Lead Copy Editor

Job ID 2022-4431

Editorial Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra


Position at WebMD

WebMD's Health Services business enables employers and health plans to provide their employees and plan members with access to personalized health and benefit information, decision support technology that helps them make informed benefit, provider and treatment choices and provides telephonic health coaching services.

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.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a talented, experienced Lead Copy Editor in our Medical & Editorial team. The position requires candidates to be comfortable working across a broad range of therapeutic/medical areas.

Qualifications: -

  • Graduate degree in Biological/Medical Sciences
  • Candidates with ELS certification preferred

Experience: 6 + years

Primary Responsibilities: -

  • Copy-editing news articles published with focus on healthcare physicians
  • Experience in editing for US English and AMA style of medical writing editing.
  • Responsible for all copy editing-related aspects of each assigned project as per the style guide to annotating per source references and performing QA checks.
  • Copy must be accurate, clean, well-organized, and adhere to technical specifications of the project.
  • Project and Workload Management: Must be able to handle multiple projects concurrently, maintain highest quality, and meet copy deadlines. Must be able to interact effectively with internal teams (i.e., editorial, and writing) to ensure quality and smooth progression of projects.

Primary Skills and Critical Competencies: -

  • Minimum of 4+ years copy-editing experience for pharmaceutical/medical writing industries, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

  • Experience in copy-editing for the electronic environment preferred.

  • Ability to analyze complex medical data and interpret for a physician audience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to lead and guide a team
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly distil complex information into essential elements relevant to clinicians at the point of care
  • Excellent medical literature retrieval and evaluation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced setting
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint