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Editorial Director, Clinical Decision Support

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: 01938, MA, US, 02114

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Health Option Grid™ decision aids are brief, easy-to-read tools to help patients and healthcare professionals compare options. Brief enough to use in the clinic visit, the decision aids provide evidence-based answers to questions that patients frequently ask. The decision aids help patients share what matters most to them, enhancing communication and shared decision making. Option Grid decision aids are interactive and customizable. They enable a tailored presentation of the healthcare options most relevant to the patient.



Editorial Director, Clinical Decision Support

The Editorial Director, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) will ensure a constant flow of high-quality, relevant clinical decision support content for EBSCO Health. He/she will establish a combined workflow for a shared decision-making (SDM) product and other clinical decision support content.


The ideal candidate will be a creative and detail-oriented problem solver who enjoys creating workflows but is flexible enough to handle changing deliverables and fast-paced schedules. He/she will also be an experienced editorial manager with a deep understanding of critical appraisal and delivering evidence-based medicine information to end users, who can coach and help team members build their own skills to succeed. This role will have direct reports and will work with various groups across the organization representing the editorial process.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and plan an editorial workflow for EBSCO Health’s SDM product.
  • Work closely with content leads to create a sustainable workflow to deliver content based on the mission of the Option Grid and HealthDecision products.
  • Manage a team of editorial content producers, including operational, functional, editorial and personnel management.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in Product Management, Technology, and UX/UI to establish effective and efficient processes and workflows between groups.
  • Act as a single source of current information concerning editorial issues for the SDM product.
  • Recruit, interview and hire new editorial team members, including managers.
  • Participate in exploration and planning of how the SDM product can leverage production efficiencies with established EBSCO products including clinician reference and patient education.
  • Expand the new workflows to incorporate new products that may be added by acquisition or internal innovation.


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Demonstrable experience developing and implementing editorial processes that scale
  • 7+ years of writing experience related to medical or scientific content
  • 4+ years of personnel and operational management of an editorial team in an environment of tight deadlines
  • 3+ years of experience editing content produced by others, including providing constructive feedback and training
  • 2+ years of experience demonstrating successfully overcoming challenging content development problems
  • 2+ years of project management experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the business vision, goals, and strategies
  • Track record for allocating writing resources to deliver a steady stream of high-quality content
  • Ability to exercise judgment to make decisions
  • Experience in a multi- or inter-disciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, such as initiative, strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills such that feedback is effectively and constructively given

EBSCO Health is part of EBSCO Information Services (EIS), a division of EBSCO Industries Inc. EIS provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. 


EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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