Assistant Editor, Department of Neurology

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/13/2018 9:50 AM)
Requisition ID
Professional - Other

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitative Medicine Services is seeking an Assistant Editor.  In this newly created role, the Assistant Editor will edit and coordinate academic and research related documents for the department/service in addition to serving as the sole point of contact to handle all departmental appointments, credentialing and promotions; including affiliated institution appointments/promotions (e.g. WCMC) and associated responsibilities. 


You will:

  • Copy edits manuscripts, abstracts, letters, permissions, memos, statistical reports, patient questionnaires, CME materials, proposals, patient education materials, grant applications, foundation/donor reports, department/service newsletters, and other related documents for the department/service for submission to journals, publishers, grant sponsors, committees, meetings, book publication, marketing, other institutions, and groups; under the direction of the Administrative Manager, Business Manager, the Service Chief and/or the Administrator in order to support the operation of the Neurology and Rehabilitative Medicine Services.
  • Maintain, update and contribute to the development of document management systems for tracking editorial projects/manuscripts to produce reports (re: priority, productivity, status) for use by the department and external editorial/publishing groups.
  • Work directly with the Administrative Manager and interface with the Department Chair and/or Vice Chair to address and manage various aspects of appointments and promotions/credentialing operations.

You are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information.
  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
  • Effective at building formal and informal networks inside and outside the organization to further departmental and institutional goals.
  • Effective at gaining the support and commitment of others by engaging them around your perspective and priorities.
  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.
  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious.
  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles.
  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Liberal Arts, Humanities or Science required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2-4 years' experience in an editing environment such as publishing, newspaper or medical academic office required with strong writing/editing skills.
  • Experience in mechanical editing, copyediting, stylistic editing and proofreading required. Experience in substantive, developmental and plain-language editing desirable.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology; technical publishing; grammar, syntax and usage; new media, print and web-based writing processes.
  • Excellent preparation, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines and organize electronic and print data/materials.
  • Proficiency in EndNote, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


Please submit a cover letter along with your resume as part of your application.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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