Job Description

Job Title: Editor
Job ID: 622962
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day
Department: Marketing Communications
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219



Are you a highly detailed professional with previous editing experience?  If so, an opportunity as an Editor with UPMC Health Plan may be the perfect fit for you!  The Editor supports critical functions of the Marketing & Communications department, specifically as they relate to the document publication process, both print and online documents. Primary functions include supporting the Managing Editor, editing and/or proofreading a variety of documents under tight deadlines, managing workflow, and providing feedback to co-workers and others. The Editor shall receive direction from the Managing Editor.

  • Attend project planning meetings as appropriate, upon request of Creative Director or Managing Editor, to gain knowledge on the concept, content, messages, and scope of communications projects in order to facilitate the editorial process.
  • Coach and educate writers and designers as needed on writing style and health literacy and branding, reducing time needed to catch and correct variations during the editing process.
  • For all print materials, review for compliance with Health Plan health literacy policy, professional and reader-friendly integration of copy with design and graphic elements; appropriateness of fonts; shading, charts, illustrations, and photos; accuracy of charts and statistics; and readability of font size and style. Ensure that graphic elements and placement of copy enhance the message and do not interfere with readability.
  • Help to oversee the quality of every piece that goes to print, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for reprinting due to errors in copy or graphics
  • Monitor and, as needed, improve the quality of written communications before they go to the business owner for approval, prior to layout.
  • Provide reports as requested by Director of Marketing and/or Managing Editor.
  • Review all pieces with regard to overall quality and corporate image; consistent use of Health Plan editorial standards and logos; professional presentation and style of copy; clear and concise prose; accuracy of statistics; accuracy and consistency of Health Plan messages to various stakeholders; appropriate tone for the audience and the message; adherence to Health Plan health literacy guidelines; and meticulous attention to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Review and sign off on printer proofs.
  • Support and collaborate with the department's production managers to ensure that communications projects follow the established work process flow and that they are produced on time and within budget from an editorial standpoint.
  • Write new material as needed during the course of editing, in order to update, correct for accuracy, clarify, or bring material into health literacy compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, health sciences or a related field and a minimum of three years experience in scientific/medical editing or writing, newspaper or magazine editing or writing, technical writing, or a related field required.
  • Individual should be experienced with InCopy and InDesign, and proficient in full suite of Microsoft Office products. 
  • Individual is expected to perform independent of direct, daily supervision. 
  • Communication/meeting with Managing Editor will occur daily. 
  • Performance is formally reviewed in writing annually. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including excellent grasp of grammar, punctuation, syntax, and tone.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 
  • Exceptional word processing and database management skills.
  • Recent editing experience is strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.94 to $37.97

Union Position: No

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