Medical Developmental Editor

Competitive salary based on experience
Jun 06, 2018
Metro Area
Freelance, Full Time

Learning is a critical, life-long endeavor for everyone, but especially for medical students and doctors. Medical professionals must learn a massive amount of information in a few short years, and how well they demonstrate what they have learned has a major impact on their career options and choice of specialty—not to mention patient care. Their school years will eventually end, but their learning is life long as they strive to provide state-of-the-art care for their patients. 

ScholarRx ( is a mission-based organization of passionate medical educators, designers, and technologists dedicated to building a heathier world through accessible, sustainable medical education. ScholarRx offers a revolutionary, low-cost, multi-competency curriculum system featuring interconnectable “learning bricks.” Through USMLE-Rx and the First Aid text series, ScholarRx provides high-stakes exam preparation for over 150,000 students and physicians each year.


Evaluate learning modules for fulfillment of objectives, logical development, implementation of pedagogical elements (including art), and narrative tone and style.

Coach student authors and editors (via written feedback) on techniques for creating manuscripts that meet learning objectives and publication standards, identifying specific opportunities for improvement.

Edit manuscripts—rigorously, if needed—to ensure final product meets objectives and publication standards.

Collaborate with entire team of authors, editors, subject matter specialists, and others to resolve problems and iteratively refine content until it meets publication standards.

Track, document, and provide regular status updates on work through multiple phases of review/revision for on-time, on-spec delivery.

Prioritize tasks, with ability to pivot to meet changing needs in a dynamic environment. 

Contribute to the ongoing assessment and improvement of editorial procedures and standards.

Actively participate in regular editorial strategy and management meetings to develop effective, creative strategies for achieving goals of the publication. 


Deep knowledge of medical terminology and medical/health professions content editing; knowledge of medical student curriculum preferred. 

Superior ability to edit complex content for a medical student audience and in alignment with publisher’s guidelines and standards. 

Ability to coach student authors on techniques for improving their writing.

Team and performance oriented, with a commitment to excellence.

Comfortable interacting at many organizational levels with a smart, fast-paced team.

The curiosity to recognize and find solutions for workflow obstacles and/or inefficiencies. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Word; ability to develop new, relevant technology skills as needed (e.g., use collaborative work tools like Smartsheet, Dropbox, and Basecamp).  

Must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week, including a weekly team call during U.S. business hours; plus availability to participate in occasional evening and weekend virtual meetings.

Must have remote office setup (computer, internet and email access, reliable phone line) as we are a virtual company.

Educational Requirements 

Bachelor’s Degree or higher 

5+ years of experience in medical/health professions publishing, preferably for medical students

Experience with HMTL and online publishing a plus 


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