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  • Job ID: 267232736
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Health Plan
  • Department: Marketing Communications
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour


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!

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Editor to support critical functions of the Marketing Communications Department.  This is a Monday through Friday daylight position with the opportunity to work remotely.

The Editor is responsible for helping to support the functions of the Marketing & Communications department, specifically as those functions relate to the document publication process, both print and online documents. Primary functions include supporting the Managing Editor, editing a variety of documents, proofreading a variety of documents, 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.
  • Provide reports as requested by Director of Marketing and/or Managing Editor.
  • Monitor and, as needed, improve the quality of written communications before they go to the business owner for approval, prior to layout.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Review and sign off on printer proofs.


  • 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.
  • Prior editing experience in an educational institution or insurance organization preferred.
  • 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.

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