Kaiser Permanente Editor - Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California

By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation's highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation-s diverse communities thrive. Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at schoolofmedicine.kp.org.

The Editor will support the preparation and revision of internal and external written and visual materials for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (KPSOM). The Editor will collaborate with the KPSOM team, including faculty, administrators, and communication/marketing experts, to create, review, and edit School of Medicine materials. The Editor will work on a wide range of materials, such as accreditation documents; external communications such as recruitment materials, web content, social media, and press releases; informational materials for recruitment of faculty, staff, administration, and students; and all other School documents for internal communications and planning. The Editor will apply established principles of writing and KPSOM style and branding guidelines. The Editor will develop an understanding of the KPSOM, which will allow them to create and edit materials with content, tone, and technical aspects aligned with KPSOM objectives, editorial and brand tone and style, and the School's mission, vision, and values.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the KPSOM team to iteratively draft and finalize a wide range of written and visual materials. Write and edit letters, announcements, emails, reports, and other documents and materials.

  • Proofread KPSOM materials to ensure technical quality.

  • Correct for grammar, sentence structure, style, usage, formatting, and other technical aspects of communications. Correct errors and omissions.

  • Review corrected copies or proofs to ensure that all necessary corrections have been made.

  • Consult recognized style guides to ensure consistency with established guidelines.

  • Edit a wide range of communications to ensure excellence in content. Revise for clarity and organization. Tighten and/or cut length. Edit for flow and voice agreement. Ensure KPSOM editorial style, brand compliance, and consistency. Assess and write appropriately for audience, tactic, purpose, and message, in alignment with the KPSOM mission, vision, and values.

  • Ensure content consistency across all KPSOM written documents.

  • Own, update, and disseminate the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Editorial Style Guide.

  • Manage and create additional style resources, such as style sheets, content guidelines, and other editorial resources. Research and identify style and brand issues, and regularly update and share information with the KPSOM team.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimumfour (4) years of experience editing and writing for various audiences, in various media.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, creative writing, english, or related field where writing and editing are core components.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Outstanding writing and editing skills in a wide variety of tones, formats, and styles.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard principles and conventions of writing (e.g., usage, grammar, and syntax).

  • Understanding of tone and style and their applications across various types of communication.

  • Working knowledge of web-based communication and social media channels as relevant to professional communications.

  • Ability to maintain high productivity amid competing priorities and tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and serve as a consultant and resource to team members.

  • Strong problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to ensure accuracy and consistency while working on multiple projects.

  • Ability to work both independently and in teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with online channels and social media for professional communications.

  • Project management skills/experience.

  • Working knowledge of medical education, health care, and major issues affecting these fields.

  • Working knowledge of KPSOM brand standards and their applications in internal/external communications.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Working knowledge of either AP or Chicago Manual of Style.



TITLE: Editor - Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

LOCATION: Pasadena, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.