Health News Writer

Atlanta, GA

Posted: 10/05/2018 Industry: IT Consulting Job Number: 11418797
4 months contract
Job Description: Health News Writer

The health news writer will write health news content across many medical condition and wellness/lifestyle topics. Candidates should have deadline experience writing, editing and developing consumer health or wellness news for consumer media and publications. Please send clips or links for writing samples along with resume.

" Produce and deliver highly engaging news content that meets Client's editorial quality goals within the established timeline
" Write breaking news stories as needed, ensuring timeliness to meet fast moving deadlines
" Work with social media team to produce stories that will engage our social audience
" Secure photos and help create content for graphics or other visual media to support news articles
" Conduct research for and produce long form stories
" Identify and conduct interviews with experts and thought leaders
" Cover press conferences
" Work with doctors to have content medically reviewed
Required Skills: " Minimum 3 years developing and editing interactive or online content. Equally adept at writing on a range of health and wellness topics, from weight loss to chronic conditions to explaining how new drugs work
" Able to deliver high quality work and meet deadlines in an extremely fast-paced, highly collaborative, multitasking environment
" Capacity for problem-solving and ability to change priorities at a moment's notice. Thrives on attention to detail
" Able to work independently as well as collaborate as a cross-functional team member
" Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel plus Google suite (Gmail, Google calendar, etc.)
Desired (not required) Skills: " 2-3 years' experience with content for the health/wellness industry preferred
" News/ Breaking News writing and editing experience preferred
Education/Certifications: " Bachelor's degree preferred

Ingrid Martinez

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