Medical Editor Job Description

Medical Editor Job Description

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Medical editor provides a variety of technical skills, especially in programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.

Medical Editor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Check facts (tables, graphs, numbers, quotes) for accuracy
Verify references
Edit copy to ensure use of correct grammar and punctuation
Edit copy as needed to ensure accuracy, consistency and clarity
Maintain editorial quality control of agency deliverables during all stages of production
Ensure adherence to AMA style to maintain industry standard
Reviews all marketing and sales training materials (e.g., sales aids, journal ads, slide presentations, websites, emails, TV ads, patient materials including instructional videos) for assigned brand(s)
Understands the objective of each piece and advocates for appropriate use of any product claims, images, footnotes, references
Fact check and cross-check all tables, figures, references, graphics, citations, part numbers
In addition to excellence in spelling, grammar/punctuation/usage, check for sense and consistency in text and formatting

Medical Editor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medical Editor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BELS, MWC

Education for Medical Editor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medical editor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Medical, Science, Education, Publishing, Writing, Life Sciences, Editing

Skills for Medical Editor

Desired skills for medical editor include:

Digital promotional strategies
SEO best practices
Social media
AMA Manual of Style
FDA and EU requirements
ICH regulations and ISO standards as applicable to regulatory documents
Medical terminology
Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
AMA style and familiarity with AP style
Pharmaceutical advertising

Desired experience for medical editor includes:

Contributions will help the division achieve its annual growth goals
Digital asset acquisition experience a plus
Digital asset creation experience a plus
Degree in digital-related field a plus
Minimum 2 years’ experience in an editorial, sales or marketing role in professional and/or trade publishing
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience

Medical Editor Examples


Medical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a medical editor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medical editor
  • Ensure all work is compliant with FDA guidance for pharmaceutical advertising
  • Create, maintain and distribute client-specific style guides
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a medical editor
  • Perform substantive editing, stylistic editing, and rewriting on original scripts, working within the guidelines set forth by the Director of Content
  • Editorial review of various types of clinical/regulatory documents for grammatical and formatting correctness, consistency per SCRI internal styles, policies, and procedures
  • Oversee number accuracy against source documents and for consistency within given document and between associated documents (for example, making sure the details of a protocol align with the SAP and IB, or making sure the messaging and details in a briefing package align with the messaging and details in applicable protocols, study reports, IBs, other regulatory submission documents, ) per MW SOPs and internal procedures
  • Compilation oversight and accuracy of CSR appendices and will ensure templates are applied consistently, and writing style is consistent across documents (within and across programs)
  • Basic copy editing (spelling, punctuation, grammar) and technical formatting of documents
  • Developing clinical content for Epocrates medical references and tools, especially for the core drug reference and drug interaction checker
  • Performing drug information research & in-depth medical literature analysis
Qualifications for medical editor
  • Outstanding communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to communicate with top experts in the field present projects to Sr
  • Strong interest in medicine and science a plus
  • Digital content experience and/or degree a major plus
  • BS degree (English and/or life science required)
  • 5+ experience in medical communications, pharmaceutical industry/healthcare, or publishing (preferred)
  • Licensed clinician with advanced medical degree required (M.D

Medical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medical editor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical editor
  • Managing clinical content projects
  • Collaborating with other Medical Information Editors to ensure accuracy of clinical content
  • Working cross-functionally with Product Innovation, R&D, Marketing, or other teams within the company to ensure clinical content integrity and optimal presentation for healthcare professionals
  • Supporting pharmacy education through student preceptorship
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure an overall high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency
  • Identify copyrighted material that requires permission for reproduction
  • Request PTO when needed and record in Time Off section of Workday
  • Maintain goals in Performance section of Workday
  • Complete all mandatory iLearn courses and compliance training for select clients
  • Serve as lead editor on assigned brands and as backup for other editors as necessary
Qualifications for medical editor
  • Publish projects on schedule and within budget
  • Formal training or significant experience in evidence-based medicine, epidemiology and biostatistics, and the application of evidence to practice is a prerequisite for this position
  • High computer skill competency
  • Knowledge of technical capabilities of Microsoft Office suite of software, Adobe Acrobat, PleaseReview, and document management systems applications required
  • 3+ yrs related Document Processing experience with experience/focus on technical software troubleshooting
  • 2+ years experience in medical education/communication/advertising, with demonstrated skill in writing and editing

