You know what we suspect to be the case with you? We suspect it to be the case that you are at once a deep lover of the written word and a passionate student of science and medicine – that you revel in rhetoric and wallow in wordsmithing, even as you savor the sciences and marvel at medicine. Are we right about that? We thought so, which is why you must make yourself a candidate for this project gig helping a huge, prestigious medical institution rebrand and relaunch its cancer center. It’ll be fun work, a chance to expose your talents to a fine employer, and a grand thing to be able to boast of down the line.
The Nitty Gritty
You’ll have 500 pages of content to retool, but you’ll start at the very top level, helping to devise an overarching strategy and contributing significant input on questions of overall design. When you dig in on the pages themselves –which will run the gamut: location, conditions, services, you name it – you’ll do a lot of the writing itself but mostly editing other people’s work, ensuring that you’re achieving high quality, standardization and brand consistency across the platform. In order to nail down questions of content and function, you’ll be given direct access to very high-level leadership and scientific experts; working like the science-journalism pro you are, you’ll take what they tell you, synthesize it all, and translate it into an extremely friendly and carefully tested user experience.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You likely cut your teeth as a science writer for well-respected publications, and can point to a goodly portfolio of pieces that illustrate your ability to dive deep into complex subject matter and write clearly about it for different audiences. Chances are that you went on from there to do heavy content lifting at one or more academic medical facilities or university science centers. Over time, you have become proficient at the marketing side of things, evincing a knack for conveying an organization’s mission and values through your work, which continues to be clear, accessible and accurate.
You’re highly independent and can move a project forward without waiting to be told what to do. While you pride yourself on your intelligence and knowledge of science, you appreciate the paradox that the way to achieve at your high level is to have the humility to ask direct questions about things you don’t understand, which will be simple to the experts. You take a highly collaborative approach to your work, enjoying the rubbing of elbows with stakeholders, writers and designers just as much as the quieter parts of the job.
This project is estimated at three to six months, 20-40 hours per week, mostly from home but with the expectation that you’ll make yourself available in person on a regular basis.
Hey, we were right about you, weren’t we? So you might as well trust us when we say that this gig is a perfect way for you to get an “in” at a highly respected medical center that’s always on the lookout for top talent to help it roll out its communication strategy.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.