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Editorial Specialist

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PAREXEL International Corporation

Hackensack, NJ

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Job Title

Editorial Specialist

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Medical Communications

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USA - New Jersey - Hackensack

Why Work at PAREXEL

There are pivotal moments in every career:

Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That’s PAREXEL. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

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Job Description

PAREXEL Editorial Services provides Quality Control support to top pharmaceutical company clients across all phases of the product life cycle. We support the delivery of author-driven publication materials reporting the latest discoveries, via journal articles and congress presentations as well as meeting and medical symposia materials targeted to medical and pharmaceutical professionals.

As a PAREXEL Editorial Specialist you will oversee Quality Control processes across a variety of project types, from copyediting and styling to coordinating layout and production. You will manage client editorial preferences and liaise with an internal team of scientific writers, account managers, and creative specialists to ensure the highest quality outputs in a fast-paced, interactive, global setting.

This role could be based in our

Hackensack, NJ Office or Decentralized.

Key Accountabilities

With minimal supervision, you will work with delivery teams to schedule and perform agreed editorial and QC tasks on assigned projects, ensuring that work is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards in accordance with editorial processes and industry guidelines.

You will join a team of experienced medical editors, working closely with our internal creative team providing graphic and print support. You will be assigned to account teams aligned by client and therapy area where you will work closely with dedicated delivery teams comprising medical writers as well as account managers and program coordinators.


Specialized Knowledge

Broad Copyediting and Proofreading experience within a technical or medical/scientific setting preferred

Knowledge/Awareness of print and production processes and how they apply to collateral produced

Good understanding of business context within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, or other regulated healthcare industries

Minimum Work Experience

2-5 years relevant experience in a copyediting/proofreading role preferably within the pharmaceutical industry and ideally gained working with a communication agency; highly refined copyediting, and proofreading skills

Relevant experience in the design, layout, and production of both printed materials and electronic media


A degree (eg, BA in English or Journalism), or the equivalent work experience

Key Skills

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

A flexible approach with respect to work assignments and new learning - Ability to manage multiple parallel and varied tasks with positivity and prioritize workload with attention to detail

Time management and prioritization skills

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to continuously improve way of working; unprompted problem anticipation and resolution

Highly computer literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Office (Word [Advanced], PowerPoint [Advanced], Excel [Intermediate], and Outlook [or equivalent]) for e-mail communication, tasks, calendar, contacts

Language Skills

Proficient use of English language in written and verbal format.

EEO Disclaimer

PAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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With every clinical trial you work on at PAREXEL, you'll be exposed to the future of medicine—contributing to significant life-saving advances and new treatments that are changing lives. So if you are inspired to make a difference in the world, we can help you make it possible.

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