Medical Editor

Job ID 2023-5886

Editorial Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra


Position at WebMD

WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, Jobson Healthcare Information, prIME Oncology, MediQuality, Frontline, QxMD, Vitals Consumer Services, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, OnHealth, Medscape Education, and other owned WebMD sites. WebMD®, Medscape®, CME Circle®, Medpulse®, eMedicine®, MedicineNet®,®, and RxList® are among the trademarks of WebMD Health Corp. or its subsidiaries.

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.

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Education: Any Graduate  

Experience: 3+ years

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years' related medical/scientific editing experience, preferably in a large medical education and/or medical communications company, and/or professional medical publisher
  • Proven medical editing skills, with high level of attention to detail and experience in a broad variety of medical therapeutic areas
  • In-depth knowledge of medical/scientific phrasing, nuances, and terminology, including statistical concepts
  • Demonstrated understanding of editorial processes and procedures
  • Proficient in AMA style and experience with in-house styles
  • Familiarity with PubMed and similar sites to locate scientific publications
  • Above average expertise using PowerPoint masters, applying animations, and formatting slides according to pre-specified template
  • Efficient capabilities for developing and editing Word documents and performing image searches
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to efficiently coordinate and work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly deadline-driven environment, while taking into consideration global stakeholders based across multiple time zones
  • Ability and desire to meet deadlines and deliver results with minimum supervision by creatively using existing resources in a productive and/or innovative way, to quickly deal with unforeseen issues, and suggesting plausible solutions to ensure that timelines are consistently met
  • Self-motivated, possessing a positive attitude and very high energy, with a willingness to accept varied assignments
  • Exceptional focus on accuracy, attention to detail, and consistency of work, without being officious
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent computer software skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint Online, Gmail)
  • Someone highly skilled in using all features of PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Someone with strong team-building and interpersonal skills, and a cultural awareness to build relationships with internationally recognized medical experts and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board-certified editor in the life science (BELS certification)

  • Experience editing independent medical education materials

  • Understanding of ACCME and/or EBAC and EACCME guidelines a plus

  • Experience editing non-native English writing

  • Experience with web-based document sharing sites (such as SharePoint Online)

  • Experience using web-based project management tools (such as WorkFront, ProofHQ, or MS Project)

  • Experience with ReadCube or other referencing software

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Initiate production documents to include project features by adding appropriate sections and removing unnecessary ones
  • 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 obtain permission from copyright holders to republish images
  • 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 and manage the staging review process
  • Ensuring consistency and correctness in spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and usage per AMA and Medscape house style; applying judicious substantive and clinical edits, as well as offering suggestions for improving clarity, format, and flow (all while upholding the author's voice)
  • Revising scientific language for usage, flow, and clarity, as well as ensuring facts, data, and scientific units have been used consistently
  • Formatting reference citations according to modified AMA style
  • Providing insight and guidance to other team members on editorial style, policies, and best practices
  • Maintaining friendly and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders by clearly articulating with an effective communication style
  • Conveying edits and queries using a respectful tone and concise format
  • Continuously identifying opportunities for process improvement
  • Completing other responsibilities, as assigned