Medical Copy Editor

Itasca, Illinois
Dec 05, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Develop, copyedit, and revise scholarly content for the Department of Education to include assignments with online courses, assessments, and live courses using AMA and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) style guidelines.

Some duties include:  Fact check and verify electronic reference citations, proofread, and coordinate editors’ comments to ready content for peer-review and publication; attend virtual and in person peer-review and content development sessions and perform onsite, real-time copyediting based on committee consensus. Query and follow up with authors, editors, and staff regarding clarity, references, and permission requests;

research table and figure citations and provide requisite documentation to secure permissions; quality control freelance copyediting and provide timely feedback to ensure adherence to AMA and AAP style guidelines; and communicate with editors, subject experts, and faculty regarding style adherence concerns.

Qualifications needed:  Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required; 2-3 years’ related experience as a medical copyeditor required, including implementation of AMA Manual of Style; proficiency with MS Office and Google Docs required; knowledge of AMA Manual of Style, publication development, and medical terminology required; and some evening, weekend work, and travel may be required.


To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit our website via the link provided.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. ​



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