Senior Editor.

New York, NY.

Job Details
Senior Editor WG US TBE2779 New York, NY Operations 12/13/2019

Position Summary

The Senior Editor (SE) is heavily involved in the day-to-day management of accounts, overseeing jobs from manuscript to printed piece, and assisting departmental processes with in the market access team. An SE is invariably the editor of record for drug launches. An SE will manage all aspects of assigned accounts without need for daily supervision; demonstrate leadership qualities/experience; be detail-oriented, with thorough knowledge of assigned account; apply client style, FDA regulations, and AMA requirements to each piece, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all jobs that move through the agency; have mastered all other responsibilities listed under Editor.


  • Manage all aspects of assigned accounts without need for daily supervision

  • Create and oversee implementation of editorial style specific to each account. Aspects include AMA style, grammar, spelling, clarity, usage, punctuation, type and font treatment, placement and accuracy of art, Food and Drug Administration regulations, and individual client style requests

  • Copy-edit and fact-check all manuscripts using primary source references

  • Approve all proofs and blueprints of jobs, including Payer Value Deck, informational brochures and Playbooks, Flashcards, Modules, White Paper, monographs, and slide kits before release to clients

  • Collaborate with all members of account team including account executives, creative directors, copywriters, art directors, computer-aided design department, and clients to ensure adherence to editorial and client guidelines

  • Go over all pieces with department proofreader, incorporating corrections and answering queries

  • Act as training resource for editors and proofreader

  • Maintain comprehensive style manuals

Note: Employee is responsible for other duties as assigned.


  • Detail oriented with superior organizational skills and good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent command of language with strong client/product knowledge and familiarity with FDA regulations regarding Rx drug advertising


  • Education: College graduate, preferably an English or Journalism major

  • Experience: 3 to 5 years experience in medical/pharmaceutical copyediting in an advertising agency or pharmaceutical company


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