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Updated: July 26, 2018
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: MkHNhjKNOjkm


"Do you speak people?"

It's a language many healthcare companies have forgotten - a simple clear way to communicate great ideas that breakthrough because everyone can understand it. No Jargon. No lingo. No catchphrase of the day. We are GSW and speaking people is at the core of everything we do. We are a healthcare advertising agency that thinks just a bit differently, works just a bit closer and dives just a bit deeper. And because we talk to each other like people, instead of a corporate machine, we come up with great ideas that talk to clients and customers on the most effective level of all - the human level.

Speaking people isn't easy. But if you can do it, we need to talk.

Broadcast Company Name

GSW Worldwide

Position Title




Business Unit

GSW Worldwide

Position Category


Position Type

Full Time

Years of Experience



As advocate for reader, The Editor evaluates and provides fresh perspective to copy/layout and makes changes/recommendations to improve upon the work of copywriters, medical liaisons, and artists. The Editor is responsible for the review of original and all revisions to content-including concepts, manuscripts, layouts, final art, developed digital pieces, and printer's proofs-to ensure materials produced for GSW Worldwide, its clients, and its potential clients are clearly communicated, of the highest quality, and meet or exceed client expectations.

Description of Duties

• Serves as lead editor on one or more assigned brands
o Represents Editorial Department to other brand disciplines with regard to editorial best practices and style consistency
o Communicates brand-specific style or process updates, challenges, and concerns to editorial staff and temp colleagues who might help support a particular assigned brand account
o Writes, updates, and distributes account-specific brand guidelines, incorporating client preferences and medical/regulatory/legal requirements
o Reads appropriate subject matter to further understanding of brand/ disease state to enhance editing of technical content
• Proofreads for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style
o Establishes compliance with editorial standards for correctness, consistency, and completeness
o Analyzes content, determining and performing level of edit necessary, revising, rewriting, and reorganizing for clarity, comprehension, logic, structure, and flow
o Works closely with copywriters to achieve best communication possible
o Assesses demographic issues and amends language, tone, and reading level accordingly
o Reviews layouts, assessing how copy works with the overall design; checks use of appropriate fonts and font sizes against specifications in copy document; checks consistency of spacing, text alignment, line and word breaks
• Verifies accuracy and compliance of content:
o Reviews all other sources of written materials, checking facts, verifying correct use of unfamiliar terms, and accuracy of quoted materials
o Confirms accuracy of names, titles, and degrees; street, e-mail, and Web addresses; phone/fax numbers; dates and times; abbreviations and acronyms
o Works directly with medical liaisons to ensure content/claims can be substantiated by supporting clinical studies
o Checks graphs, charts, and tables for uniformity of style and size, making sure data are displayed clearly and correctly and mathematical calculations are accurate
o Ensures accuracy and proper sequence of indicator-type elements and cross-references; tests written procedures against product (eg, ensures clickable links work)
o Evaluates adequate presence and size of fair balance in relationship to claims being made
o Verifies accuracy of and formats references to conform to AMA/brand style
o Challenges any inaccurate or questionable changes dictated by client/medical/regulatory/legal

Minimum Requirements


• BA in English or journalism or equivalent experience required
• At least 2 years of editing experience required
• Scientific, medical, pharmaceutical, or technical background preferred
• Agency experience preferred

Key Competencies


• Excellent command of English language; ability to apply it to writing generated by other professionals
• Attention to Detail: Using thorough approach, edits accurately under tight timelines
• Detail-oriented with strong writing, oral, and interpersonal skills (can communicate clearly, professionally, and with emotional maturity)
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under tight timelines
• Flexibility to work successfully in a fast-paced environment with irregular hours
• Ability to Judge Overall Picture: Ensures overall logic, structure, and usability of the communication fit together into a coherent whole
• Discretion: Exercises good judgment with when to apply standards, when to leave alone
• Strong technical, organizational, and analytical skills (computer literate across multiple platforms, able to understand and possibly resolve common technical challenges, comfortable shifting regularly between print and digital tactics)
• Understanding of layout, design, production, and development considerations
• Ability to work independently, as well as closely with copywriters, artists, and account executives, in a team-oriented environment
• Quality Management: Dedicated to providing the highest quality product that meets or exceeds the requirements of the job

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EEO Statement

Syneos Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected status. If you require accommodation due to a disability in order to complete the application process, please contact our EEO Administrator at 781-425-4600 or by email at CorporateHumanResources@syneoshealth.com.


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