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Senior Editorial Associate (Evanston, IL)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s Corporate Support teams operate the firm’s core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or a ZS colleague.

The Marketing & Communications group helps build the ZS brand, champion thought leadership, support business development and engage our past, present and future workforce.


We seek a Senior Associate Editor to join our Marketing Department in our Evanston, IL  office.  Reporting to the Editorial Manager, the Sr. Associate Editor works with ZS’s principals (i.e., consultants) and marketers to develop editorial, thought leadership and promotional content including articles, Q&As, blog posts, white papers, case studies, research reports, videos, infographics, social media messaging, web copy and brochures.

This is a dual writing and editing role: The Sr. Associate Editor is responsible for both developing content from scratch and editing colleagues’ work. He or she will be charged with staying up to date on marketplace news as it pertains to the medical devices and technology industry, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare more broadly. We’re looking for someone with experience covering the business of healthcare who can discuss everything from medtech go-to-market strategies to patients, payers, integrated delivery networks and other healthcare stakeholders. That marketplace knowledge will regularly inform the development of ZS’s insights and perspectives, allowing the firm to produce relevant and timely editorial, thought leadership and promotional content, and to move the ball forward to develop and distribute innovative ideas and opinions.

The Sr. Associate Editor collaborates with ZS’s SMEs, editorial team, marketers and visual communications experts, and with external freelance and contract writers, to plan, project-manage and produce multiple content pieces to enhance ZS’s voice in the marketplace.


  • Translate ZS SMEs’ technically complex research processes and findings into layman’s terms, helping the SMEs find the most newsworthy data and insights, and packaging those insights in opinion pieces, articles, white papers, case studies etc., that would be relevant and appealing to ZS’s target audiences.
  • Interview ZS’s SMEs regularly for article development, aggregating their insights and distilling their research findings into compelling copy.
  • Write and ghostwrite articles, blog posts, white papers, etc. in collaboration with—and on behalf of—ZS’s subject matter experts.
  • Conduct first read of editorial and thought leadership content developed by ZS’s life sciences teams, working with authors and the editorial team to fine-tune the content’s structure, voice, angle, tone, etc.
  • Conduct and transcribe Q&As and roundtable interviews.
  • Develop promotional copy including social media messaging, web copy and brochures.
  • Assist ZS SMEs and marketers with the development of conference presentations, collaborating with the SMEs to develop the presentations’ narratives and to ensure that their key insights and takeaways are delivered clearly and compellingly.
  • Stay abreast of medtech and healthcare industry news, trends and timely topics, feeding that information back to ZS’s SMEs to aid in their insights development.


  • B.A./B.S. degree required; advanced degree welcome
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience 
  • First-hand experience with high-quality, research-based journalism or thought leadership
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with news, trends and information from the healthcare industry (both the business of healthcare and prevalent medical issues, themselves), with a particular focus on medtech
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with sales and marketing topics preferred
  • Expert knowledge of AP style, and expert-level attention to detail
  • Experience conducting compelling interviews with influential people and synthesizing the information into meaningful prose
  • Experience with business reporting and editing
  • Experience developing web and social media content
  • Experience working with content management systems and blogging platforms
  • Effective project management skills
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of research and information into succinct summaries
  • Proven ability to think creatively in response to diverse demands and projects
  • Proven ability to prioritize, multitask, exhibit flexibility and remain responsive as demands change
  • Proven ability to work independently and with a team
  • Minimal travel required (5-10%)



ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago