The Editor I will substantially contribute to the quality control of test items at various levels of development in regard to style, format, clarity, and clarification of medical-content issues. The Editor I will collect, research, and communicate specific issues with authors and with other department staff, including Editors and Test Developers. This communication will include interactions and facilitation at workshops and meetings, individual feedback to authors, identifying trends in items, item writing issues, and item issue resolution with subject matter experts (SMEs). Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Proofread, edit, and perform quality control reviews of exam items, coding, and accompanying media at various stages of development; conduct research and fact-checking to verify item content; emphasize screening for any language that may be perceived as discriminatory or offensive. Perform developmental editing and proofing, and develop copyediting skill.
• Facilitate small group activities at item-writing workshops, including item screening and group reviews. Develop materials for and participate in item-writing workshops. In addition, assist in review meetings for assigned product teams, providing input to produce items with appropriate clarity, quality, difficulty, and style. Participate in all internal and external product team meetings. Give presentations to SMEs and staff with oversight.
• Cultivate ongoing communication with authors, ensuring strong collaborative relationships and providing timely, tactful, and detailed exchanges of item revisions through new item editing, item-writing workshops, SME revision projects, and virtual item-writer training.
The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor degree (English, Journalism, or a similar concentration preferred)
2+ years of experience with copy editing, proofreading, and/or copy/manuscript editing
Experience with medical terminology and/or assessments a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Superior attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Flexibility and positive, team-oriented attitude