Medical Production Editor Viscira San Francisco


Short Description :

Independent contractors Work collaboratively with writers, producers, designers, video and animation artists, and developers during the development and reviewing stages, facilitating resolutions to conflicts in style, content, and design Edit, proofread, and factcheck a wide range ,…

Full Description :

is an innovative, fast-growing company dedicated to the development of new-media communication solutions and interactive software applications for the life sciences industry. Our current clients include major pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Position Overview

The Medical Production Editor is an integral member of the Editorial Services (ES) department, serving as the point person for editorial and medical/legal/regulatory (MLR) submission processes on assigned projects. He or she supports the editorial development and review of digital projects and manages the submission of materials into our clients’ MLR review systems. The Medical Production Editor supervises the work of independent contractors; liaises with content, design, production, development, and account management teams; and provides day-to-day support of medical writers. It is expected that this individual will be capable of consistently delivering high-quality products on time and within budget. This position reports to the Director of Editorial Services.

General Responsibilities

  • Edit, proofread, and fact-check a wide range of deliverables, including animation storyboards, slide decks, clinical case studies, mobile apps, video scripts, and website manuscripts
  • Work collaboratively with writers, producers, designers, video and animation artists, and developers during the development and reviewing stages, facilitating resolutions to conflicts in style, content, and design
  • Hire and supervise independent editors and proofreaders effectively
  • Manage MLR certifications and participate in MLR process training
  • Maintain the MLR submission calendar in collaboration with the account management and production teams
  • Upload materials to client-specified MLR submissions systems and complete all necessary submission activities
  • Collaborate with ES team members in the conception, documentation, and consistent application of processes in the production editing workflow to ensure efficient and streamlined systems
  • Gather and maintain information for each assigned project
  • Serve as administrator for ES information systems
  • Support the team with other administrative assignments, as needed

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • BA/BS in English or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in digital publishing as an editor or proofreader
  • Superior skills in a range of editorial tasks, including copyediting and proofreading
  • Experience adhering to a specified editorial style, with the ability to adapt to different styles, when necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail with excellent organizational and project management skills and a proven ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and digital devices (eg, iPad)
  • Must be proactive and able to problem-solve, providing alternative solutions as changes arise during a project
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and dynamic environment, with a wide variety of professional staff
  • Strong social skills, including tact, diplomacy, assertiveness, flexibility, cooperation, and respect

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience in medical editing, particularly at a healthcare advertising agency, promotional medical education firm, pharmaceutical company, or web/mobile app development firm
  • Familiarity with the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style
  • Experience using ProofHQ proofing software
  • Familiarity with submissions software platforms (eg, Veeva Vault)
  • Knowledge of Food & Drug Administration and The Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (FDA/OPDP) submission guidelines

is an equal opportunities employer AA M/F/Veteran/Disability


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