Wolters Kluwer Medical Editor in Glendale, California

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of content for healthcare professionals, serving physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, academics, payers, and the life sciences with solutions for research and development, the point-of-learning, the point-of-dispensing, and the point-of-care. Wolters Kluwer Health has three market-centered business units to serve the needs of its diverse customer base: Health Learning, Research & Practice, and Clinical Solutions.

Learner's Digest (LDI), based in Glendale, California, partners with medical societies and institutions to record and publish the content from their national and international medical meetings, turning this content into continuing medical education for health care professionals, primarily those in clinical practice. Some of our partners include the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and American Academy of Neurology, American Psychiatric Association and many more.

The Medical Editor will develop and produce continuing medical education activities for physicians and allied healthcare professionals. The major creative thrust of the job involves evaluating and editing lectures recorded at medical meetings across the country, and/or working with society and journal partners to produce audio companions to their products. This position reports to the Managing Editor.


Identify Learning Needs of Customers

  • Adhere to guidelines set forth by accrediting bodies that recognize our programs for CME/CE credit and contact hours.

  • Read and review pertinent scientific literature to remain current on topics in given medical specialty.

  • Consult specialty boards' websites to keep current with areas of clinical importance in given specialty.

  • Review customer comments and communicate regularly with customers to identify problems in their practices that can be the basis for future educational activities.

Program Development

  • Select lectures for publication based on clinical and learning needs of audience.

  • Identify and review meetings to record for content capture.

  • Work with education partners to capture interviews and features.

  • Verify that each speaker's permission-to-publish and financial disclosure documents are on file; obtain this information from speakers when necessary.

  • Complete a conflict-of-interest form for each speaker who discloses a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Audio Production

  • Edit selected lectures to maintain the essence of the speaker's remarks. Editing process focuses on enhancing quality, lecture fidelity, content, timing, and pacing, while eliminating pauses, slide references, inappropriate jokes, repetitious remarks, information that is not clinically relevant, and (when necessary and possible) information that represents a conflict of interest.

  • Work with audio engineering department to maintain high-quality fidelity of recorded lectures.

Print Production

  • Generate copy for programs as needed/appropriate.

  • Proofread all printed materials, correcting and modifying as necessary.

  • Consult with Copy Editor, Chief Copy Editor, and Managing Editor on matters of content and style.

Other Duties:

  • Contribute to development of new products and initiatives as needed

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

Education: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with emphasis on biologic sciences, chemistry, medicine, English, and/or journalism preferred, or equivalent experience. Advanced degree desired.

5 years of professional level work experience including:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, scientific and international characters, and proofreading skills

  • Working knowledge of Mac computer environment and Microsoft Office

  • Previous experience working within multiple publication deadlines

  • Previous experience communicating with stakeholders and partners at many levels

  • A cover letter is required when applying for this position

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Technical writing experience in the areas of medicine and/or life sciences preferred

  • Working knowledge of digital audio editing

  • Experience with social media preferred

  • Customer-service oriented

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and schedule forms

Travel Requirements: 0 -- 5%

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This position also requires no hearing restrictions.


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (4985) 4771.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.


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