Content Production Editor

Job ID 2019-1382

Editorial Atlanta, Georgia New York, New York


Description

Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Overview

Are you an expert at developing charts and graphics in PowerPoint? Do you have a keen eye for detail? Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the medical education field? Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented Content Production Editor (CPE) to join our content development team. As a CPE, you will provide a broad base of editorial support across various therapeutic areas to develop PowerPoint slides and other materials used in our educational programs. This role is essential to ensure that our slides communicate the information to our learners in an effective and highly visualized manner and meet industry standards for excellence. In addition to work on PowerPoint slides, you will be involved in coordinating the production of print and online assets. If you are looking for a career that applies your editing and graphics expertise, this position will provide the foundation for future growth in our organization while contributing to initiatives that truly make an impact on physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers and, thus, the lives of those around you.

What You'll do

  • Develop and format PowerPoint slide decks that supplement live and online educational content
  • Generate tables and figures in PowerPoint from text-based educational content
  • Provide instruction to graphics editors to create complicated figure recreations and illustrations
  • Select images from our image database to augment educational content
  • Identify the need to, and support the process to, obtain permission from copyright holders to republish images
  • Initiate production documents to include project features by adding appropriate sections and removing unnecessary ones
  • Perform quality control checks throughout the content development process to ensure completeness and consistency with product standards and requirements
  • Facilitate hand-off of material from editorial to web producers
  • Apply modified AMA style to reference citations and content
  • Write content for pre-program and post-program summaries
  • Conduct web research, as needed
  • Assist with training new hires on Content/Editorial department functions
  • Fact-checking content for accuracy

Who you are

  • Someone highly skilled in using all features of PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • An effective communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Someone with strong team-building and inter-personal skills, and a cultural awareness to build relationships with internationally recognized medical experts
  • Someone who takes satisfaction in the accuracy and consistency of their work
  • A self-motivated, positive, critical thinker, with a willingness to accept varied assignments
  • Comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • A team player who enjoys working collaboratively with members of other teams and departments, but works just as well independently
  • A technologically savvy individual who can easily pick up new software to use Medscape and WebMD applications and content development tools
  • Willing to work overtime, as needed
  • Living within commuting distance to New York City or Midtown Atlanta 

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or Medical/Science field, or related years of equivalent experience
  • Above average expertise using PowerPoint masters, applying animations, and formatting slides according to pre-specified template
  • Efficient capabilities for developing and editing Word documents, performing image searches, medical data reference searches (eg, PubMed, Google Scholar, ClinicalTrials.gov)
  • 1 to 2 years of editorial production experience preferred, ideally in a medical communications agency, pharmaceutical company, or pharmaceutical advertising agency, and preferably Web-based
  • Experience with print permissions and copyright requirements preferred
  • Understanding of and familiarity with AMA style a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills to independently and quickly deal with unforeseen issues to ensure that timelines are consistently met
  • Excellent computer skills that includes working on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite required; web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, ReadCube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator preferred
  • Experience with continuing medical education materials a plus