Senior Editor

Date Posted: 14 days ago
Brighton BN1 4AA+4 locations

Job Description

Salary: £Competitive + Excellent benefits (bonus, pension, healthcare, life insurance etc.)

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Hours: Flexible working hours available to support our US teams if desired (e.g. 10:30am - 7pm)

About the role:

You will be responsible for maintaining the quality and brand editorial style on assigned work in a fast-paced agency environment with multiple competing deadlines. You will create, maintain and socialize brand stylebooks; editorially reviews and fact-checks; and liaise with team members to achieve project goals. Additionally, you will guide teammates on editorial matters, including training to brand style and advising on rhetorical decorum and credibility. You will ensures projects are free of copy-based and data-visualization errors. Is an advanced user of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and PageProof.

You’ll assist on editorial projects outside of assigned accounts as needed and will understand industry and agency culture and projects from commonplace threats to quality. You will exemplify excellence by adhering to best practices and standard operating procedures (SOPs), increasing personal expertise independently, and undergoing internal training. Finally, you will complete assignments by deadline; communicate with team members proactively, effectively, and collegially and record time accurately to adheres to company policies

Who are Fishawack Health?

Fishawack Health is the leading global commercialisation partner for the modern life sciences era. Powered by a globe-spanning pack of strategic, creative, and scientific experts, we are driven to connect patients and healthcare professionals with the knowledge they need to live better lives.

Our three core operating units—Commercial, Consulting, and Medical Communications—can be leveraged individually but are designed for dynamic collaboration, with expert teams intentionally and uniquely assembled for each project. By bringing together best-in-class capabilities from around the world, we empower our clients—global pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturers, and emerging biotech and healthcare companies—to navigate the most complex of ecosystems while embarking on a faster, more efficient path to developing, launching, and growing their brands and portfolios.

Our internationally recognised, award-winning teams collaborate across operations in the UK (Brighton, London, Manchester, Knutsford, Dublin and Oxford) and USA (Evansville, New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Scottsdale, St. Louis, and San Diego).

What you'll do

  • Create brand stylebook, socializes, ensures adherence of deliverables and solicits feedback from team
  • Updates on an ongoing basis per client and MLR feedback on projects with clear versioning
  • Checks files to ensure correctness, factuality, sense, credibility, decorum, compliance, and adherence to the brand stylebook
  • Work across a variety of different types of reviews (eg, cold reads, word-for-words, check changes, fact checks, QC reads) and understands when to employ various levels of editorial rigor
  • Adheres to best practices and standard operating procedures
  • Identifies efficiencies when editing and training colleagues
  • Advises brand team, copywriters, and other colleagues on editorial topics
  • Encourages colleagues to follow established SOPs, while remaining flexible to client and/or business needs
  • Onboards new team members to the Commercial Content Process and advocates adherence to it
  • Adheres to best practices and standard operating procedures
  • Identifies efficiencies when editing and training colleagues
  • Maintains a professional tone and helpful demeanor in internal—and if necessary, external—interactions
  • Provides clear, actionable feedback during editorial reviews

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in English
  • Proofreading or editing experience required; must be computer literate
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Proficiency in internet and other secondary research tools; AMA style, Dorland’s, and PubMed preferred
  • Familiarity with digital routing preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as part of a cross-functional team
  • Possesses an understanding of promotional regulations, audience, purpose, and client goals and objective
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with challenges proactively and positively; values suggestions and constructive feedback
  • Demonstrate a mastery of different types of reviews (eg, cold reads, word-for-words, check changes, fact checks, QC reads) and understands when to employ various levels of editorial rigor
  • Must have access to a dependable form of transportation as well as a valid driver’s license to attend offsite training meetings

What we offer

We offer a creative, supportive environment with a uniquely diverse career structure where you will be able to continuously develop and tailor your career towards your preferred route. Our STEPS training programme – Supporting Training, Enhancing Professional Development – provides a broad range of training delivered in-house and on-line, and supplements on-the-job training/project team-led training initiatives. We also offer a generous company pension, private medical insurance plus many other excellent employee benefits.

Reasonable adjustments

We'll consider any reasonable adjustments you'd like us to put in place in the interests of fairness and equal opportunities.

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