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Medical Copyeditor

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

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.





The Medical Copyeditor applies editorial and technical skills to review and edit health and medical content submitted by internal and external writers to ensure that it meets the requirements and quality expectations for EBSCO Health products. Exercises independent judgment to evaluate proprietary content and determine its suitability for publication and commercial success.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Apply copy editing protocols to improve content quality before online publishing
  • Research and independently complete content enhancement projects
  • Monitor product libraries to correct stylistic and functional content problems across products on a regular basis
  • Identify and promote more efficient methods and workflows for specific editorial efforts
  • Communicate with product teams and managers as needed to resolve open issues
  • Attend training sessions covering editorial policies and procedures, and mentor others
  • Write and modify documentation on editorial policies and procedure
  • Take ownership of additional department initiatives as assigned by supervisor


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Education or related field
  • 2+ years of editorial experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • 2+ years of professional work experience requiring:
    • Excellent language skills (especially grammar, editing, and written communication)
    • Strong analytical abilities and close attention to detail
    • Knowledge of editorial style and processes, database management, and project management
    • Knowledge of editing concepts, such as tracking changes
    • Project-focused to complete tasks under moderate supervision and report on completed assignments
    • Excellent time management and prioritization skills 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:              

  • Experience editing in a medical-related environment
  • Familiarity with AMA style guide
  • Experience with XML or content management systems




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.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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