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Health Care Editor (Teleworking Available for Highly Qualified Candidates)


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Are you a journalist with experience covering or working in health care or the life sciences?

Are you plugged in to the trends in these rapidly changing industries?

Are you accustomed to meeting multiple daily deadlines?

Then we can't wait to hear from you.


SmartBrief is seeking a full-time editor to oversee e-mail newsletters that summarize news about health care and the life sciences for a B2B audience. Candidates would need to be available to start work at 7 a.m. ET Monday through Friday.


The ideal candidate has a news background focused on health care or the life sciences, has written or edited professionally for 3-5 years, and can produce high-quality content while balancing multiple daily deadlines. Comfort with the basics of science writing is a must. The ideal candidate will be ready to become a known and trusted expert on the trends and topics important to health care and life sciences readers today.


Candidates also need to demonstrate an ability to maintain positive relationships with clients, by bringing a collaborative, flexible, communicative attitude and a willingness to take responsibility for and ownership of content. They must also have the ability to independently manage their time amid sometimes competing priorities. 


Applicants will be asked to complete timed writing and editing tests. The position is located onsite in Washington, D.C., though the ideal candidate may telecommute.


Job Duties:


Edit and manage e-newsletters covering health care with an eye toward using the ideal grammar, style and tone for a particular audience.

Manage relationships with associations, corporations and other business clients as well as content providers.

Meet deadlines as given and manage multiple deadlines or projects as needed.

Manage a small team of freelance staff who assist in producing each brief.

Occasionally publish original content/reporting on health care and life sciences topics.


Required Skills & Experience:


Publishing experience covering health care or life sciences news for at least 3-5 years

Sophisticated understanding of how to find news and information on the Web

Proven editing skills and comfort with using online publishing tools.

Ability to edit quickly and accurately on deadline, starting at 6 a.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Knowledge of Associated Press style.

Strong interpersonal and communications skills.