We could just as well have titled this post “Expert Medical Communicator” or something similar. That’s because what we’re really looking for is somebody who’s very experienced at and entirely comfortable with talking and writing about medical topics. Someone who can hold their own in a discussion with one of the world’s foremost specialists, then turn around and create accurate and compelling digital content that laypeople can understand. If you’ve got serious, senior medical-writing experience under your belt and are ready to join one of the great universities where employee development is the name of the game, this is your gig.
Not long ago, the institution relaunched its website to align its content with the national reach and pioneering nature of the innovative research it conducts and the world-class service it provides. Your charge will be to maintain and improve the content, which will range from descriptions of academic degrees and research programs to discussions of complex scientific topics and disciplines. But we’re not talking about ho-hum copy/paste work or good-enough copy-slinging. To do this job right, you’ll need to spend a ton of hours in sit-downs with the people whose work you’re describing, gleaning the fullest possible understanding of your subject matter and imparting to them a clear understanding of and expectations regarding digital strategy. And speaking of that strategy, you won’t be taking the site’s architecture for granted; instead you’ll constantly be thinking about IA, SEO, formatting and other meta-considerations, and executing the changes you decide upon. The result will be a site that presents information with great clarity in an authoritative yet welcoming editorial voice.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
You’ve made a successful career for yourself writing about health and medical topics. So steeped are you in the subject matter that you speak “doctor” and share the great scrupulousness and caution about claims and conclusions that characterize medical researchers. And yet you understand that not everyone has your aptitude or background, and so you can draw on your writer’s sympathy for the audience in considering different points of view, crafting jargon-free, easy-to-understand content without dumbing things down or misconstruing concepts.
You’re extremely detail-oriented and conscientious. And, importantly, you’re easy to talk to and an excellent listener who asks good (sometimes “dumb”) questions.
This is probably already clear, but even the most stellar digital editing experience in, say, financial services or aeronautics or treehouse-building or whatever isn’t going to cut it here — you absolutely need medical writing chops.
This is a landmark gig for a top-rung medical communicator who’s looking for a prestigious and nurturing organization to call home.
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.