Sr. Editor

Updated: November 17, 2020
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 128277


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 Senior Editor role with Managed Markets Communications may be just place for you.

The Senior Editor is expected to work independently in a managed markets team environment. He or she will act as lead editor on several brands, enforcing quality control across core editorial functions. When necessary, the senior editor will also assist with a variety of other brands. He or she is expected to demonstrate expertise regarding compliance and AMA style.

Managed Markets Communications fuses the Culture experience of seasoned managed markets/market access professionals with the power of full-scale advertising agency capabilities. It’s a seamless marriage of insight and talent that gives our client a significant competitive advantage. We deliver a confident, finely tuned understanding of managed markets/market access and key stakeholders. We offer the knowledge, skills and insights to foster a true partnership via meaningful collaboration, nuanced problem-solving and focused, results-driven goals.


Duties of the senior editor include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing day-to-day workflow on dedicated brands to ensure the work is done in a timely manner
  • Working with all editors as needed to complete assigned jobs—responsible for checking all work done on dedicated brands that is completed by other editors
  • Supporting editors and junior editors as they become familiar with their brands and agency processes (as needed)
  • Reviewing all digital and print materials at various stages of a project’s life cycle for grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow and sense, structure, consistency within itself or with related jobs, compliance with AMA style and any related internal/client brand style—rewriting content as necessary—to provide accurate, quality work to our internal and external clients
  • Performing cold reads, fact checks, spell checks, disaster checks, and slugs, and checking internal team and client changes on all digital and print materials at various stages to ensure that all materials leaving the agency are factually sound and meet all visual and content standards mandated by the client, AMA, and FDA
  • Proofreading printer and/or digital proofs or staging sites against mechanical prep files, noting any discrepancies related to copy, art, fonts, and kerning and leading, as well as any egregious errors that may have slipped through on prior rounds
  • Partnering with internal team members (Project Management, Copy, Art, and Account) on all projects to ensure the delivery of accurate and quality digital and print materials that are on time and within budget. This includes delegating work to other editors as necessary
  • Attending all necessary team meetings, providing input on hours and the level of editing needed to ensure the success of all deliverables within the given timeframe, as well as asserting (when warranted) the risks associated with deviating from editorial and/or agency process
  • As backup editor, performing all critical editorial functions in the absence of or in partnership with the lead editor (eg, attending meetings, performing reads, checking changes, etc) to maintain continued workflow and balanced utilization
  • Creating and maintaining editorial style guides

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of editing experience in a pharmaceutical advertising agency is required
  • Proficiency in AMA style
  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in English, Communications, Journalism, or Science is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and remain levelheaded and positive in a fast-paced environment while functioning as a member of a highly collaborative team
  • Ability to oversee projects delegated to other editors
  • Basic understanding of digital communications and media channels
  • Experience working with a digital routing system and proficiency in Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint

Managed Markets Communications has a pervasive entrepreneurial, hardworking and fun atmosphere. We value team members who are smart, kind and fun to be around. We truly care about one another and strive to promote from within. We create growth opportunities that allow employees to pursue interests and expand their careers. In order to maintain Managed Markets Communications’ commitment to growth, happiness and long-term reward, we focus on hiring the right people with the right talent, which has contributed to our success.

Managed Markets Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health™, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

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