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Copy Editor - Medical News Today - Healthline

Red Ventures, Brighton, United Kingdom

Digital Consumer Choice Platform


The Copy Editor is an integral part of the editorial team. In this role, you’ll work closely with our writers, editors, and medical reviewers to ensure that all content is grammatically correct, concise, and easy to understand. You will copy edit original content targeting consumers and patients, develop questions for medical reviewers and writers, and incorporate reviewer comments in a fast-paced environment. You will also contribute input to help enhance and optimize information for consumer usability. 

This is a full-time position with the option to work remotely or within our Brighton-based office.

As a Copy Editor, you’ll be part of a record breaking team! We aim to create content that educates, inspires, and — most importantly — connects with people who want to improve their health and well-being. We work hard to create content that not only connects with our user but is also mindful of SEO. The result is content that consistently breaks traffic records!  

What You'll Do

  • Copy edit content according to MNT editorial standards:
    • Copy edit medical content articles to ensure grammatical accuracy as well as consistent style and tone
    • Copy edit News and Demand articles to create a connection with a consumer audience and according to MNT’s style guides
    • Copy edit text for social content and design
  • Prepare finalized documents for publication 
  • Contribute to the evolution of MNT style guides, focusing on voice and tone appropriate for a consumer audience. Provide input and suggestions to make the guide more usable
  • Help to address author and medical reviewer questions and needs
  • Adapt to changing editorial guidelines and maintain documentation
  • Contribute editorial input for continued product improvement

What We Are Looking For:

  • 5+ years’ relevant professional experience as a Copy Editor, preferably in consumer health, medicine, or a science-related field
  • Experience working with clinical writers and reviewers in an editorial capacity preferred
  • Firm understanding of AP and AMA style, as well as experience with American English
  • A hawk-like ability to catch errant punctuation and grammatical mistakes
  • A knack for making content flow
  • A love of language
  • An astute sense of appropriate style, voice, and tone
  • Exceptional analytical, research, writing, and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, cloud-based workflow programs, as well as content management systems, such as Wordpress
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven department
  • Creativity and a passion for editing, with sophisticated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude

Who We Are:

Medical News Today, a part of Healthline Media, is one of the top five health information sites in the U.S. (per ComScore), and we’re growing. Every month, more than 35 million people come to us for in-depth, clinical content and the latest news in medical research. Using peer reviewed studies and reputable sources, our immensely talented and curious editors and writers create more than 250 pieces of health content on a monthly basis.

Healthline.com is the fastest growing health information brand, the 2nd largest health site in the US (per comScore) and reaches over 200 million people a month globally. The business is high growth and solidly profitable, employing ~300 people in San Francisco, New York and the UK.  We are a purpose-driven organization with a vision to create a stronger, healthier world.  Healthline is a certified Great Place to Work and has been named to the Top 5 in Ad Age's Best Places to Work in 2019. Check out these links  to learn more about what it's like to work at Healthline Media.

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and many proprietary brands including Healthline, Bankrate, AllConnect.com and Reviews.com. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures has over 3000 employees in offices across the US, as well as London and Sao Paulo. 

Healthline Media is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended and applicable state and local law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination on the basis of these factors. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please advise your recruiter. 

Privacy

Healthline Media, Inc. (and our affiliated businesses) is committed to protecting your privacy. This notice seeks to explain our approach, in line with current data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.

Definitions:

  • Personal Data – Data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from those data, or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of Healthline Media, Inc.
  • Sensitive Data – Personal data consisting of information as to the racial or ethnic origin of the data subject, political opinions, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, the commission or alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings related to any offence.

Legitimate Interests

Healthline Media, Inc. processes your data when it is in our legitimate interests to do this and when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights.

 We use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To help secure appropriate candidates to fill vacant positions
  • To communicate with you for recruitment purposes
  • To consider your application for any role(s) you have applied for
  • To consider you for other roles within our business
  • To enhance your information with data obtained from third party providers
  • To begin the onboarding process for successful candidates

What data do we collect and retain?

Healthline Media, Inc. retains personal data about you to help in our recruitment process. By applying for a position we have advertised or in response to a direct enquiry from you we will retain information including your name, email address, telephone number and home address. Any information you offer which may constitute sensitive information is not retained without additional appropriate consents.

How we use your personal data

Information you supply when applying for a position or registering an interest to work for Healthline Media, Inc. (and our affiliated businesses) is only used for our recruitment process.

How long is Personal Data retained?

We will retain your data on our secure database for a period of not more than six years.

Where do you keep my personal data?

We will retain a copy of your CV in Greenhouse, and may print this document for use during any interview you are invited to attend. After the interview this copy will be securely disposed of.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your data is kept secure. In order to prevent unauthorised disclosure we have in place suitable electronic and access control mechanisms.

Deletion of Data on request

You may contact us at any time to request us to remove personal information about you. We will action any request within an appropriate timeframe, and confirm deletion by email.

How do I know what Information you have retained about me?

You may request access to the information we retain about you. This request should be made in writing and should include the approximate date you registered with us and must be signed by you. Having received a request we will seek to confirm your identity, and will respond to your request by email within 30 days of obtaining proof of identity. Following your request we will either delete or make appropriate changes to your data, as you so wish.

How do we send you information?

Following your request for information we will email you and attach a document in PDF format which will be written in clear, concise and intelligible English.

Transfer of Data

We will not transfer in part or whole any of your personal data to any other party, outside the of Healthline Media, Inc. (and our affiliated businesses). We only transfer data outside of the EEA when Privacy Shield and/or EU Model Clauses have been agreed with our data processors.

Contact details

All requests should be addressed to:

Data Protection Officer c/o Red Ventures

The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row

London SE1 2LH

How do we inform you of policy changes?

Any changes to this policy will be emailed to any individuals whose personal data we have retained on file.

About Red Ventures

Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Through deeply integrated brand partnerships and consumer-facing assets, Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare.

Want to learn more about Red Ventures? Visit Red Ventures's website.