Medical Journalist

2 weeks ago(1/10/2018 10:47 AM)
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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




Medscape from WebMD is seeking a Medical News Writer.  Any experience in Cardiology or Neurology would be beneficial. The Medical News Writer would report to the Executive Editor for Neurology and Psychiatry News or the Executive Editor for CV/Neurology News and produce timely news coverage in cardiology or neurology. This individual will be responsible for producing 3-6 news articles per week, use social media to engage with members, and other editorial duties as needed.


This position requires basic medical knowledge, solid medical news writing experience; superior knowledge of how to write an accurate, timely, and balanced news story; excellent attention to detail; the ability to meet tight deadlines; and the ability to work with others in a virtual environment.

Responsibilities include:


  • Write 3-6 news articles per week
  • Engage with members via social media and article comments
  • Cultivate relationships with thought leaders in the field
  • Develop contacts at academic medical centers, professional medical societies, medical journals, and other potential sources of cardiology and neurology news




  • The position requires a college degree, Journalism, Creative Writing or Clinical preferred or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of medical news writing experience required, cardiology and/or neurology writing experience preferred
  • Significant experience in medical news writing
  • Familiarity with clinical trial design and controversies in cardiology and/or neurology preferred.
  • Ability to discern hot clinical and policy issues, and demonstrate knowledge of how to cover clinical research that promotes timeliness, accuracy, and balance.
  • Familiarity and comfort with writing for online publication preferred