Evoke Health is a full-service interactive marketing and advertising agency servicing the healthcare industry. Evoke partners with leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients consistently delivering unparalleled levels of strategic service, creative and technological innovation that build richer and more effective interactions between our clients and their customers.
Your Role as Medical Copy Editor:
A medical copy editor works with copywriters, designers, digital developers, project managers, and account staff to ensure documents are of high quality in terms of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, and consistency. The medical copy editor serves as lead editor for assigned brands. He or she performs all levels of editing, including proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and data verification/fact-checking. The projects that the medical copy editor works on include (but are not limited to) the following: digital projects, including websites, iPad apps, e-mail campaigns, social media, and banner ads; print projects, such as brochures, advertisements, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities/Execution:
Edits original copy for a variety of consumer and professional health care audiences
Revises medical copy for precision, clarity, and technical/structural accuracy; corrects grammar and spelling
Annotates/fact-checks reference citations for submission to medical/legal regulatory reviews
Creates and maintains a style sheet for assigned accounts; ensures the text is consistent with brand style
Assists with proofreading as needed
Excels in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and is able to manage requirements of multiple accounts without sacrificing accuracy
Identifies materials that require copyright permissions and requests copyright permissions when needed
Takes on additional projects as assigned by the editorial director
Provides guidance to the editorial assistant regarding permissions and other administrative tasks to aid in the efficiency of the Copy/Editorial Department
Ensures accuracy and completeness of reference lists
Serves as subject-matter expert with regard to AMA style, grammar, and usage
Checks text to ensure it is well written and logically structured and in an appropriate style for the intended audience
Checks facts and raises questions with the author of the document; makes sure all copy is understandable and accurate
Creates any documents that support references and claims (i.e., reference binders)
Has excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Works collaboratively with copywriter and team members; completes work independently and according to schedule
Thoroughly understands medical and pharmaceutical terminology
Possesses excellent organizational, multitasking, prioritizing, and problem-solving skills
Highly skilled in English-language rules, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Possesses AMA style expertise and an understanding of FDA regulations for promotional advertising, as well as excellent researching and referencing skills
Has a meticulous approach to their work and a keen eye for detail
Maintains high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
Anticipates potential MLR/regulatory issues and discusses them with the copy director
Ability to maintain the style of the writer and the brand during copyediting
Ensures high quality of all jobs in terms of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, and consistency
Attends all kickoff, status, and other job-related meetings for assigned brands and provides feedback on timelines
Possesses excellent proofreading skills and is willing to help support proofreaders on occasion
At least 3-4 years experience as a medical copy editor in an agency environment (healthcare/pharma preferred) reviewing both interactive and print work
Must be computer literate. Must be able to mark up changes using Adobe Acrobat tools, as well as work in word documents
Bachelors degree in journalism, writing, or associated field is preferred. ELS certification is optimal
About Evoke Health:
Evoke Health is a full-service health and wellness agency with a heritage of innovation. The agency has built an outstanding reputation for creating evocative, award-winning marketing platforms that educate, inform, and inspire action. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, and a global reach through their agency network, Huntsworth Health, Evoke Health is comprised of marketing professionals dedicated to pioneering new and better ways to communicate between brands and people.
It is our goal to provide our people with the best possible support and environment to grow and thrive. Our culture is entrepreneurial embracing yet not stifling. We work hard because we love what we do. We believe strongly in intelligent innovation.
Evoke Health provides an exciting and flexible work environment, competitive salaries and outstanding company paid benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), tuition reimbursement. Visit Evoke Health at www.evokehealth.com.
Evoke Health and Huntsworth Health are equal opportunity employers.