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Editorial Director, Promotional Services

MedThink Communications ( is a growing promotional healthcare communications agency adjacent to Research Triangle Park, NC. Cary and Raleigh-Durham offer city amenities for culture and dining, while being just 2 hours from the beach and 4 hours from the mountains for those who love the outdoors. As part of the Raleigh-Durham area, our community ranked #7 of 100 for the Best Places to Live in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 survey.

We seek a qualified individual to fill the position of Editorial Director, Promotional Services. The Editorial Director, Promotional Services, oversees all editing functions for MedThink Communications. The director is responsible for medical editing, promotional editorial process development, department management, and staff development. The director ensures that promotional materials are developed with a high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, consistency, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliance.  Remote could be considered depending on candidate qualifications.

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Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum), preferably in English, communications, journalism, or health sciences field


  • ≥5 years of medical editing experience, including experience with editing promotional healthcare materials and fact-checking medical/scientific documents
  • Managerial experience leading an editorial department is preferred
  • Promotional healthcare communications agency experience is preferred
  • Qualified candidates with less experience may be considered for an Associate Editorial Director position

Position Responsibilities:

Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to:

Copyedit materials to ensure consistency and conformance with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules and adherence to American Medical Association (AMA), client, and house style guidelines and FDA regulations
Substantively edit copy documents and collaborate with colleagues to ensure that the materials are factually accurate
Proofread layout materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to established standards
Edit promotional and digital materials, including websites, e-mails, ads, iPad apps, and interactive materials
Provide guidance and direction to promotional editors
Mentor editors to ensure a high quality of jobs regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency; ensure quality standards and timelines are met; review jobs and provide feedback to other editors
Assess editorial personnel resourcing to meet and anticipate agency needs; train new editors as needed
Collaborate with other departments to ensure an overall high level of quality and client satisfaction with the work
Identify copyrighted material that requires permission for reproduction
Review and provide feedback on job estimates and timelines
Attend kickoff, status, and other job-related meetings

Talent & Knack

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong medical editing skills, including substantive editing, fact-checking, researching, and referencing skills, and knowledge of AMA style
  • Thorough understanding of grammar rules and comprehension of medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific terminology
  • Strong skills in time management, prioritizing, organizing, researching, and problem-solving, with attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Familiarity with FDA regulations regarding promotional pharmaceutical advertising
  • Ability to comprehend and edit scientific content when needed
  • Experience working with digital deliverables
  • Proficiency with standard software: Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat
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