Senior Medical Editor and Project Manager Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Senior Medical Editor and Project Manager Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine


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Job Title

Senior Medical Editor and Project Manager Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine




Remote Location


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Job Summary

Executes all aspects of the development, management, and production of medical/scientific materials. Skills Include writing, editing, proofreading, and project management, which may involve managing timelines and budgets. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills and encourages and supports collaboration of all team members to optimize the educational impact of all activities. Ensures that all activities are in compliance with Cleveland Clinic policies and regulatory agencies and reflect current best practices for health literacy communication. Obtains approval of key stakeholders for all content and completes project outcomes assessments as required.

Job Details


  • Includes editing, generating galley proofs, correspondence with stakeholders (physicians and other health care professionals), coordinating revisions and approvals, final proofing, reviewing material for compliance with copyright regulations, including securing needed permissions.
  • In collaboration with department leadership, may develop budgets and project proposals.
  • Coordinates, maintains, and monitors editorial schedules and deadlines.
  • Adheres to department editorial style guidelines and ensures that materials are high quality, accurate, and consistent in style.
  • Researches topics and may complete reference and data verification as required.
  • May select, create or coordinate the development of accompanying graphic elements such as illustrations, tables, charts, and videos with authors, medical illustrators, and web designers.
  • Ensures copyright compliance of all educational content.
  • Provides overall editorial support for other department projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Edits timely review articles and other content that has a continuing-education orientation for Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicines physician audience. Ensures content is of high quality, accurate, and consistent with house style. Verifies manuscript references, data, compliance with copyright, author financial disclosures, and continuing medical education requirements. Assists in the selection and development of related graphics and manages correspondence with authors and other editors for final editorial and layout approvals.

Proofreads article layouts in the final stages of editorial production.

Participates in the acquisition of physician-authored submissions. Uses online manuscript submission and peer-review system (Editorial Manager) to secure quality peer reviews. Communicates the results of peer review with authors and resolves conflicts.

Effectively manages multiple projects and tasks to meet deadlines. Provides overall project management and editorial support for department projects as needed. In collaboration with department leadership, may develop budgets and project proposals.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in medical editing in print and digital publishing environments, familiarity with medical terminology, and a working knowledge of the AMA Manual of Style. Proficiency with MS Office and Teams and Adobe and Creative Suite programs (especially InDesign) is desired.

The ability to work independently to meet deadlines while coordinating and maintaining communication with the team in a primarily remote environment is required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated medical and/or scientific editing and writing ability. Ability to understand and distill medical research; proficiency in online medical resource use.


  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Strong interpersonal skills in communicating with others, in particular health care professionals, via telephone, email, and in person.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of applicable experience in medical publishing
  • Experience in the development of medical, scientific, and educational materials.
  • Strong editing and writing skills are a must.
  • An additional 5 years of related experience may offset the degree requirement.
  • Ability to manage freelancers (editors and writers), designers, and production people.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to travel throughout the hospital to attend meetings.
  • Requires ability to operate computer and other office equipment.
  • Requires ability to create and edit documents.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

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Cleveland Clinic Health System administers an influenza prevention program. You will be required to comply with this program, which will include obtaining an influenza vaccination on an annual basis or obtaining an approved exemption.

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