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Medical Editor

Kenilworth, New Jersey | Job #312184

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We have your next Medical Editor position available! Our pharmaceutical client is looking for a talented Medical Editor for a temporary hire, freelance contract opportunity in Kenilworth, NJ.

Medical Editor Responsibilities:
  • Determine needed staff and other resources
  • Determine work assignments and prioritization
  • Correctly interpret and implement client revisions to editorial deliverables
  • Provide Associate Studio Manager with appropriate feedback on team performance and needs
  • Proactively look for operational opportunities for improvement
  • Responsible for overall editorial style consistency
  • Review client feedback and mark up documents in PDF format as needed
  • Fact-check pieces with references (eg, monographs) as directed
  • Provide proofreading support
  • Update online proofreading tracking tool to facilitate proofreading process
  • Serve as Editorial liaison to other departments for special initiatives/projects
  • Maintain knowledge of brands and corporate/regulatory guidelines
  • Keep abreast of trends/developments in editorial style, usage, medical writing, and publishing
  • Understand and ensure appropriate use of job management systems and tools; provide input for system upgrades, as needed
  • Actively participate in job/resource management—use appropriate departmental systems technology to track progress and help ensure that jobs/resources move quickly and efficiently through the process
  • Collaborate with clients/stakeholders across sites (internal/external) to help the team meet business objectives
  • Approach the position with conviction that Editorial plays a key role in Merck’s success—show initiative, challenge the status quo, continually seek ways to operate more effectively, and take ownership in every resource reviewed
  • Actively participate in job/resource management—use appropriate departmental systems technology to track progress and help ensure that jobs/resources move quickly and efficiently through the process while remaining compliant with corporate and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Provide guidance on copyright issues, including author/publisher permissions
  • Some site-to-site travel may be required

Medical Editor Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in arts or sciences required; degree in English, journalism, or communication preferred
  • Minimum 5 years general editorial experience, with at least 2 years in medical, pharmaceutical, or advertising industry preferred
  • Skilled at managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strong editorial/proofreading skills (test required) and effective writing skills
  • Proficient in AMA style
  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to manage fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Must understand the responsibilities (and limitations) of the Editorial role.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team structure
  • Capable of working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Command of medical/legal system and regulatory guidelines


About The BOSS Group:

We offer an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program. 

A specialist in placing creative, marketing and digital talent, The BOSS Group, offers temporary and direct hire/full-time positions with corporations, associations design agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. With 28 years of experience staffing and recruiting top creative talent we seek the best placement for you.  The BOSS Group is an equal opportunity employer. 

Where Talent and Opportunity Meet 
www.thebossgroup.com.  

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