Scientific Content Mgr (Medical Writing/Editing)

Job ID 2021-2641

Editorial London, London


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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Are you passionate about using your editing, writing, and slide creation skills to educate the healthcare community on the most recent advances in medicine? Do you have experience developing medical content in the area of cardiology and diabetes? Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented associate medical editor to support development of medical education content (CME/CE) published on By joining Medscape Education, the leading provider of online medical education for clinicians across the globe, you will have the opportunity to grow your career while contributing to initiatives that truly make an impact on physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers and thus the lives of those around you.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with Medical Education Director to develop continuing medical education for physicians (CME), nurses (CE), and pharmacists (ACPE) that is clinically-appropriate, instructionally-sound, adherent to industry regulations, and completed within budget and time scale to the highest quality
    • Collaborate with internal team members and external educational partners to obtain details and direction for new assignments prior to developing content
    • Use templates and tools to edit (clinical and line edit) content received from faculty/authors for clarity, medical/scientific accuracy, alignment with learning objectives, product specifications, and consistency with the target learner audience
    • Write summary statements to enhance content received from faculty/authors
    • Develop PowerPoint presentations for multimedia programs and figures for text programs
    • Perform fact-checking of internal team members’ content
    • Incorporate revisions based on input from cross-functional internal and external teams
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues, relevant literature, clinical practice
  • Guidelines, approved therapeutic drugs and regimens, and therapeutic pipelines
  • Learn new therapeutic areas as needed based on project assignments
  • Travel a few times a year for training opportunities or project assignments

Who You Are:
  • A self-motivated medical writer and editor with a positive attitude, who has excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills and loves varied assignments
  • A graduate with an advanced medical degree (PharmD, RN, NP, PA, PhD) or a Bachelor of Science degree (life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences) with several years’ relevant work experience
  • Someone who spent at least 3 years’ as a medical writer and/or editor for a medical education/communications company, professional medical publisher, or academic institution/hospital/university center, medical society
  • Someone who is highly skilled at interpreting complex scientific data and results for a clinical audience while incorporating data, visuals, and narrative
  • Someone who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal errors
  • A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department
  • Someone who is comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Someone who enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier
  • Someone who lives within commuting distance to New York City; Durham, North Carolina; or Atlanta, Georgia offices preferred
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
  • Sufficient background in any of the following therapeutic content areas regarding key/emerging issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment: hematology/oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases, immunology, psychiatry, or neurology
  • Excellent editorial (editing and writing) skills, preferably in the area of online publishing or text manuscript development; familiarity with AMA style
  • Knowledge of ACCME standards
  • Strong problem-solving skills to independently and quickly deal with unforeseen issues to ensure that timelines are consistently met
  • Excellent computer skills that includes working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite required; and web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, Read Cube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
  • Experience with web-based project management tools (such as Workfront, MS Project) a plus
  • High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationships