IQVIA Medical and Patient Communications: Senior Editor

Various locations
May 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

IQVIA Medical and Patient Communications: Senior Editor

When it comes to creative positions, our Medical and Patient Communications team – a full service Medical Communications agency - can offer some very unique and exciting opportunities – opportunities such as Senior Editor for instance. In this high-impact role, you’ll support our clients from Phase II onwards, providing communication programmes that connect with and engage healthcare professionals, payers, and patients. All while harnessing your strategic thinking, creativity, and attention to detail in the pursuit of connecting IQVIA’s healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics.

What you’ll do

  • Edit and proofread copy for a range of educational and promotional items – including printed materials, slide presentations, and digital media projects – to agreed style/specification, checking content, clarity, accuracy, consistency, syntax, and grammar.
  • Manage the progression of assigned projects from signed-off copy to print stage, keeping team informed of project status, and attending status/priority meetings as required.
  • Liaise with creative designers to develop appropriate design options for all materials.
  • Mark up approved copy/draw up page plans for typesetting. Set up editorial/production job bags, ensuring all relevant information is included, and liaise with typesetters/studio designers to ensure that medical information is clearly conveyed in text, tables, and figures.
  • Check all proof stages from initial layouts to printers' proofs, liaising with typesetters/studio designers at each stage, incorporating client/author corrections as required, and liaising with relevant internal/external stakeholders to ensure full input and approval of copy.
  • Assist in estimating editorial hours for budgets as required. Assist in the development and implementation of production schedules and deliver assigned projects and tasks in accordance with budgeted hours and agreed deadlines.
  • Develop effective working relationships with suppliers, including web developers and translation agencies, as required.
  • Assist in maintaining overall quality control (QC) in Editorial Department, helping to ensure that all print items are QC checked, and monitor published items to ensure they are of the highest quality for agreed specification and budget.
  • Assist in training, supervising, and reviewing the work of junior team-members, as required.
  • Assist in monitoring departmental procedures/processes to ensure team operates at maximum efficiency.

What you’ll need

To find success in this role, you’ll need an excellent understanding of biopharmaceutical lifecycle strategy as it relates to medical communications. Alongside this, we’ll be looking for proven editorial experience across a wide range of accounts, platforms, and mediums, strong leadership abilities with a focus on the management of teams, and excellent attention to detail with an eye on deadlines. A solid track record of achievement academically and in the field is also important, as well as a collaborative approach to delivering results.

About us

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions, and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at