Posted April 1, 2021

Editor – Havas Health & You


New York, NY


The role
The Medical Editor serves as lead editor on at least one brand and backup on other brands, ensuring that all pieces are grammatically and factually correct and in compliance with AMA style, client style, and FDA rules and regulations. The Medical Editor will be part of a small but growing editorial team in an innovative agency whose work is approximately half digital and focused equally on consumer and HCP audiences.

What we expect from you

• Copy edit, fact-check, and proofread a variety of promotional and educational materials from draft manuscript through print or digital production
• Must be able to understand scientific and medical data to ensure the accuracy of statements and brand claims. (A background in science or medicine would be an asset, though not required.)
• Work closely with project managers, copywriters, art directors, and account executives to ensure that materials produced are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal
• Attend status and kick-off meetings for assigned brand(s) as time allows
• Collaborate with other editors and potentially mentor a junior editor
• Create and maintain brand style guides

Background/experience and skills

• At least 2 years copy editing in a pharmaceutical advertising agency, in-house agency, or medical publishing company
• Background or interest in science or medicine a plus
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills is essential
• Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition, required
• Proficient in English grammar and usage
• Familiarity with digital media (navigating web/device interfaces)
• Familiarity with digital media and digital routing systems
• Bachelor’s degree
• Attention to detail
• Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Acrobat and PowerPoint

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