Editorial Assistant, Health Education (New York)

Job Description

The editorial assistant assists the medical writing team in the development and delivery of high quality medical education and communications materials. This is a diverse role, supporting all tactical elements of client medical education programs, including publication planning and scientific meetings.

Core Responsibilities

  • Editing and medical writing support
  • Copy edit, style, proofread all materials, including slide decks, scripts, and communications
  • Assist in fact-checking materials during development where appropriate
  • Prepare materials and references for medical-legal review, and become familiar with the submission process
  • Ensure all written communication produced is in accordance with the Virgo house style format and quality (where appropriate)
  • Assist with ordering references and obtaining permissions; maintaining permissions grids
  • Develop therapy area knowledge to assist team in identifying errors
  • Follow and suggest updates to the Virgo style guide, follow client-specific style guides
  • Manage and coordinate development of materials in liaison with accounts team and medical writers
  • Assist account teams and medical writers with tracking status of materials in online review systems and implementing review feedback, while maintaining editorial standards
  • Interact with clients where appropriate and respond to requests

Level of Experience

Science degree or of graduate calibre

Experience & Skills Required

Excellent attention to detail • Excellent organisation and administration skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Minimum six months editorial experience • Working knowledge of copyright law and procedures • Ability to work under pressure • Systematic and logical approach to planning • Experience with VAULT, ZINC, eMAPS or similar systems a plus