Associate Editor, Primary Care

Job ID 2021-3553

Editorial United States


Position at WebMD

Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

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. 

The applicant should be a creative, independent editor with the ability to prioritize and excel in a deadline-driven environment.  The applicant should have strong communications skills and should be comfortable working cross functionally to meet project deadlines.


  • Editing high-quality, engaging, and medically-accurate content
  • Updating and optimizing existing content
  • Managing the editorial workflow from start to finish
  • Work with freelancers as needed 
  • Managing multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines
  • Providing new approaches for sometimes dry or difficult content for a variety of audiences
  • Collaborating on strategic content with other departments, e.g. SEO Team, Medical Reviewers, Photo Editors, Content Editors, and Strategists as needed

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of relevant(related) experience in Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing or related field
  • 2-5 years editing, including experience with an online Health, Wellness, News and/or Lifestyle brand
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Demonstrated experience editing in a fast paced environment 
  • Strong familiarity with the web
  • Basic knowledge of SEO
  • Good organizational ability, good verbal communication skills, attention to detail and the capacity to work effectively under pressure
  • Experience creating interactive content and working in a CMS
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience editing for a wide range of audiences
  • Experience creating content that is driven by SEO data/collaborating with SEO
  • Comfortable leading large projects

 *Please send resume along with 3 editing samples*