Sr Copy Editor

Main Location
Sunnyvale, CA, United States

At Intuitive, we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints. Our mission is our guiding force; our culture is the DNA that makes us unique.

As a pioneer in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) and developer of the da Vinci surgical system and Ion endoluminal system, we continue to advance what’s possible in minimally invasive care. While our robotic-assisted surgical systems have now been used in more than 8.5 million procedures by physicians in 67 countries, we’re entering a new, exciting phase of growth globally.

We believe a great idea can come from anywhere—inclusion and mutual respect are vital to our culture. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse experiences and perspectives to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and strive to achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients.


As Intuitive grows, we’re adding a Senior Copy Editor to our Brand and Creative team. Our multi-disciplinary team oversees brand strategy, design, multimedia production, content, social media, digital marketing, and project management.

The Senior Copy Editor is a new position designed to help us drive the consistency and quality of our content—including presentations, corporate/product/clinical campaign materials, email marketing, video scripts, and digital and traditional collateral. You have a passion for language, are a stickler for grammar and punctuation, and skilled at applying editorial and brand guidelines to content development and review. You must be naturally detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple tasks, including, but not limited to, working with writers and project managers at various stages of content development, fact checking technical and clinical information, making final adjustments to content before and after compliance review, and serving as our subject matter expert on editorial style questions.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working in an editing capacity within a content or editorial team, and a collaborative approach to partnering within a highly matrixed organization. You'll be part of a seven-person content team working with us to build a content center of excellce at Intuitive.

Job Description:

  • Review content to ensure alignment with brand voice and tone, adherence to Intuitive editorial guidelines, and correct spelling and grammar.
  • Fact check initial and subsequent rounds of copy as necessary (understand scientific and medical data to ensure copy accurately represents the source from which it was taken).
  • Master Intuitive’s requirements for copy approval in regulated medical device environment, including use of claims matrices, disclosure/disclaimer requirements, and trademark guidance.
  • Work with copywriters, web writers, clinical writers, contract team members, and others to move content efficiently through the production process.
  • Master the Intuitive Brand and Editorial Guidelines and serve as subject matter expert for questions.
  • Build connections and alliances with others in the business who develop copy, including Executive Communications, Global Public Affairs, Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Tech Pubs., and Internal Comms.
  • Attend status and start-up meetings for all assigned projects; participate in the development of timelines when appropriate.
  • Communicate regularly with Senior Group Manager to ensure smooth copy flow throughout production cycle.

Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8 years’ experience copyediting; preferably within a healthcare or medical publishing company.
  • Skilled at AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style; working knowledge of AMA Manual of Style and FDA rules and regulations preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to prioritize workload, and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines.
  • Strong organization skills in addition to heightened attention to detail.

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws. 

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Shift : Shift 1 - Day

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

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Sr Copy Editor