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Senior Copy Editor (Healthcare Communications, Parsippany, NJ)

Area 23-on-Hudson
1800024B Requisition #
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FCB Health, an award-winning healthcare advertising agency, is seeking a talented and detail-oriented Sr. Editor to copy edit a variety of medical education projects. To be based in picturesque Parsippany, NJ, the role will have the opportunity to work on top medical education accounts and collaborate with seasoned professionals in the medical education space.


The Sr. Editor expected to work independently in a medical education agency environment with assigned brand teams to enforce quality control across core editorial functions (editing, fact checking, proofreading). Additionally is expected to demonstrate expertise regarding relevant FDA regulations and provide some guidance to Associate Editor/Editor-level staff. Has worked on at least one launching product and is familiar with a range of product categories and therapeutic classes.


Editor will provide organizational support as needed, including co-monitoring workflow to aid Second-Shift Editorial Manager with prioritizing and delegating to other second-shift editors.


In absence of Editorial Manager, able to: prioritize and expedite workflow; troubleshoot content and process issues; maintain communication with producers, brand editors, and team members as needed; serves as editorial point person for new business initiatives (presentation decks, concepts, branding materials).



Ensure correct spelling, grammatical accuracy, adherence to AMA/brand style, and consistency across brand deliverables


Maintains version control, ensures project file integrity, and verifies that requested changes have been accurately incorporated across rounds of project routing


Ensures daily communication to update internal team members on all aspects of projects


Helps ensuring and enforcing compliance with OPDP/regulatory guidelines

Cross-functional Collaboration

Collaborate and communicate with team members in a productive manner to ensure goals are being met being met, while maintaining quality control

Fact checking

Verify factual information in projects vs supporting references


• Copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking on assigned accounts as well as other accounts as needed.

-Uses technologic tools to replace manual proofreading as appropriate.

• Generates and promptly updates style guide for assigned accounts.

• Ability to quickly master specifics of assigned accounts and product categories, as well as accommodate multiple assignments effectively.

-Build and maintain a command of brand data and content.

-Resolve content issues using reference material and collaboration with copywriter.

• Enforces OPDP/regulatory guidelines.

• Extensive interaction and follow-through with account teams.

• Good evaluative and decision-making skills.

• Establishes and communicates workload priorities to manager and second-shift staff.




2 years

Editorial experience in a pharma agency environment Required

Prior launch experience - Preferred



Can assist with proofreading assignments


Style Guidelines

Demonstrates knowledge of AMA guidelines




Detail Orientation

Acute attention to detail, with an emphasis on consistency and continuity.



Ability to perform all jobs in an efficient manner with little to no assistance from others



Demonstrates and communicates a high level of ownership and commitment to achieving result; Takes responsibility for one's own actions and decisions, and their consequences



Ability to work effectively in a team environment to build and foster collaborative environment



Is attentive and shows interest in the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately



Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast paced environment.



Possesses openness to different and new ways of doing things, in a variety or situations, and with variety of individuals or groups; Readily modifies, responds to, and integrates change with minimal personal resistance



Strong grammar skills


Forward Thinking

Able to “connect the dots” and escalate issues when necessary.


Interpersonal Skills

Is able to establish and maintain rapport and build relationships with another


Time Management

Carefully plans ahead to ensure tasks are undertaken and time is used efficiently

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