Editor 2 - Pacific Communications

Irvine, California
Mar 18, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Position Overview   • Edit, fact-check, and proofread copy • Collaborate with all team members to ensure editorial work is on tone and accurately referenced • Prioritize and manage workload, meetings, and various tasks to ensure all deliverables are met • Thoroughly know assigned brand(s) (ensuring adherence to client/brand guidelines) • Demonstrate fluency in FDA Guidelines, AMA style, and an understanding of annotation requirements in pharma sectors • Pay attention to narrative consistency, voice, and accuracy of content • Create/maintain brand style guide(s) as needed • Partner with Copy to support, defend, and modify work as needed • Understand and execute varying editorial styles per brand needs • Clearly articulate the rationale behind editorial decisions    PROJECT MANAGEMENT   • Prioritize and manage time effectively, meeting multiple project deadlines with excellence • Proactively provide solutions to overcome obstacles    COMMUNICATION SKILLS   • Build confident and trusted relationships with Editorial Director, Creative, Account, and Traffic/Project Management • Openly communicate to facilitate workflow and provide/get feedback • Clearly articulate editorial process guidelines and needs therein • Be responsive to internal and client communications and feedback as needed   LEADERSHIP   • Demonstrate a drive to ensure adherence to client/brand guidelines • Contribute ideas/feedback for improving process and minimizing error • Offer guidance and training to junior team members and freelancers to ensure integrity of editorial process • Proactively offer and provide help to others to ensure all work moves through the department efficiently    

Qualifications - External

Requirements   Bachelor’s degree, at least 3 years medical editing experience in a pharma/med ed environment (agency experience preferred).   Skills   Knowledge of/comfortable with AMA Manual of Style 10th edition, FDA Guidelines, digital routing and editing, Proof HQ, Adobe Acrobat, Word.
Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.