Associate Director, Editorial

  • 1675 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Walk the halls of SSW and you'll find a rather spirited and passionate group of people. It's a stimulating assembly of professionals—writers, managers, strategists, art directors, planners, analysts and developers.  

We believe the only way to move people to live healthier, happier lives is to create ideas that move them emotionally. Never powered by reason alone, people – whether they’re consumers, caregivers, doctors or payers – are motivated to take action by emotion. Only when people feel something will they be willing to do something.  

For decades, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness has provided consumer and professional marketing, strategic consulting and medical education to pharmaceutical and wellness brands. Today, we're dedicated to continuing that legacy by raising the bar and crafting award- winning work online, on-air, in print and in-office. Going beyond addressing simply the absence of illness, our vision is to inspire a healthier, happier world. Together, we strive to help brands thrive in today’s culture of wellbeing by leveraging the power of Wellness IntelligenceSM. 

Job Description

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is looking for an Associate Director, Editorial to join our Editorial team in New York.

The Associate Editorial Director is responsible for overseeing workflow, direct reports, and maintain the integrity of the editorial work produced by SSW. The Department vets copy that can pass the rigorous scrutiny of our clients’ medical-legal-regulatory committees, as well as the FDA, and is reviewed for accuracy in terms of medical and science accuracy as well as spelling, grammar, and adherence to brand style guides. Editorial works with other capabilities to ensure the highest level of quality control in the promotional materials produced.

Required Competencies:

Must demonstrate a proven track record of:

  • Outstanding leadership and relationship building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines, prioritize, and delegate work across the department 
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
  • Highly organized and effective approach to ensuring tasks are completed
  • Collaborative management style

In general, Associate Editorial Directors should be proactive, organized, and professional.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and find solutions to improve operating and business results within editorial
  • Evaluate and train staff, manage and solve staff issues, manage workflow and foster a positive team atmosphere
  • Oversee that staff adheres to reading for clarity, grammar, and spelling; proofreading; fact checking claims; and conforming text to FDA regulations, American Medical Association style, and client style
  • Motivate the editorial staff to excel, answer general editorial, as well as account-specific, concerns, and help editorial staff with time management and prioritizing workload
  • Associate Editorial Director will provide and conduct performance reviews of those editors who report to them



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, healthcare, communication, or science
  • 4+ years of experience in copy editing
  • Facility with pharmaceutical marketing formats
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical marketing
  • Must be capable of working both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to self-manage and manage others
  • 2 or more years of managerial experience with direct reports
  • Must know how to use Microsoft Word software. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and
  • Microsoft PowerPoint desirable

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