Medical Editor

Irvine, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #67802 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a pharmaceutical organization, is looking for a Medical Editor to join their team for a contract role. We're looking for candidates with the following skillset and expereince to fill the role. 

Medical Editor Responsibilities:

  • Edit and proofread copy for assigned and other brands as needed
  • Fact check annotated copy using provided references, ensuring acceptable sources are used
  • Collaborate and communicate with Editorial Director and team members to maintain quality and meet goals
  • Prioritize and manage workload, meetings, and various tasks to ensure all deliverables are met with excellence
  • Thoroughly understand assigned brands and product categories
  • Demonstrate a drive to ensure adherence to client and brand guidelines
  • Contribute ideas/feedback for improving process and minimizing error
  • Offer guidance and training to junior team members and freelancers to ensure integrity of editorial process
  • Proactively offer and provide help to others to ensure all work moves through the department efficiently
  • Create/maintain brand style guides and bibliographies in a timely manner
  • Understand and execute AMA style and varying editorial styles per brand needs
Medical Editor Qualifications:
  • Any College degree
  • 3 to 5 years medical editing and fact checking experience in a pharma ad agency/medical education environment (agency experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a motivated, self-starting attitude
  • Ability to creatively adapt to changing deadlines, providing recommendations as needed
  • Knowledge of AMA style and FDA guidelines governing pharmaceutical products
  • Solid ability to use MS Office (including Outlook, Teams, and Word), Adobe Acrobat, and/or ProofHQ

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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