Editorial Assistant

Job Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 4:49 PM)
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WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD) is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education.  Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.


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



Do you have a passion for editing or writing and are looking for an opportunity to break into the editorial field?  Medscape Education is seeking a passionate, adaptable, and team-oriented Editorial Assistant to support our medical writing and content development departments. As an Editorial Assistant you will develop and/or coordinate the flow of the various supporting editorial materials used to create our content across multiple teams and medical topics internationally. By joining Medscape Education, the leading provider of online medical education for clinicians (medscape.org), you will create/edit templates, manage our libraries and databases, and interact with vendors to obtain/purchase new assets. If you are looking for a career in editing or medical writing, 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.

What You’ll Do:

·        Coordinate acquisition, cataloging, and/or distribution of our reference materials, images, copyrighted materials, research study reports and publications via various cloud-based databases

·        Manage the purchase and payment for new assets as required

·        Manage our editorial databases, including training staff on use of the systems and processes for obtaining new materials

·        Serve as point of contact for external freelancers to obtain materials necessary to perform their duties

·        Maintain project plans and coordinate the flow of new publications (e.g., medical conference/congress abstracts, journal articles) through the internal development and approval process to facilitate submission by deadline; track acceptance/denial status and report to teams

·        Work with medical writers to light writing/editing/formatting of collateral documents; light PowerPoint formatting as required

·        Other duties as assigned

Who You Are

·        Someone who’s self-motivated, with a positive attitude, and extremely organized content guru who loves varied assignments and the opportunity to write, edit, and wordsmith

·        Spent at least 1 year working as a project coordinator or as an editorial assistant

·        Interested in growing into a role as a medical writer or copyeditor

·        Someone who obtains satisfaction in the accuracy and consistency of your work

·        A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department

·        Comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities

·        Enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier

·        Live within commuting distance to our New York City office


  • Good computer skills, including MS Product Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) required; web-based document sharing sites (Box, Read Cube, and SharePoint) a plus
  • Experience with web-based project management tools (such as Workfront, MS Project) a plus
  • Bachelor's degree preferred (with at least 1 year experience working as a project manager/coordinator or editorial assistant)
  • Work experience (2-3 years in project management/coordination or editorial assistant) will be considered in lieu of academic experience
  • Excellent verbal communication, writing, and grammar skills
  • High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationships