• Medical Illustrator & Designer

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/11/2018 4:56 PM)
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  • 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


    Do you have a passion for medical illustration and design and are looking for an opportunity to contribute your talents to the medical education field? Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented illustrator and designer to support our medical writing and content development departments. By joining Medscape Education, the leading provider of online medical education for clinicians (medscape.org), you will work with other talented graphics experts and scientific content developers to create medical illustrations, custom graphics, and designs for print and digital educational materials. If you are looking for a career that applies your medical knowledge with graphics expertise, this position will provide the foundation for future growth in our organization 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:

    • Create original art and redraw medical/scientific graphics for use in slide presentations and text-based programs
    • Create print collateral materials (postcards, brochures, web reprints, multipage layouts, folders, tent cards, etc.) for marketing, live events and digital distribution
    • Advise on permission/copyright issues and work with content developers on figure recreations to avoid permission costs
    • Design PowerPoint templates and masters for use by our content development teams
    • Liaison with internal teams to identify images/graphic assets for specialty pages

    Who you are:

    • A medical/scientific illustrator experienced in conceptual graphics for both digital and print media for a broad variety of therapeutic areas
    • Someone with a portfolio that demonstrates a history of generating exceptional illustrations and innovative designs across digital and print media
    • Obtain satisfaction in the accuracy and consistency of your work
    • A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department
    • Comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
    • Possess strong problem-solving skills to quickly deal with unforeseen issues


    • Bachelor Degree in Medical Illustration or Biomedical Illustration (a minor in Graphic Design would be a plus)
    • Must provide portfolio of illustration and design work
    • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working as a Medical Illustrator for a publishing, medical education, pharmaceutical advertising, and/or medical communications company
    • Board Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) a plus but not required
    • Experience with branding and ability to adhere to company design guidelines for brand, style, colors, etc
    • Experience with print permissions and thorough knowledge of copyright laws
    • Experience creating infographics to communicate statistical data a plus
    • High level of proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (other graphic design/illustration software would be a plus)
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
    • Excellent verbal communication, writing, and grammar skills
    • Experience with continuing medical education materials a plus
    • Experience with web-based document sharing sites (such as Box) and web-based project management tools (such as Workfront) a plus