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Copy Editor

North Chicago, GA 60064

Posted: 07/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Content & Copywriting Job Number: 620158 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Planet Interactive is seeking two Copy Editors to join one of our well-known global pharmaceutical clients.

This will be a true freelance role, as hours for this role will be based on incoming projects. Candidates must have flexibility to work core PST business hours. 

Pay: $45-$49/hr depending on experience 

The Copy Editors will edit and proofread copy for assigned and other brands as needed. The Copy Editors will collaborate and communicate with Editorial Director and team members to maintain quality and meet goals.

Copy Editor Responsibilities:
  • Edit and proofread copy for assigned and other brands as needed.
  • Fact checks annotated copy using provided references, ensuring acceptable sources are used.
  • Collaborate and communicate with Editorial Director and team members to maintain quality and meet goals.
  • Prioritize and manage workload, meetings, and various tasks to ensure all deliverables are met with excellence; ability to handle multiple jobs and prioritize as needed.
  • Thoroughly understand assigned brands and product categories.
  • Demonstrate a drive to ensure adherence to client and brand guidelines.
  • Contribute ideas/feedback for improving process and minimizing error.
  • Offer guidance and training to junior team members and freelancers to ensure integrity of editorial process.
  • Proactively offer and provide help to others to ensure all work moves through the department efficiently.
  • Create/maintain brand style guides and bibliographies in a timely manner.
  • Understand and execute AMA style and varying editorial styles per brand needs.
     
Copy Editor Qualifications: 
  • Any College degree.
  • 3+ years medical editing and fact checking experience in a pharma ad agency/medical education environment (agency experience preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a motivated, self-starting attitude.
  •  Ability to creatively adapt to changing deadlines, providing recommendations as needed.
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  • Knowledge of current AMA style and FDA guidelines governing pharmaceutical products/devices.
  •  Solid ability to use MS Office (including Outlook, Teams, and Word), Adobe Acrobat, and/or ProofHQ.
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