Staff Writer

Editorial Remote - United States New York, New York


Description

Position at Everyday Health - Professional

About Everyday Health and MedPage Today:


Everyday Health Group (EHG) is a recognized leader in patient and provider education attracting an engaged audience of over 60 million health consumers and over 800,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness websites. Healthcare professionals and consumers are empowered with trusted content and services through the Everyday Health Group's flagship brands including MedPage Today®, Everyday Health®, What to Expect®, Baby Center, Health eCareers®, PRIME® Education, Castle Connolly Top Doctors® and our exclusive partnership with MayoClinic.org® and The Mayo Clinic Diet.®

The Opportunity
 

MedPage Today has a stellar reputation as the go-to source for the latest clinical news. Healthcare professionals across the U.S. know they can count on us for accurate, detailed reporting on the latest science from medical journals as well as healthcare policy that will impact their practice. In addition to this, MedPage is becoming the home for voices across medicine with our growing Opinions section, and the work of our newly formed Enterprise & Investigative team now shines a spotlight on other important issues for clinicians, helping them feel more engaged in their profession and providing a means to influence medicine’s trajectory.


MedPage Today is hiring a staff writer to write 4-6 clinical news articles a week in the areas of gastroenterology and infectious disease, though versatility across medical specialties is a plus. We’re looking for a writer with a few years’ experience with medical news writing, who can actively promote their work and that of MedPage on social media, and follow article comments with interest. This person will either have a solid network of contacts in the gastro / infectious disease specialties, or will be adept at generating new contacts at academic medical centers to support their journalism.

 

The MedPage Today staff writer will travel to attend medical conferences in gastroenterology and infectious disease in-person when possible, and will cover these meetings remotely until then.

Key Responsibilities
 

  • Write 4-6 clinical news stories a week, with sole responsibility for the gastroenterology beat, and take assignments from the Deputy Managing Editor, who covers the Infectious Disease beat
  • Be able to identify the most important news in gastro and other medical specialties; ones that will resonate with our healthcare professional audience
  • Promote your work and that of MPT on social media, growing followers there and identifying leads for stories to cover yourself, or pass to our Enterprise & Investigative team
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Job Qualifications

  • About 3-5 years' experience in health/medical journalism
  • A deep understanding of how to read clinical studies
  • A solid understanding of key health policy issues
  • Experience covering a gastro or ID beat, but at least experience covering a specialty beat for another medical news outlet

Our Culture
We love collaboration, always desire to understand the business problem we're solving, push decisions down as low as possible, and want to further our culture of innovation and experimentation.



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