Associate Director, Publications Job at Editas Medicine, Cambridge, MA

  • Editas Medicine
  • Cambridge, MA

Job Description


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


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in life sciences or pharmaceutical sciences (MS, PharmD, PhD)
  • 4+ years of scientific communications-related experience, with preferred experience in medical writing or publications management in a pharmaceutical setting or medical writing agency
  • Knowledge of Good Publication Practice (GPP), ICMJE, and other external guidelines related to medical publications and transparency standards
  • Experience in managing competing priorities and projects, as well as expectations
  • Strategic thinking, demonstrated commitment to innovation
  • Excellent communication and scientific writing skills
  • Ability to interpret and effectively present complex scientific and medical data
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and project management skills
  • Ability to take initiative and solve complex and challenging problems
  • Ability to travel, as necessary (10-20%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the hematology therapeutic area and/or gene therapy


Benefits Summary:

Editas provides a comprehensive array of benefits to all employees, including a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Medical Plan, a company-funded Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Dependent Care Account, Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Assistance Plan, Wellness Programs, and a flexible Paid Time Off policy.

If you are a results-focused and collaborative professional with a passion for advancing transformative therapies, we invite you to apply. Join us at the forefront of genetic innovation and be a key contributor to Editas Medicine's mission of redefining healthcare through cutting-edge genetic technologies.

Fostering Belonging. Fueling Innovation. Transforming Lives.

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours,

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