Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

The Editorial Manager will review concepts, manuscripts, layouts/mechanicals, disk releases, and bluelines. Tasks include proofreading, word for word reads, initial edits, fact checks, correction checks/line slugs, cold reads, and double reads depending on what stage the job is at and according to the Agency Job Flow Process. In addition, the Editorial Manager serve as a team leader overseeing the work of individual editors.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Edit copy according to Agency and Client style and make certain all jobs contain all appropriate information required by Clients and the FDA (eg, copyright lines, logos and generic names, fair balance, job code numbers, please see lines, etc)
  • Edit all manuscripts for grammar, punctuation, spelling, AMA style, Client style etc.
  • Edit all layouts for agreement with latest manuscript or with approved copy from Client
  • Fact check all references cited in manuscripts layouts for accuracy of citation and for faithfulness to statements or data drawn from references using annotations/references supplied by the Copywriter
  • Order references when requested by Copy or Account Services and supply copies to appropriate individuals
  • Clear all significant recommended changes in wording with the Copywriter or Copy Supervisor for each job
  • Ensure each job is reviewed at each stage according to Agency Job Flow Procedures
  • Fact check projects per department guidelines
  • Keep Copywriters, Traffic, Art Directors, and Account Services team members informed of any significant editorial issues on any job
  • Assist team in keeping track of Client product style requirements by maintaining a style sheet that can be used by the rest of the Editorial Department
  • Attend assigned product status and start up meetings when requested (including meetings for the editors on his/her team)

Additional responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects and to delegate work appropriately
  • Project professional, positive attitude toward all Agency members
  • Remain calm in high pressure situations
  • In-depth knowledge of assigned product brands and brands of his/her editorial team
  • Uphold Agency quality standards in servicing the Client
  • Assist other members of department as needed when workload allows
  • Maintain accurate time sheets
  • Project professional, positive attitude toward Clients
  • Develop knowledge of Client s process/procedures for all submissions (including all accounts on assigned editorial team)

Management Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a team leader to oversee the work of individual copy editors, including training editors, evaluating their work, and monitoring quality control standards to ensure that all work meets the highest standards of accuracy
  • Provide constructive and direct on-going feedback to editors in group
  • Assist the Editorial Director with the performance reviews of the editors and senior editors on his/her department
  • Keep Editorial Director apprised of any workload challenges/concerns on assigned team accounts that may necessitate hiring freelancers
  • Function as a back up supervisor when assigned in Editorial Director s and/or Assistant Director s absence, which includes the following:
  • Supervise editors schedules to ensure editorial coverage at all times
  • Hire freelance editorial staff when necessary to meet deadlines
  • Meet with account services and copy personnel to discuss workflow and resolve issues
  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned by the Editorial Director


  • College degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of proofreading experience
  • Superior proofreading skills
  • An excellent grasp of grammar
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Proficient in MS Word

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