Medical Editor

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BGB is a medical communications agency with headquarters in New York City. Our mission is to design and implement educational programs that support the marketing objectives of our pharmaceutical clients. BGB specializes in providing scientific medical communications implemented with a balance of traditional, innovative, and interactive delivery mechanisms.

Products and Offerings

Professional Pharmaceutical Advertising

  • Promotional strategy and campaign/messaging development
  • HCP-directed assets, including visual aids, websites, videos, and apps creation

 Medical Education Strategy

  • Marketing and communication planning
  • Promotional strategy and messaging development

Medical Education Programming 

  • Advisory boards and steering committees
  • Opinion leader identification and management
  • Scientific/educational curriculum development
  • Speaker training and speaker bureau management
  • Promotional Education (Med Ed) Programming
    • Live events (content for lunch ’n learns and dinner programs)
    • Interactive programs (Web- and Flash-based programs)
    • Print media (reprint carriers, sales aids, clinical tools, etc)

Role and Responsibilities

The Medical Editor is responsible for the editorial integrity of all pieces developed and produced by our medical communications agency. This position ensures all pieces are grammatically and factually flawless and that they comply with AMA style, client style, and FDA rules and regulations. The Medical Editor contributes the fullest extent of his or her knowledge and understanding toward maintaining the highest levels of quality control. This position reports to the Editorial Supervisor or Group Editorial Supervisor and Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Edits initial round of jobs for all assigned accounts for content as well as for AMA style, client style, FDA rules and regulations, grammar, spelling, consistency within the piece and among related pieces within a campaign
  • Fact-checks initial round of jobs and subsequent rounds as necessary (has the ability to understand scientific and medical data to ensure that copy accurately represents the source from which it was taken)
  • Ensures the quality of format and visual quality of layout
  • Performs all editorial reviews (ie, initial full-edit through release), including copyedits, W4Ws, fact-checks, and check changes at designated times in the job life cycle
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive style guides for all assigned accounts
  • Attends status and kickoff meetings for all assigned accounts; participates in the development of timelines when appropriate
  • Establishes solid working relationships with all internal brand team and department members
  • Provides backup to other members of the Editorial department, including the Editorial Supervisor, Group Editorial Supervisor, and Director
  • Accurately tracks time spent on each job and enters in time-tracking system on a daily basis
  • Keeps the Editorial Supervisor or Group Editorial Supervisor abreast of workload/workflow and status of assigned accounts as needed
  • Follows through with freelance on his/her work to ensure editorial quality. This may include tracking of individual job deadlines, and review of jobs on which he or she is Editor of Record
  • Assists as a training resource for freelance or newer employees
  • Manages all aspects of assigned accounts without need for daily supervision
  • Promotes collaborative approach among team members by taking the initiative in establishing and maintaining the flow of communications

 Professional Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (eg, English or Life Sciences) is required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in medical education preferred, or relevant experience in pharmaceutical advertising, medical publishing, or medical communication
  • Familiarity with AMA style and knowledgeable of FDA rules and regulations
  • Proficient in basic grammar and spelling rules
  • Knowledge of all proofing and editing symbols
  • Ability to ensure scientific accuracy by fact-checking all relevant copy
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to assume a mentoring role within the Editorial department
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (ie, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

BGB offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package along with an exciting and creative working environment where employees feel challenged and their contribution is recognized. 

 We are located in the Soho neighborhood in New York City. Opportunities for career and personal development are excellent.


About BGB Group

About us BGB Group is a marketing communications organization that supports the promotional and educational objectives of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients. Its two agencies subsidiaries, BGB New York and BIONYC, offer capabilities that span medical and marketing consulting, promotional advertising, medical education and digital execution.

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