Editor #JN -052021-64157

Irvine, California
Industry: Operations
Job Number: JN -052021-64157

Minimum requirements for the senior-level editor position:

  • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills to be used at all stages; must be very detailed oriented
  • Comfortable fact checking medical copy
  • At least 3 years’ experience at a pharma ad agency or a medical education agency
  • Knowledge how to use PHQ, or very comfortable using Adobe Acrobat
  • All schedules considered but those with availability during 9-6 PT will be given priority consideration!
  • Able to work independently or part of a team
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment

Things to keep in mind:

  • The work we do is very detailed oriented so a person with 1-2 years editing experience might not be a good fit. There are a lot of nuances and style rules for our aesthetic brands that have to be followed
  • We are looking for people who know how agencies work (from routing jobs to using style guides to understanding about ISIs to MLR/PRC/etc to reviewing Veeva comments). The person should be ready to learn our basic ways of working but have a firm knowledge of how agencies work 

Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Edit, fact check, and proofread copy of varying page lengths
  • Collaborate with all team members to ensure our editorial work is on tone and accurately referenced
  • Prioritize and manage workload, meetings, and various tasks to ensure all deliverables are met.
  • Possess fluency with FDA Guidelines, AMA style, and comprehensive understanding of annotation requirements in pharma sectors.
  • Pay attention to narrative consistency, voice and tone, as well as accuracy of content.
  • Ability to create/maintain/use brand style sheets as needed.
  • Understand and execute varying editorial styles per brand needs.
  • Clearly articulate the rationale behind editorial decisions.

 Project Management:

  • Prioritize and manage time effectively, meeting multiple project deadlines with excellence

 Communication Skills:

  • Build confident and trusted relationships with Editorial Manager, Creative, Account, and Traffic/Project Management team members
  • Openly communicate in and out of Editorial team to facilitate workflow and provide/get feedback


  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance needed
  • Experience working with larger materials, eg, 50+ pages
  • Comfortable fact checking medical copy for various therapeutic categories
  • Ability to thrive and remain calm in a busy, deadline-oriented environment
  • At least 2 years working in a medical education or pharma ad agency
  • Solid experience using Microsoft Teams and PHQ

Required Skills Needed:

  • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities and maintain accuracy across multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact and communicate effectively with internal team members to ensure high-quality work while remaining within deadlines
  • Knowledge of and familiarity using AMA Manual of Style (10th & 11th edn).


  • Bachelor's Degree in English, journalism, communications, or related areas (Sciences)


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