Sr Editor (R1076858) in Kirkland, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 8/3/2019

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Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Ensure the production of high-quality, strategic medical communication programs and materials for pharmaceutical clients. Manage the editorial progression of jobs from approved copy to print stage, ensuring that optimum communication is achieved through effective use of words and design. Act as editorial lead on account team/teams, providing in-depth knowledge and expertise on strategically focused or complex accounts.

     Essential Functions
•    Carry out editorial/project management work as required, producing the full range of communication materials in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience and publication medium.
•    Lead designated project team(s), ensuring the high quality and timely delivery of communication programmes and materials for assigned projects.
•    Line-manage as required and coach, mentor and train junior team-members.
•    Provide editorial advice/consultancy in areas of expertise, and provide direction, support and troubleshooting for project team(s) to ensure successful project delivery.
•    Assist in maintaining overall quality control (QC) in Editorial Department, ensuring that all items are QC checked, and monitor published items to ensure they are of the highest quality for agreed specification and budget. Assist in maintaining consistency of both editorial content and page layout/design across multi-item projects.
•    Liaise with project account teams on project planning/forecasting/scheduling, in order to effectively manage prioritization and division of workloads, and provide forecasts on freelance/recruitment needs. Attend and proactively contribute to project status/priorities meetings.
•    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. Monitor progress of projects and communicate any variances to timelines/budgeted specifications to account managers.
•    Monitor procedures and processes to ensure project team(s) operate at maximum efficiency.
•    Contribute to account/new business development, attending brainstorm meetings and assisting in the development of proposals.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typically requires 3 - 5 years of prior relevant experience.
Requires advanced knowledge of job area, and broad knowledge of a other related job areas, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
Education Level    Education Details    Req    Pref     
Other    A science (or relevant) degree    X         
Additional Work Experience
Experience Details    Req    Pref     
5 years’ editorial experience in a medical communications agency     X         Or
Equivalent combination of education, training and experience    X         
Skills and Abilities
Skill/Ability    Description    Proficiency     
    Strong computer skills, including MS office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Internet and reference management programs.        
    Familiarity with publication planning databases an advantage.        
    Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).        
    Demonstrable editorial experience across a wide range of accounts, including publication planning programmes, symposium and exhibition materials, new business proposals and promotional materials, for a range of audiences.        
    Extensive knowledge of the medical communications industry.        
    Ability to monitor team outputs, ensuring all edited materials meet client marketing objectives.        
    Excellent attention to detail.        
    Excellent copy-editing and proofing skills, to a standard appropriate for QC sign-off.        
    Proficiency in layout-checking/copy-fitting, to a standard appropriate for QC sign-off.        
    Full understanding of current print/production procedures and timelines.        
    Ability to review the work of colleagues and provide constructive feedback.        
    Strong coaching and mentoring skills, and ability to delegate effectively.        
    Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.        
    Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively.        
    Ability to work to tight timelines, and to organize/motivate colleagues to meet team deadlines.        
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, clients and suppliers.        
    Commercial focus/financial awareness, and ability to provide accurate hours estimates.        
Standard ADA Settings
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Standard ADA Selection     Office Environment
Physical Demands
Physical Demand    N/A    Rarely    Occasionally    Frequently    Constantly
Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects.                   X     
Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment.                   X     
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job at any time

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1076858