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Associate Director, Publications

Editas Medicine

Editas Medicine

Marketing & Communications
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

At Editas, we’re driven by a collective purpose, to bring transformative and life changing therapies to people living with serious diseases with the greatest unmet needs. This fuels our drive to excel in scientific innovation, allowing us to harness the power and potential of CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (Cas12a) gene editing.

We believe our people are at the core of everything we do, and we’re committed to cultivating a culture where every individual feels valued and included. To do this, we strive to integrate belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity into every aspect of our organization.

Together, we are leading the way towards a healthier and more equitable future.

Position Summary

The Scientific Communications function translates insights and scientific & clinical research into strategic medical communication objectives, key messages, and data dissemination activities. The Associate Director, Publications is responsible for leading the successful development and implementation of scientific, technical, and medical publications plans and activities in support of advancing the awareness and understanding of Editas Medicine’s science and focus on developing differentiated and transformative genomic medicines.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Associate Director, Publications you will be responsible for:

  • Leading cross-functional publication strategy team meetings and driving the development, maintenance, and implementation of scientific and medical publications plans aligned with medical communications plans and objectives for Editas’ innovative gene editing medicines
  • Driving the development and execution of scientific, technical, and medical publications derived from company-sponsored and/or collaborative research, including abstracts and presentations (oral and poster) for scientific and medical congresses and articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals
  • Leading the development and/or maintenance of relevant scientific communications strategic deliverables (i.e. scientific communication platform, lexicon, FAQ/backgrounder documents), and ensuring accuracy and scientific rigor of scientific communications content
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal partners/authors and external (key opinion leaders, principal investigators) authors
  • Management of external vendors and agencies supporting scientific and medical publications planning and execution, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, balanced, objective, and scientifically/clinically accurate publications activities
  • Ensuring compliant publication processes are followed, including delivery of internal trainings on relevant company policies and procedures and best practices for the planning and development of scientific, technical, and medical publications and presentations
  • Coordinating with cross-functional subject matter experts and key stakeholders to achieve publications objectives
  • Partnering with cross-functional colleagues to identify data and evidence gaps that will advise data dissemination planning and execution
  • Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of scientific and medical publications trends
  • Ensuring appropriate tracking and reporting on publications plan execution
  • Participation in budget forecasting and long-ranging planning for strategic growth within the department
  • Contributing to the continuing improvement of relevant company policies and procedures
  • Participation in budget forecasting and long-ranging planning for strategic growth within the department