Managing Editor

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Location: Westerville, OH, United States
Job ID: 145049

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Meticulous doesn't begin to describe your dedication to accuracy.

You are diligent and punctilious, with an absolute understanding of the tone and structure of writing. You can turn a sprawling explanation into one clear and concise message without affecting the underlying meaning. You are laser-focused on grammar and phrasing, and more reliable than spell check. Do you feel like this paragraph could be improved? This Managing Editor role with GSW may be just the place for you.

The Editorial Manager will be responsible for managing 2-3 editors, assisting as needed in Midwest Ad resourcing, in addition to owning their own brand. This candidate must have extensive editorial knowledge/experience (in both print and digital) and flexibility using that expertise. Excellent workload management skills in a fast-paced environment are required. This opportunity is ideal for a positive self-starter who is efficient, eager to lead, and prepared to mentor and guide others. The Editorial Manager will report to the VP, Director of Editorial.
GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences. We develop strategic marketing solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and health-and-wellness clients around the world. We create experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys.


  • Manage daily operations of the assigned editorial group, working primarily with team editors to ensure timely delivery of consistently precise work
  • Build and maintain relationships with agency brand team members and give team editors opportunities to do the same
  • Collaborate closely with project managers to allocate time, prioritize tactics, and establish timeframes for completion of editorial tasks, depending on resources; firmly and fairly advocate for direct reports while collaborating with agency brand teams to balance the needs of a tactic with available resources
  • Mentor junior editors and closely oversee brand editors
  • Maintain daily communication with the Director on the status of each editor and their brands
  • Serve as the ultimate point of contact for quality assurance; offer constructive feedback to direct reports
  • Identify gaps in resources/inefficiencies in workflow and target potential solutions as necessary

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or related discipline
  • 4+ years of experience as a medical editor, including
  • 2+ years in a pharmaceutical advertising agency
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Master of standard American English (grammar, punctuation, usage, syntax) with flexibility to accept deviations when appropriate for audience or consistency of style
  • Demonstrable technical skills copyediting and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat Pro in digital routing process
  • Aptitude for comprehending medical science content written at a high level by and for physicians (eg, peer-  reviewed journal articles describing results of clinical trials) and distilling that content for a lay audience
  • Experience working on multiple drug launches and FDA advisory-review submissions
  • Driven by quality and process to help establish, negotiate, and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable talking and meeting with employees at all levels of the agency
  • Must be reliable and willing to work around challenges that may arise
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a science or humanities discipline OR at least 2 years of experience as a managing editor at an HCP pharmaceutical agency
  • Learn new technologies quickly

turns against the premise of doing the “same old.” Our culture is focused on collaborative, meaningful advertising and day-to-day interpersonal interaction. We value the diverse backgrounds of our team members, and everyone has the opportunity to provide input and be heard. GSW is comprised of creative, motivated individuals who are all here for a reason. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.

GSW is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job. 


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