This job calls for an unusually extensive knowledge of medical topics, plus rather extraordinary written and oral communication skills, plus strong leadership qualities. All that? Yep, rare combination, we know, but if you’ve got it, the gig comes with a pretty powerful payoff: Meaningful, challenging, rewarding work for an organization whose employees rave about it as a great place to work.
You’ll be overseeing a team of writers and editors tasked with designing and producing the content of the institution’s websites, including taking the helm of an already-in-the-works redesign of one of them. A very significant portion of your efforts will involve fostering relationships and running meetings with this renowned organization’s experts, some of them genius-level. You’ll often be the face of the team where it intersects with other parts of the institution and, while there’ll be plenty of delegation of responsibility, you’ll ultimately be in charge of gathering up requirements for the content and seeing to it that it gets created in a way that’s clear, logically organized, and with life-and-death-level attention paid to accuracy.
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If you land this gig, it will not be your first job overseeing large editorial projects in the medical academic field. While you’ve proven yourself an exceptional writer over the years, you’ve also come to demonstrate a real knack for managing other writers, for helping them share your vision, for encouraging their adherence to very high standards of accuracy, for getting them to cleave to a style guide (one that you’ve written, maybe even) and to a schedule. Unlike many writers, you’re an actual extrovert who loves to collaborate and is happy sitting down face-to-face with people of all stripes.
Perhaps you’ve worked on a nonprofit site. Maybe you’ve been a medical journalist. Perchance you’ve been working at the managing editor level and are ready to step up. Whatever your specific background, it’s rife with medical-writing experience, and you’re full-on ready to work hard and fast and accurately, and to get others to do the same.
There’s a considerable strategic element to this work especially as concerns site redesign, so IA would be a fine thing to boast of if it’s in your dossier.
This team has a huge amount of work to get done, which means truly rich opportunity for growth at an organization that’s serious about directing resources to its digital communications effort.
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.