Blogs Editorial Director

Job ID 2022-4449

Editorial Atlanta, Georgia United States


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.

 

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.

We’re seeking a Blog Editor to work on the WebMD and Medscape blogs. This is a management role that will be overseeing a team of associate blog editors. This role will report to the Executive Director, Editorial.  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 editing skills, strong communications skills, experience working with budgets, and should be comfortable working cross functionally to meet project deadlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and be responsible for blog production across WebMD/Medscape
  • Manage the budgets for both the WebMD and Medscape blogs
  • Work closely with the blogs PM to ensure onboarding and payment is consistent
  • Consult with our specialty editors for their expertise, ideas, and blog leads when necessary
  • Manage the team and provide editorial support and guidance
  • Line edit blogs when necessary; grow your team’s editing abilities
  • Work with blog team in aligning their professional development and interests with business needs
  • Ensure that your team finds appropriate patients, experts, and health care workers for blogs and maintains relationships after bloggers are on-boarded
  • Ensure our blogs meet WebMD/Medscape standards
  • Think of new ways/directions this program might grow to benefit the organization 
  • Work with your editors to ensure we’re meeting blog KPIs 
  • Create monthly status reports for management and the whole team to understand how we’re performing against our goals
  • Work with internal stakeholders on blog promotion and programming opportunities
  • Manage multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines

 

Position Requirements:

  • Four-year college graduate or equivalent relevant (related) experience, degree in journalism or  other related field preferred
  • 7-10  years of editing experience, preferably with a health website
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous management experience
  • Previous budget experience
  • Strong ability to work across teams
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization) and metadata
  • Comfortable working with a variety of applications
  • Familiarity with content management systems

*Please send resume along with 3 editing samples*