One of New York’s most prestigious medical institutions is building their latest annual reports series, and we are in need of a saavy editor for the tea to help reinvent healthcare communication in a more approachable and useful way. This is not medical writing like JAMA or the NEJM — think NY Times’ Well or Diagnosis blogs.
In the spirit of the ongoing revolution in healthcare, this leading medical center would like to deliver patient and physician communications that people look forward to reading. The center is a world-leader in at least 10+ different treatment areas. There is a team of talented writers with experience in medical and/or science writing who can provide genuine value to patients and physicians alike, and we need an editor to provide further review for these reports.
This is a team of versatile science, health and medical writers who specialize in taking complex information and distilling it: in some cases, humanizing the info for an audience of patients and their loved ones, and in others, focusing and summarizing data for busy physicians in other specialties around the country.
If this team sounds like you, we should talk!
Hired Gun Profile
You’ve written/edited about medicine before and have a solid understanding of fundamental concepts, conditions, and treatments. You’ve definitely developed science, health and medicine content for a physician/medical professional audience.
Need we say that you should be an extremely talented editor with a strong sensibility? This isn’t a gig writing run-of-the-mill hospital newsletters — accomplished storytelling, plus the ability to write/edit for both a general audience and a very specialized medical audience will be required.
You have a gift for eliminating jargon in such a way that it elevates your pieces without oversimplifying. In addition, you’ll need to be familiar with AMA style or a similarly rigorous style guide.
You can expect multiple projects with strict deadlines. This is also a team project in a very collaborative environment, so flexibility, the ability to compromise and communication skills are vital.
You definitely need to have great examples of your work to show around — have the links handy.
This is a regular part-time freelance gig lasting 4-5 weeks where much of the work can be done remotely.
This gig is perfect for a freelance editor looking to pick up a shiny new gig which will have long-term benefits. This is a roughly 4-6 week project, but there are definitely more projects coming down the line. So our client is likely to come back for more if you prove yourself.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.