Editorial Manager

Updated: September 13, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 3448

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The Editorial Manager will be responsible for managing 2-3 editors 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. 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.




·       Manage daily operations 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

Minimum Qualifications

·       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

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