of Editorial Services abreast of workload/workflow and status of assigned accounts on a timely basis
  • Mentor junior staff members

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years experience copyediting within a pharmaceutical advertising agency, in-house agency, or medical publishing company
  • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style and FDA rules and regulations
  • Superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize several assignments at once
  • Strong organization skills in addition to heightened attention to detail
  • Experience using digital routing system, HQ Proof preferred