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Senior Medical Editor (or Medical Editor)

Company: MedThink
Location: Cary
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position: Senior Medical Editor (or Medical Editor) [Remote] 

At MedThink SciCom (, we operate from the mindset that we are all in this together. We strive to make every interaction with our clients and colleagues a positive and rewarding experience. We challenge, push, and innovate because excellence is always our goal. If you have the desire to provide a fresh perspective and help us always deliver high-quality work with refreshing results, then we want you on our team! 

We seek a qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Medical Editor (or Medical Editor). A Senior Medical Editor (or Medical Editor) is responsible for ensuring that medical communication materials are developed with a high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency. A Senior Medical Editor (or Medical Editor) is skilled in and performs all levels of editing, including copyediting, substantive editing, fact-checking, proofreading, styling, and layout review. 

Our Uniqueness and Expectations of Future MedTHINKERS 

Take Ownership  

Help Colleagues Do Their Best 

Infuse Optimism And Fun 

Nurture Innovation 

Keep An Open Mind 

Exceed Expectations 

Respect Others 

Position Requirements 


  • Bachelors degree (minimum), preferably in English, communications, journalism, or health sciences field 


  • 5 years (senior-level position) or 3 years (midlevel position) of professional editing experience, including verification of data in medical and scientific documents 

  • Healthcare communications agency experience is preferred but not required 

Position Responsibilities 

Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to: 

  • Copyedit materials to ensure consistency and conformance with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules and adherence to American Medical Association (AMA), client, and house style guidelines 

  • Substantively edit complex medical and scientific documents and collaborate with colleagues to ensure that the materials are factually accurate 

  • Proofread layout materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to established standards 

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure an overall high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency; meet established timelines 

  • Edit the following types of materials: manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals; abstracts, posters, slide decks, and handouts for presentation at scientific meetings; sales training materials; disease education materials; digital content (eg, learning management systems, animations, interactive PDFs); scientific platforms; product monographs; white papers; formulary dossiers; medical information letters; etc 

  • Identify copyrighted material that requires permission for reproduction; process permission request when required 

  • Attend kickoff, status, and other job-related meetings 

Talent and Knack 

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills 

  • Strong medical editing skills, including substantive editing, fact-checking, researching, and referencing skills, and knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition 

  • Thorough understanding of grammar rules and comprehension of medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific terminology 

  • Strong skills in time management, prioritizing, organizing, researching, and problem-solving, with attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines 

  • Proficiency with standard software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat 

Job Application Process 

Candidates who meet the job qualifications will be asked to take a standardized medical editing assessment to demonstrate proficiency level. 


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