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BUSINESS TITLE:

Assoc Editor

DEPARTMENT:

Editorial

   

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

Position designed to provide training and acclimation of entry-level editor to editorial role and responsibilities in a pharma agency environment. Begins with no discrete account assignments; support (largely proofreading) is provided to Editors/Senior Editors until Associate Editor is fully attuned to process and expectations. With satisfactory performance small account assignments are eventually delegated, and continued positive performance should ultimately lead to comprehensive Editorial role.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 

 

Communication

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

 

Proofreading

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

 

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

• Assists Editors/Senior Editors with proofreading tasks:
-Full reads at key stages (eg, mechanical, first dev round, printer’s proofs).
-Correction checks/slugs for most intervening rounds.
-Use of technologic tools to replace the above manual reviews, as appropriate.

• Performs cold reads at discretion of Editorial Manager.

• Functions as Editor on assigned brands when baseline training is completed.

• Composes EOD report for day/night staff.

• Works with immediate supervisor and Editorial Director to become fully conversant with agency process and best practices.

 

EDUCATION

DEGREE/DIPLOMA

AREA OF STUDY

REQUIRED/PREFERRED


Bachelors

 

Required

 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
 

N/A

 

EXPERIENCE

MIN EXPERIENCE

AREA OF EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED/PREFERRED


0-1 year

Proofreading/editing/related experience in an agency or similar environment

Preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
 

 

Computer Skills

Computer Skills

 

Style Guidelines

Demonstrates some knowledge of AMA guidelines and some knowledge of medical terminology

 

COMPETENCIES
 

 

Detail Orientation

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

 

Writing

Strong writing skills.

 

Grammar

Strong grammar skills

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Note that position may entail work beyond hours specified, including after hours or weekends, as needed or directed. Starting hours may be day (9am-5pm), swing (12pm-8pm), or second shift (4pm-12am) depending on agency need.

All candidates must complete a brief proofreading test on site in conjunction with interview and, depending on level of experience, a copy editing and fact checking test.

 

 

STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

 

We are providing you with this job description as a guideline for your role. Based on your team, your role may vary slightly and you may perform other duties or have other responsibilities that are dictated by business needs. However, if you think that there are elements of this job description that are inaccurate, please speak with your manager and/or HR Partner.

In addition, this job description is not intended to include modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation for a disability.
 

 

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