ICON Clinical Research Senior Medical Editor in San Francisco (MediMedia), California

Senior Medical Editor:

The Senior Medical Editor is a valuable member of a team comprised of top-notch talent, collaborating to produce innovative content in a variety of media that brings the client's managed markets strategy to life. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented editorial professional with exceptional skills to proofread, edit, fact-check, and manage multiple projects in a fast paced, highly demanding environment.

Who Are We?

MediMedia Managed Markets (MMMM) is a rapidly growing, full-service marketing agency recognized for its long history and innovative approach to establishing market access solutions for biopharmaceutical and device products. We’re seeking strategic and creative thinkers who are interested in accepting a new challenge. At MMMM, you’ll be encouraged to develop professionally by extending your range of skills and knowledge. We offer you an atmosphere where you can take pride in your work, reach your personal goals and share in our collective success.

ICON plc is a fast-growing global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, known for its innovative approach. Presently located in over 40 countries with over 80 offices worldwide, ICON has over 11,000 employees globally and is among the top 5 Clinical Research Organizations.

Through the recent acquisition of MediMedia Managed Markets and CHC Group, ICON has strengthened its expertise in scientific communications and market access. ICON’s core commercialization and outcomes capabilities coupled with the strategic consultancy services of MMMM and CHC Group, have created the industry’s most integrated product development, clinical communication, and market access solutions. This means more growth and career opportunities for our current and future employees!

What’s in It for You?

We provide our Medical Editors with a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, vacation, and an annual incentive plan to reward performance.

We have a friendly environment where you can be fully engaged, motivated, and rewarded. We allow you to shine because it enables us to achieve our goals. Our employees are our best asset and we encourage upward mobility by enabling them to realize their potential within a performance culture that is demanding and exciting.


  • Provide proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking support across a multitude of branded and unbranded materials, including promotional materials, clinical overviews, disease state reviews, and topics addressing the managed markets landscape

  • Provide direction/supervision to other editors (including freelance resources) to manage the editorial process and ensure accuracy and adherence to agreed-upon specifications

  • In addition to excellence in spelling, grammar/punctuation/usage, check for sense and consistency in text and formatting; fact-check and edit annotations for text, graphs, charts, and other visual elements per sources

  • Obtain permissions from publishers and/or authors as needed

  • Complete account-related agency training as needed to assist in electronic submission and referencing

  • Manage submission processes for client’s medical/legal/regulatory review

  • Create, maintain and distribute client-specific style guides; ensure all pieces conform to AMA and client style

  • Bring promotional copy into compliance with FDA regulations, client and other criteria, as needed

  • Maintain a high level of productivity with minimal supervision

  • Develop dialog and maintain productive working relationships with project managers, copywriters, designers, and account team on content and scheduling issues regarding workflow to achieve project goals; advocate for best editorial practices

  • Work closely with writers to resolve content/referencing issues

  • Serve as a resource for editorial questions

  • Attend project, editorial, and status meetings

To Succeed You Will Need:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a medical editor

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical agency or pharmaceutical company

  • Ability to interpret scientific data and a working knowledge of medical terminology

  • Familiarity with Medical/Legal/Regulatory review committees at pharmaceutical companies

  • Well-versed in the American Medical Association Manual of Style

  • Natural inclination toward being a stickler for accuracy and perfection with relentless attention to detail

  • Proficient use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Professional

What’s Next?

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

MediMedia Managed Markets, LLC, an ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.