Associate Medical Writer

Job ID 2021-3229

Clinical/Medical/CME United Kingdom


Position at WebMD

Who are we?

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.

Are you passionate about using your content planning and writing skills to educate the healthcare
community on the most recent advances in medicine? Do you have experience developing medical
content in the areas of pulmonology, rheumatology, women’s health, and/or haematology?

A bit about the role

Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented medical education writer to support development of our CME/CE-accredited content. By joining Medscape Education, the leading provider of live and 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:
· Develop text continuing medical education for physicians (CME), nurses (CE), and pharmacists
(CPE) that is clinically-appropriate, instructionally-sound, adherent to industry regulations, and
completed within budget and time scale to the highest quality by:
· Creating content and/or 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
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues; relevant literature; clinical practice
guidelines; approved therapeutic drugs, regimens, and devices; therapeutic pipelines; and key
opinion leaders in pulmonology, rheumatology, women’s health, and/or hematology.

Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge of other therapeutic area(s), as needed
· Performing fact-checking of your own and internal team members’ content
· Revising content based on input from cross-functional internal and external teams
· Writing assessment questions that measure educational effectiveness

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
· 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
· High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationships
· Willingness to travel; estimated at ~10% for training opportunities and project assignments

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • An advanced degree in a medical or science-related specialty (MD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, PhD)
    preferred; a Bachelor of Science degree (life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences) with several
    years’ relevant work experience required
    · At least 3 years’ experience as a medical writer and editor for a medicaleducation/communications
    company, professional medical publisher, or academic institution/hospital/university centre, medical
    · 1-2 years’ experience in the pulmonology, rheumatology, women’s health, and/or haematology health fields to be conversant with key/emerging issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
    · Someone who is highly skilled at interpreting complex scientific data and results for a clinical
    audience while incorporating data, visuals, and narrative
    · Excellent editing and writing skills, preferably in the area of online publishing and text manuscript
    development; familiarity with AMA style
    · Effective written and verbal communication skills (English; additional languages a plus)
    · Knowledge of ACCME standards required
    · 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 Gmail and Microsoft Office suite required; and web-
    based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Sharepoint Online, Read Cube,
    EndNote) a plus
    · Experience with web-based project management tools (such as Workfront, MS Project) a plus


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