Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

Associate Editor

Key skills: Editing, Manuscript Management, Author Coordination
Experience: 3-5 years of experience in an editorial role
Reporting to: Manager, Publications Operations
Details: Combination of office and home-based work; or, fully remote outside of the DC area
Start Date: August 2022

The Role

Help support the professionals who bring lifesaving medications and medical devices to market! RAPS (the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society) is seeking an Associate Editor to support its books and peer-reviewed content products.
We are looking for an Associate Editor to join our team and help prepare and publish compelling educational and informational content authored by regulatory subject matter experts.

In this role, you will:

  • Prepare manuscripts for review by external peer reviewers
  • Coordinate manuscripts during the peer-review process and maintain version control
  • Second-read manuscripts, figures, and tables to ensure accuracy and clarity
  • Check references for accuracy and style
  • Prepare finalized manuscripts for layout including editing and marking up tables and figures
  • Assist as needed with page production
  • Initiate and coordinate correspondence with volunteer authors
  • Coordinate efforts and correspondence for Editorial Advisory Committee

About you

We are looking for a team member who has an inquisitive mindset, seeks editorial excellence and has the desire for professional growth. You are a multitasker but pay keen attention to detail and like to work on a variety of projects – large and small – at the same time. You have impeccable written and oral communication skills. This position will suit someone who wants to better understand the healthcare system and the medicinal products that treat patients and improve health.

Key Requirements are:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in an editorial role (copyeditor, editor, assistant editor)
  • Experience working with a proscribed editorial style such as AMA, APA, Chicago or similar
  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills; experience with InCopy/InDesign is a plus
  • Publishing experience with an association, society or non-profit organization a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic

About RAPS

RAPS is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, not-for-profit, non-lobbying organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide.

As an employer, RAPS encourages dedication to quality and member service. We support innovation and creativity, respect and high ethical standards. We value learning and professional development and strive to maintain a safe and enjoyable work atmosphere that promotes collegiality.
RAPS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws. RAPS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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