Senior Assistant Editor, Merck Manuals - Upper Gwynedd, PA

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Pennsylvania, United States
  • Posted: October 06, 2016
  • Reference ID: SCI004404
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

  1. Edit and write Merck Manuals manuscripts to ensure completeness, accuracy, currency, style consistency, and clinical relevance.
  2. Research clinical content for manuscripts.
  3. Work with lay editors and external contributors to finalize manuscripts.
  4. Manage individual Merck Manuals projects as directed by management
  5. Help identify, develop, and review digital content for the Manuals, such as videos, images, quizzes, cases, and other enhanced content.
  6. Work with the Manuals' social media managers to develop and review social media campaigns and content, as needed.
  7. Assist in the development and training of lay editors if needed.
  8. Participate in appropriate professional Merck & Co., Inc. activities.
  9. Participate in promotional activities for The Manuals.
  10. Remain clinically astute and well informed.

  • MD or DO degree


  • At least five years of clinical experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and editing medical text, and experience in teaching medical subjects.


  • Demonstrated project management and leadership/management skills.
  • Familiarity with digital publication and social media.
  • Experience in writing test questions for medical professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to write on medical subjects for a lay audience.

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