Associate Editor

Job ID 2018-1041

Editorial New York, New York


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.


Are you an expert at developing charts and graphics in PowerPoint? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a passion for editing? Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the medical education field? Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented Associate Editor to join our content development team. As an Associate Editor, 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 our slides communicate information to our virtual learners in an effective and highly visualized manner and meet industry standard for excellence. 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.


  • Develop and format PowerPoint decks that supplement video educational content
  • Generate tables and figures in PowerPoint for text educational content
  • Provide instruction to graphics editors to create complicated recreates 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
  • Initiating editorial templates to include project custom 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- and post-program summaries
  • Conduct Web research, as needed
  • Assist with training new hires on Content Development department functions
  • Fact-checking content for accuracy


  • 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 obtains 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 technology guru who can easily pick up new software to use Medscape and WebMD applications and content development tools
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed
  • Living within commuting distance to New York City preferred


  • Minimum of 2 years’ related work experience in editorial department of large medical education and/or medical communications company, and/or professional medical publisher
  • Bachelor Degree in English, journalism and/or biological sciences
  • 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 (e.g., PubMed, Google Scholar,
  • 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, Read Cube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
  • Experience with continuing medical education materials a plus
  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator preferred