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Production Editor – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Job Title: Production Editor
Department: Certifications Operations
Reports To: Director of Certification Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary: As a member of the ABPMR Team, the Production Editor edits copy for ABPMR certification exams and assessments, facilitates subject matter expert review, and shepherds content through the production process. They furthermore maintain and improve the quality, efficiency, consistency, and security of the ABPMR examinations and assessments. The Production Editor manages production timelines and processes and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Edit items, rationales, and exam drafts
  • Facilitate subject matter expert review of content
  • Manage timelines and identify process improvements
  • Maintain the item bank
  • Communicate with IT and outside vendors on technology needs
  • Assist with item writer training and meeting facilitation
  • Perform related duties as assigned, within your scope of practice

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Adaptability – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts in verbal and written formats. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Dependability – Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.

Quality – Applies feedback to improve performance. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Achieves established goals. Completes work in timely manner. Meets productivity standards. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a writing-related field
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Medical Item Writing experience (Highly Preferred)

Language Ability:
Read, analyze and interpret business, professional, technical or governmental documents. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the public.

Mathematical Ability:
Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Compute rate, ratio and percent, and draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Adobe programs
Certificates and Licenses:
None required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Travel: Occasional travel is required.

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 frequently required to talk or hear and sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Completed applications with a current resume need to be submitted via email to hr@abpmr.org.