Global Publications Writing Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Mar 26, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
In our mission to serve patients, speed is absolutely critical. We're rapidly expanding our hiring initiatives and are excited to unite with the most passionate and brilliant scientific minds who want to join our team - working toward our mission of advancing high potential programs for cancer patients around the world.

TO aid in that mission, Amgen is searching for a Global Publications Writing Manager to join our Bone, Inflammation, and Nephrology Therapeutic Area team in Thousand Oaks, CA, reporting to a Director of Global Publications. The applicant will collaborate with internal and external authors and key publication team partners to develop publications that are aligned with the publication objectives of the Global Product Publication Plan.

The Writing Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Generate content in collaboration with authors for abstracts, posters, orals, and manuscripts that appropriately communicates the scientific significance and value to the target audience, consistent with business processes and compliance requirements
  • Understand and use product strategy, communication objectives, and lexicon appropriately to ensure alignment with publication content
  • Maintain relationships with authors (internal and external) on assigned publications
  • Understand the publication landscape (journals, congresses, readership, etc.) and advise Publication Team accordingly
  • Partner with Publication Planner on strategic placement and prioritization of publications
  • Drive project timelines and handle multiple projects at a time; may support one or more products
  • Ensure quality, alignment with objectives, and timely completion of outsourced publications while staying on track with allocated budgets
  • Work with Publication Coordinators to ensure that publication records in Data Vision are current and accurate
  • Support regional counterparts by serving as a global point of contact for specific deliverables/projects; may oversee vendors working with regional contacts/authors in developing content

Additional activities may include:
  • Provide on-site support at key scientific congresses and meetings
  • Understand the evolving publications landscape through engagement with and participation in professional societies
  • Travel occasionally (up to 10%)

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of publication development industry experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of publication development industry experience

Associate's degree and 10 years of publication development industry experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of publication development industry experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD, MD, PharmD with at least 1 year of publication development industry experience in the biopharmaceutical sector
  • Experience preparing clinical manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as abstracts and posters or oral presentations for scientific congresses
  • Experience working in a matrix team setting
  • Experience collaborating with clinical investigator authors on publication development
  • Extraordinary analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply project management skills to advance numerous projects at a time and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly
  • Ability to lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings
  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (eg, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Knowledgeable about ICMJE and GPP3 guidelines

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.