One of New York’s most prestigious medical centers is re-launching their medical school’s website – amongst other exciting things – and they are in need of a skilled copy editor to join their all-important content team in a lead position. Do you have a sharp eye for typos and grammatical errors? Do you live and breathe style guides? Do you believe copy editing goes beyond just looking for typos? Play well with others? If you answered “yes” to all (and can spot the errors in this post), we need your services immediately.
As Copy Chief, you’re going to be a linchpin in this entire initiative. As the writer team creates new content, it’s all going to flow through you. You’ll serve as the chief owner and updater of the digital editorial style guide, overseeing additions and revisions. You’ll also adapt editorial style guide content for other teams across the medical center and provide guidance on style questions that arise during the editorial process.
You’ll also hands on copyediting digital content. You’ll use your editorial gifts to make sure everything is consistent, clean, and ready for prime time. In addition to your usual copy editing duties, you’ll need to make sure the content is informative and accessible to an audience of medical professionals and information seekers alike from around the web. This means making sure that complicated medical terms are translated into simple language that a general audience can understand.
There’s an internal style guide, but if you’re familiar with the big ones like Chicago and AP, there won’t be any surprises there.
Hired Gun Profile
You’re a diligent copy editor with strong experience working with medical, health, or scientific content, with bonus points if you’ve got experience in academia. You’ve got a gift for proofreading, as well as tightening copy when needed. You know how to ensure consistency and adherence to a style guide. You always keep your audience in mind, and you make sure the content you’re working on serves their interests. If it’s too complicated, you simplify. If it’s too heavy, you lighten.
You’re also a master of managing multiple projects and tight deadlines. You can work quickly without missing even the tinest of typos, just like the one in this sentence.
Last but not least, you’ve definitely got experience with digital content.
The title may be confusing for some. This is a gig for a copy editor with some experience and aptitude for managing people. It is not a copywriting gig and writing experience doesn’t get you any additional points if you don’t have “Copy Editor” somewhere on your resume.
This gig is an ongoing “permalance” project, where you’ll be expected to be onsite as the resident copyediting authority. You’ll deliver leadership with a knack for consistency and quality, and the ability to manage an ambitious workflow. It would be perfect for a gigging copy editor who wants to dedicate their talents to one large exciting project.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.