Content Editing Associate – Editorial Assistant

Content Editing Associate – Editorial Assistant



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Location:Remote U.S.


We are searching for a Content Editing Associate to join our editorial team. The position requires an individual with very strong organization, communication, and time management skills, as well as someone with close attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills. Prior medical experience and medical knowledge are not required. You will be reporting to the Content Editor.


Your main tasks are as follows:

  • Working closely with one or two physician deputy editors (DEs) to guide progress in an assigned medical specialty.
  • Maintaining frequent contact and developing relationships with external specialty authors, editors, and peer reviewers.
  • Carefully documenting content developments and workflows in the proper databases.
  • Ferrying content through the editorial process, including:
    • Styling and formatting original manuscripts
    • Reviewing and tracking graphics, and coordinating with Graphics and Permissions teams
    • Sending content to a variety of external contributors for review; setting deadlines and following up to ensure timely responses.
    • Incorporating contributor revisions for specialty DEs to review.
    • Proofreading, checking links and references, and finalizing topics and graphics for publication; ensuring content is error-free and consistent with UpToDate’s style guidelines.
  • Addressing all editorial tasks promptly. .
  • Carefully tracking progress toward annual goals and providing accurate monthly reports to indicate completed and in-process work.
  • Preparing for and leading specialty meetings with DEs to review the status of the specialty’s pending items and discuss next steps.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • Excellent proofreading, communication, time management, and organization skills.
  • Editorial experience is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

About UpToDate:

For over 30 years, UpToDate has been a global resource for medical professionals and patients, providing trusted answers to clinical questions based on the latest evidence and best practice. UpToDate is committed to helping health care professionals make appropriate care decisions and drive better outcomes for patients. Our editorial staff ensures our content is always current, accurate, inclusive, and organized to help users access information quickly.