Sr. Writer, CME

US
6 days ago
Job ID
2017-13294
Category
Editorial

Overview

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

Responsibilities

The Senior Writer plays the leading role in the development of proposals seeking funds to develop continuing medical education (CME) programs, which are published on the leading healthcare professional education site, Medscape.org. In addition, the Senior Writer provides writing support to scientific directors responsible for the publication of online CME programs. The Senior Writer must have demonstrated leadership abilities, including training and mentoring individuals and/or teams.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Working within Cardiovascular and Metabolic therapeutic areas, responsible for activities required to write and prepare proposals for submission within agreed focus, budget and time scale to the highest quality and with minimal supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

·        Ensure proposals are clinically-appropriate, instructionally-sound and adhere to ACCME regulations;

  • Lead proposal initiation calls with stakeholders to obtain details and direction for proposal development, documenting timelines, clinical focus and education and assessment plans;
  • Write gap statements and needs assessments that are clear and concise, follow recognized standards, and are supported by internal and external data;
  • Use templates and tools to write proposals that tell a compelling story on the rationale, instructional intent and value of the proposed solution;
  • Incorporate all revisions based on input from cross-functional internal and external teams including account managers, clinical strategy, scientific directors, editorial, and copyeditors to ensure high-quality submission and external funding grant awards;
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and maintenance of internal and freelance writers, clearly conveying editorial standards and expectations, in consultation with the Team Lead;
  • Provide regular content quality control review of proposals developed by internal and freelance writers and conduct structured feedback sessions;
  • Serve as point person for the development of more complicated proposal requests;
  • Originate and revise templates and template language, in consultation with the Team Lead.

Responsible for the activities required to write/edit educational content consistent with industry regulations and requirements for CME that will be published on the Medscape.org site. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

·        Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues, relevant literature, clinical practice guidelines, approved therapeutic drugs and regimens, therapeutic pipelines, and key opinion leaders in Cardiovascular and Metabolic medicine;

  • Collaborate with internal team members and external educational partners and vendors to plan and develop content;
  • Write or edit content to be aligned with the educational grant and appropriate for the target learner audience.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred (MD, RN, NP, PA, PhD, PharmD) in a medical or science-related specialty; a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences with several years’ work-related experience writing complex medical curriculum may be considered instead;
  • At least 5 years’ experience writing grant proposals is preferred with a superior ability to incorporate data, visuals, and narrative into a compelling written story; at least 5 years’ experience in the medical education field may be considered instead. This could include a medical education/communications company, professional medical publisher, or academic institution/hospital/university center, medical society, etc;
  • At least 2+ years’ experience in a leadership role managing cross functional teams and external partners toward common objectives;

·        Background in the cardiovascular and metabolic fields to be conversant with key/emerging issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment;

  • Has a flexible mind set and excellent time management and organizational skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly deadline-driven environment, while taking into consideration stakeholders based across multiple time zones;
  • Can deliver results with minimum supervision by suggesting plausible solutions and creatively using existing resources in a productive and/or innovative way to quickly deal with unforeseen issues and to ensure that timelines are consistently met;
  • Excellent computer skills that include working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy;
  • Positive attitude/ very high energy and willingness to accept varied assignments;
  • Be available for a limited amount of travel (~10%);
  • Able to maintain friendly and productive relationships through clear articulation and an effective communication style with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Process-oriented and able to find new ways to improve on existing process.

Preferred

  • Experience using Sales Force, Box, Workfront and Tableau
  • Basic skill level in Excel and Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic skill level in ReadCube and EndNote