Beacon Healthcare Communications

  • FREELANCE EDITOR

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bedminster
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2018 3:49 PM)
    ID
    2018-1093
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Creative Services
  • Overview

    Freelance Editor Needed from April 15th thru June 15th approximately.  9 to 6+ pm workday for a brand in LAUNCH mode

    Responsibilities

     

    Execution

    • Handles editorial functions to
      • meet or surpass Client expectations
      • maximize quality of Beacon submitted and produced work
      • minimize errors, associated impact on Client perception of agency, and associated financial impact of making corrections (reprinting jobs, etc.)
    • Handles editing, proofreading, and fact-checking of Beacon communication materials in the following areas:
      • Audiences including professional, managed markets, consumer/patient, etc.
      • All media including print, Web, broadcast, etc.
    • Handles the following tasks in all rounds (but to the greatest extent possible in the first round) of review of new manuscript or layout material:
      • Locating and correcting errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
      • Checking copy for adherence to AMA, Beacon, and client style requirements
      • Checking copy for clarity and accuracy
      • Ensuring consistency among related documents
      • Fact checking and validating references
      • Ensuring that Branding standards are followed for specific Brands
    • Handles the following on an ongoing basis
      • Checking rounds for typographical errors and inconsistencies in the use of graphic elements
      • Helps to maintain/update a formatted reference file forl Client
    • Establish due dates that allow development of work that balances Beacon creative standards, external/internal budgets, and special circumstances (ie, when Client request significant work in very short time frames)
    • Handles Editorial tasks and functions in a timely manner to allow Copy, Art, Account Services, Production, and other departments appropriate time for review and for performance of their functions

    Initiative/Problem Solving

    • Anticipates needs and issues (resources, interpersonal, staff performance, process, reference books, software, etc.) to capitalize on opportunities, avoid/minimize problems, and deliver high-quality creative work in timely, cost-effective fashion
    • Works collaboratively with Copy, Art, Account Services, and other Department heads to find genuine, mutually agreeable solutions to issues
    • Knows when to manage problems independently (while keeping supervisor informed) and when to consult with/directly involve supervisor

     

    Internal/Interpersonal Communications

    • Upholds Beacon Agency Values when communicating/collaborating with coworkers at every level and when guiding freelance on communication/collaboration
    • Meets with supervisor regularly to discuss opportunities and issues relating to Beacon editorial process, work flow, staff, etc., as it relates to assigned accounts (and, when appropriate, Beacon in general)
    • Participates in (as appropriate) internal meetings, including
      • status meetings
      • project start-up meetings
      • agency/Editorial administration

    Financial

    • Enters time accurately, thoroughly, and in a timely manner

    Qualifications

    MUST HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE WORKING AT A HEALTHCARE ADVERTISING AGENCY

    MUST KNOW AMA GUIDELINES

     

    • Strong editorial skills:
      • Thorough knowledge of editing, proofreading, and fact-checking techniques and a solid grasp of a wide range of conventions
      • Significant experience in dealing with various Client styles and submission systems
    • Ability to understand/interpret medical and scientific literature
    • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and listening)
    • Strong collaborative skills
    • Strong proactive vs. reactive orientation; solution-driven vs. problem-presenter
    • Microsoft Office and Outlook

     

     

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