Sr Editor

Job ID 2024-6702

Editorial Newark, New Jersey


Position at WebMD

Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI) is a premier healthcare information and marketing services provider, with leading positions in a variety of growing healthcare markets such as pharmacy, eye care, clinician (physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) and the managed markets (managed care, hospitals and government). Through its diversified, multi-media portfolio of marketing services, information databases, publications, medical education programs, events, websites and other digital and traditional media services, JHI is uniquely positioned to inform and educate a highly targeted network of approximately one million healthcare professionals across multiple specialties.

The Jobson Optical Group products reach the ECPs, retailers and laboratories playing major roles in the global optical market today. From industry news, product launches, fashion trends and clinical information to research, educational programs, custom publishing and e-marketing, Jobson is the leading, single source for today's worldwide ophthalmic community. Brands include 20/20, Vision Monday, Review of Optometry, Review of Optometric Business, Women in Optometry, ECP Business Services, Jobson Research, Jobson Interactive and Frames Data.
General Description
We are seeking a Senior Editor to join the Vision Monday and 20/20 team. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the optical industry, including knowledge and/or expertise in lenses and technology, and will be an experienced journalist and creative reporter. This role will support both Vision Monday, the Group’s leading news and optical business trend title that provides an integrated platform of print and digital publications and live event services, and 20/20, the Group’s industry-leading eyewear fashion publication that provides both print and digital integrated publications. This job entails reporting, researching, writing news stories, features, special projects and staff reports for daily e-newsletters, websites and print/digital editions and live events, as well as editing articles on a wide array of medical-optical and lens/technology topics. Articles may be news, features, and short- or long-form content, for monthly publications, integrated digital platforms, and other assigned projects. Comfort with devising innovative live and hybrid thought-leadership events is a plus. Five to 8 years of experience is preferable.
Job Responsibilities
  • Develop new content ideas
  • Daily and weekly journalistic reporting of news and key corporate developments and business expansion
  • Develop creative feature ideas translatable across digital, print, and live platforms
  • Oversee major integrated editorial programs including live events and forums
  • Write and copyedit articles, headlines, blurbs, decks, callouts and sideboards for layouts for Vision Monday print/digital publications, website, newsletters, magazines and special editorial supplements
  • Respond to reader inquiries and fact check as needed
  • Work with clients, sales and production/design to meet all deadlines as required for publication or postings
  • Represent publications at media events as needed
  • Represent publications at trade shows/conferences
  • Help strategize and develop content news features, live events and special reports
  • Develop productive, working relationships with senior executives/thought leaders among companies in the industry
  • Cultivation of knowledge, contacts, companies in technology, lens and lab arena
  • Other duties as assigned
  • BS/BA degree required
  • Minimum of 5-8 years in news writing/editing 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Strong command of English grammar and usage
  • Possess a meticulous eye for details and accuracy, and be internet savvy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word, PowerPoint), PhotoShop and skills on a variety of computer and mobile devices for use on social networking
  • Must have the ability to work independently, have a strong sense of responsibility, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of healthcare field and business matters a plus
  • Familiarity with CMS edit systems
  • Thorough knowledge of social/digital media platforms, reflecting successful program/content initiatives 
  • Familiarity and comfort level with the retail business, both brick and mortar plus digital; someone who can cover leading groups, spark trend coverage from outside the field
    • Travel to industry events required in the US and potentially internationally.

    WebMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, disability, veterans status, or any other basis protected by law.