• Marketing Communications Technical Editor

    Grifols Shared Services North America, IncEmeryville, CA 94662

    Job #830575453

  • For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

    Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols' three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

    A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

    The Marketing Communications Editor, supports Diagnostics Global Marketing by managing and coordinating GRP process (which is responsible for ensuring that Grifols promotional and educational materials products/distributed by Grifols are compliant with stringent country, state, and company regulations and policies); providing expertise with editorial material reviews and assisting with the creation of marketing copy. Demonstrates initiative by implementing consistent standards of GRP review, spelling and grammatical accuracy of content, validation of references and trademarks, adherence to company branding and design standards, and resolution of editorial issues. Maintains, documentations and archives GRP review decisions in the promotional review system. Assists in the development of creative copy that is consistent and effective for marketing materials, messaging, words, and audio that accompany promotional visuals. Additional activities may include production management of promotional materials, operational support activities, and other duties as assigned.

    Primary responsibilities for role:

    • Reviews materials submitted for GRP review. Reviews require compliance with product/company brand guidelines, messaging requirements, and editorial standards as well as accuracy of spelling and grammar, verified reference quotations, content clarity and organization.

    • Facilitates GRP reviews, accurately documenting revisions required by members. Secures agreement of GRP members. Drives compliance with SOP to streamline work processes

    • Receives submissions from initiators, reviews for completeness, distributes to appropriate GRP reviewers and ensures that reviews are completed/returned in a timely manner

    • Resolves any editorial content issues remaining after GRP reviews. Communicates GRP decisions to initiators. Serves as point-of-contact for questions

    • Reviews post-GRP submissions of revised materials. Ensures content reflects all GRP-required revisions as well as overall intent of GRP

    • Creates, maintains, updates, and distributes all documentation related to editorial processes

    • Assists in writing/editing marketing copy and content as part of marketing communications team on a wide range of projects.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Command of copyediting skills including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntactic rules of the English language. Knowledge of medical/pharmaceutical/scientific terminology/data

    • Excellent planning and organization skills; attention to detail to ensure high-quality, error-free work

    • Excellent interpersonal and meeting skills; ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with diverse environment and to effectively interface with all levels of the organization

    • Ability to summarize and present data/information succinctly and briefly in an engaging, relevant and differentiating manner

    • Ability to work well under pressure, adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and adhere to deadlines

    • Ability to identify resources (personal contacts, library, Internet, other references) for resolution of content discrepancies

    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely information and ideas; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented

    • Work independently and collaboratively within project teams

    • A high degree of initiative and flexibility combined with the ability to leverage internal processes and external resources to drive projects to conclusion with minimal supervision

    • Ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in a variety of locations

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in marketing, promotions or related work

    • Experience in editing documentation for a highly technical audience including work with promotional materials

    • Experience with federal regulations governing pharmaceutical advertising and the American Medical Association (AMA) rules of style

    • Experience in advertising copywriting and working with product brand guidelines is a plus

    • Proficient in the use of Adobe Acrobat Professional and Microsoft Office

    • Experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical environment is a plus

    • English (fluency in Spanish is a plus


    Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Business, or related field required


    Minimum five years experience in a combination of US and international marketing roles in the blood bank and/or diagnostics markets.


    Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate's degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master's degree with 2 years of experience.

    EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


    Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]

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    Req ID: 74993

    Type: Regular Full-Time

    Job Category: Manufacturing

    Updated 02/19/2019

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