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Editor, Publishing


$59,000 - $70,000 / year
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $59,000 - $70,000 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Location: Rockville, MD (Hybrid or Remote)

Key Skills: Substantive editing, copyediting, editorial project management

Experience: 5-7 years editorial experience

Reports to: Director of Publications

  • Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked to provide a writing sample.

The Role

RAPS is seeking an Editor to work on our News & Content team collaboratively in support of the creation, editing, production, and publication of high-quality regulatory content in RAPS Books and Regulatory Focus articles. This role will work closely with senior editors on the team to deliver editorial projects on time.

What you will do with us:

  • Project manage discrete book and product projects as assigned
  • Substantively edit manuscripts, figures, and tables for factual accuracy, form, grammar/punctuation, adherence to proscribed style, and general readability
  • Develop understanding of regulatory topics and issues to support the creation of high-quality book and article content
  • Work with volunteer authors, reviewers, and Editorial Advisory Committee members to:
    • Compare editorial changes against author changes and assist in resolving differences regarding structure, form, and grammar
    • Advise authors on schedule, revisions, and related matters
  • Prepare manuscripts for external peer review
  • Coordinate manuscripts during peer review process and maintain version control
  • Second-read manuscripts, figures, and tables to ensure accuracy and clarity
  • Check references for accuracy and style
  • Prepare finalized manuscripts for layout including editing and marking up tables and figures
  • Assist as needed with page production
  • Manage correspondence with volunteer authors
  • Coordinate efforts and correspondence for Editorial Advisory Committee

What you will bring to succeed:

  • 5 – 7 years of experience in an editorial role:
    • Adhering to proscribed editing style such as AMA, APA, Chicago, etc.
    • Displaying strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Multitasking to meet deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Understanding print and electronic publication production processes
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred):
    • English, journalism, communications, or related discipline, or commensurate experience`

What RAPS offers:

  • Flexible hybrid work environment
  • Highly competitive, market-based salaries
  • Annual merit-based salary adjustments
  • Incentive pay/bonuses
  • Reimbursement for job-related education + training
  • Fully paid LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • Generous PTO accruement
  • 10 annual paid holidays with extended holiday break
  • Medical, dental, vision, & life insurance
  • Short/long term disability
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

About RAPS

RAPS is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, not-for-profit, non-lobbying organization. Our organization offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credentials to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.