Copy Editor (New Hyde Park)


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1979 Marcus AveNew Hyde Park, NY 11042


About

Help edit advice-oriented health and medical pieces on topics related to Addiction, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Medical Marijuana, Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Editors should be able to review in-depth articles and guide readers on understanding diagnosis, treatment options and more.

We are looking for editors to review one to two 800 to 1,100-word pieces a week. Topics are directed towards various audiences including patients and healthcare professionals.


Requirements:

  • Ability to edit materials to ensure conformity with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules, and adherence to AP and other style guidelines
  • Edit articles of varying complexity (mostly basic, targeting health consumers) and collaborate with writers to ensure accuracy and fact-checking as needed.
  • Help improve clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency
  • Samples/Portfolio of prior editing/writing (health writing a plus)
  • Expertise and knowledge of medical conditions
  • Experience editing for a consumer publication a plus
  • Ability to turn in work well within deadlines and set deadlines for others

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s OR 3 years of experience with healthcare communications editing
  • Experience communicating technical information to non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or clinical sciences
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, communications or media
  • Advanced Degree in life sciences field
  • Experience as a medical editor/writer
  • Experience as an editor/writer in the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of evidence-based medicine research techniques and programs
  • Experience generating/editing publications, from blogs to both non-peer-reviewed and peer-reviewed scientific articles

Location

Depending on the volunteering opportunity, some or all of the volunteering may be done remotely with communication via email and phone rather than in-person.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 - 2 articles per week.

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