Sr. Health Writer

Job ID 2022-4076

Editorial United States Atlanta, Georgia Parsippany, New Jersey


Description

Position at WebMD

WebMD is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education. Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.

WebMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, disability, veterans status, or any other basis protected by law.

Position Overview

The Sr. Health Writer is a versatile writer who can create high-quality, engaging, medically accurate consumer content in a variety of formats for a digital audience. As a senior member of the department’s team of staff writers, this writer will handle high priority, complex, and/or funded assignments and set a departmental quality standard for consumer content development.


Responsibilities

  • Write engaging health and medical content for consumer audiences in multiple formats, from quick tips to feature articles.
  • Explain complex scientific topics in a clear and interesting way to deliver accessible information to a variety of visitors
  • Use sound reporting skills to research and deliver medically accurate content from appropriate sources
  • Interview experts and patients to get quotes for featuresCollaborate with stakeholders throughout the organization, including medical reviewers, content editors, social media editors, programmers, and SEO analysts
  • Prioritize multiple projects and meet tight deadlines while ensuring top-notch quality and accuracy

Qualifications

  • 3-5 + years’ experience in creating digital health and medical content for a consumer audience
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related discipline


Preferred

  • Exceptional and versatile writing ability
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Google Workspace tools
  • Skilled at brainstorming and collaborating with a creative team
  • Comfortable with balancing multiple priorities and projects
  • Positive attitude under pressure and excellent interpersonal team skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as a cross-functional team member
  • Experience creating engaging digital content and working in a CMS