Posted On: March 28, 2013
Media Organization: Medical Daily
Medical Daily is an online publication that strives to produce timely, credible and in-depth health and medical science news, features and reference material for digital distribution.
We provide original, well-sourced information that blends high quality journalism with expert commentary and community services to help you navigate the emerging medical world.
The mission of Medical Daily is to empower readers by bringing credible and relevant health information to the users through the widest provision of as-it-happens news and insightful analysis.
Medical Daily is part of IBT Media, a group growing digital global news publications garnering over 20 million people globally each month. For more information on International Business Times, visit: http://www.ibtimes.com/ and for more information on IBT Media, visit http://corp.ibt.com
MedicalDaily.com is seeking talented, driven writers to join our growing news team.
Our staff writers will be responsible for the development, production, and publication of original consumer health news on MedicaDaily.com. We are looking for writers to cover the following beats:
• Public Health (U.S. & World)
• Money and Policy
• Science and Tech
• Drugs and Treatments
• Fitness & Nutrition
You'll be given the opportunity to sign up for news stories developed by your editors and to pitch your own ideas. You will be digging through studies and press releases, making calls to well-known doctors, researchers, and policymakers, and working towards daily deadlines.
This is a contract position that reports directly to the lead editor of MedicalDaily.com, with the opportunity for growth into a staff position. Eventually, we will need senior writers/section editors to lead each of the sections listed above. We’re looking for writers with some schedule flexibility, and are open to having you work anywhere between 20 and 40 hours a week. The job is based in NYC.
Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate will have had some exposure to editorial production, and have some understanding of web publishing. Interest in consumer health, health information, science, and technology is a plus.
• A bachelors degree in English, communications, media, or related field
• At least 1 years of reporting experience required (or currently working towards a master’s degree in journalism)
• Experience in health, wellness, and science content a plus
• Ability to write multiple stories throughout the day under tight deadlines
• High standards of editorial integrity
• Highly organized, accurate, and detail-oriented
• Able to manage multiple projects at one time
• Exposure to Photoshop and image editing
• Knowledge of basic HTML
• Some understanding of web publishing and SEO is a plus
Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Elijah Wolfson, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include writing samples if you like.