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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1200 G St NWWashington, DC 20005


About

Help write advice-oriented health and medical pieces on topics related to Addiction, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Medical Marijuana, Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Writers should be able to review in-depth articles and guide readers on understanding diagnosis, treatment options and more.

We are looking for one to two 800 to 1,100-word pieces a week. Topics are directed towards various audiences, including patients and healthcare professionals.


Requirements:

  • Ability to self-edit and self-check facts, and turn in clean copy that adheres to AP Style guidelines and is devoid of errors and grammatical issues
  • Samples/Portfolio of prior writing (health writing a plus)
  • Expertise and knowledge of medical conditions
  • Experience writing for a consumer publication a plus
  • Ability to turn in work by deadlines set by editor

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s OR 3 years of experience with healthcare communications writing
  • Experience communicating technical information to non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or clinical sciences
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, communications or media
  • Advanced Degree in life sciences field
  • Experience as a medical writer
  • Experience as a writer in the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of evidence-based medicine research techniques and programs
  • Experience generating publications, from blogs to both non-peer-reviewed and peer-reviewed scientific articles

Location

Depending on the volunteering opportunity, some or all of the volunteering may be done remotely, with communication via email and phone rather than in-person.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 - 2 articles per week.

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