Medical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medical editor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for medical editor
  • Attend all brand status meetings and any other relevant or required team meetings
  • Participate in department night shift rotation 2-3 nights per month
  • Perform cold reads (sense/spell/grammar reads without back up), initial edits (styling per AMA and/or client style, proofreading of references, proofreading approved ISI, checking that the piece meets FDA reqs, etc), and fact-checking (annotations of claims vs references), and correction checks/slugs of materials
  • Work closely and professionally with account executives, copywriters, art directors, and other team members to ensure that materials are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal
  • Work proactively with project management to communicate any issues on projects and brainstorm solutions
  • Regularly review project timelines and hotsheets to ensure ED steps are included and anticipate and communicate any potential editorial conflicts or issues that might impact timing
  • Create and maintain comprehensive style guide for each assigned brand
  • Assist fellow editors with their brands by reviewing any overflow work when possible
  • Model core values of Courage, Curiosity, Generosity, and Grit
  • Participate in department trainings and new initiatives
Qualifications for medical editor
  • 2+ years experience as editor in medical education/communications/advertising, with demonstrated writing skill
  • Superior English grammar skills required
  • Bachelor degree in a health sciences related field preferred
  • Bachelor Degree or higher in English, journalism, or related degree
  • High level of organizational skills with documents, database management, files, spreadsheets, and email
  • Relevant editing or writing experience in any field (2-3 yrs) or a 4-year degree in a discipline that provides significant writing skills/experience

Medical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a medical editor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medical editor
  • Manages the implementation of the CPP in a Good Publication Practice (GPP3) compliant manner
  • Develop, write, edit, review and submit high quality, accurate, and clinically meaningful deliverables such as abstracts, posters, oral presentations, slides, manuscripts, protocol development, pharmacoepidemiology studies, customer-collaborative health outcomes studies, post-marketing surveillance, REMS assessment, health policy, responses to queries from regulatory agencies regarding the safety of products, and clinical trial publications
  • Works with cross-functional teams, including the Medical Information and Health Policy departments
  • Has attention to detail, fact checks, analyzes and interprets scientific and clinical data and prepares drafts of certain key deliverables
  • Tracks the publication plan timelines and budget
  • Serving as medical editor and reviewer, works with internal and external/ alliance authors on publications
  • Present findings to internal and external audiences through publications and other written documents, presentations
  • Oversees consultants, vendors and medical communications company personnel to manage writing assignments in accordance with GPP3 compliant process and set timelines
  • 5-10 years of experience in medical editing and writing for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum of a Bachelors of Science in a medical/scientific field (advanced degree preferred)
Qualifications for medical editor
  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a biological science and direct experience working in clinical drug development
  • Active pharmacist license (any state)
  • Clinical practice and/or drug information residency
  • Excellent medical literature retrieval and evaluation skills
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new clinical information
  • Good clinical judgment, critical thinking, and decision-making skills

Medical Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a medical editor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for medical editor
  • If you fit these qualifications and are interested in learning more, please click the "Apply" button and attach an updated copy of your resume
  • Become proficient in AMA style and FDA guidance
  • Review original and all revisions to concepts, copy, layouts, final art, and printer proofs
  • Edit for grammar, spelling, punctuation, structure, style, tone, etc
  • Data/content verification and reference check
  • Research/comprehend appropriate subject matter to gain understanding of medical material to enhance editing of technical content
  • Write, update, and distribute individual brand style guides
  • Serve as backup for other editors
  • Take initiative/expand role within agency (eg, create projects and learning opportunities)
  • Develops and writes study summaries and reports, presentations, abstracts, posters, and manuscripts for submission to clients, major medical conferences and peer-reviewed journals
Qualifications for medical editor
  • Ability to efficiently problem solve, work independently, and manage concurrent projects
  • Exceptional interpersonal, teamwork, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Medical editing/writing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in web communications, journalism communications or English
  • At least 5 years of full-time web writing experience
  • Excellent analytical, project management, writing, and editing skills

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