Medical Copy Editor

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/26/2023 10:46 AM)
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# of Openings
Position Function Evergreen
Editing & Fact-Checking


Omnicom Health Group is the largest healthcare marketing and communications network in the world—partnering with clients to achieve meaningful change through better, more innovative communications. With more than 5,000 dedicated healthcare communications specialists from every corner of science, medicine, marketing, and communications, we recognize that it takes the best of talent to deliver the best of health.


When you join Omnicom Health Group, you have access to opportunities across the most networked network.  What does this mean for you?  Your journey may start with one Omnicom Health Group company then pivot to another, followed by a move to another where you take your career in a whole new direction building your skills and experience each step on your journey.  We’re eager for you to carve a path that works for you – and we’ll help you make it happen.


Title: Medical Copy Editor

Location: New York, NY

Department/Discipline: Copy


Overview:  The Medical Copy Editor will serve as a lead editor for at least one brand and backup editor on other brands. Medical Copy Editors will be well versed in the science of their brands and that of the competitors, the client’s style, and AMA style. Medical Copy Editors are expected to model the four core values of substance, style, conviction, and grace. With an eye for detail, Medical Copy Editors will work with their team to ensure that the highest quality of work is being produced.



  • Lead copy editor on at least one brand, and backup on other brands
  • Copyedit, fact-check, and proofread a variety of promotional and educational materials for physicians, other healthcare professionals, and patients from manuscript through print or digital production
  • Work closely with Account Services, Copywriters, Art Directors, and other team members to ensure that print and digital materials are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal
  • Help Copywriters and Account team with research and article retrieval
  • Create and maintain brand style guides

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience copyediting in a pharmaceutical advertising agency, in-house agency, or medical publishing company preferred. Will consider candidates with copyediting experience in other fields
  • Working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition required
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat to copyedit is a plus

The things that make this opportunity special include: 


  • We develop our people. We have a strong track record of training people with little or no pharma experience who go on to have long and successful careers.  
  • We work together. Yes, we work hard to meet challenging deadlines. But our department shares work as a team and supports each other so nobody is left on their own. 
  • We care about patientsOur mission is to provide patients with the information they need in a way they can understand. If you’re passionate about giving patients a voice, we’re the place to make that happen. 
  • We’re part of the brand teamAt some agencies, Editorial is a support service that picks up work on a taxi-rank basis. At Omnicom Health Group, you have the chance to develop your voice as a valuable member of your brand team. 
  • We get technologyWe’re dedicated to finding the best ways to communicate, and we’ve pioneered industry firsts in web design, social media, and other emerging technologies. 

The range below represents the low and high end of the base salary someone in this role may earn as an employee of an Omnicom Health Group company in the United States. Salaries will vary based on various factors including but not limited to professional and academic experience, training, associated responsibilities, and other business and organizational needs. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees. Salary decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each hire.

  • $50,500 - $65,500

Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you.


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