Deputy Web Editor

Posted On: June 5, 2013

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cenetr

Company Description

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a world renowned organization dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research, and education.

Job Description

World renowned for its commitment to exceptional and compassionate cancer care, the Center launched a redesigned online presence. The site was nominated for The 2012 Webby Awards, the most prestigious international award honoring excellence on the internet. Selected from among nearly 10,000 total entries, the Center’s website was one of five nominated in the Health category.

Our website receives more than five million visits per year and is accessed by cancer patients and their families, medical professionals, researchers, and students from around the world.

Our Public Affairs Office is seeking a Deputy Web Editor to evolve the Center’s online presence and communication objectives by helping to conceptualize, plan, and edit content principally for the Web.

Activities include determining how to best produce and present electronic publications, video, illustrations, outside social media, and other content. Such materials are often audience specific i.e.; directed at patients, researchers, physicians, students, donors, etc. Edit text for the Web that is written by various writers within Public Affairs as well as freelance writers to ensure accuracy as well as consistency in approach and tone. Edit and occasionally write content presented in a variety of multimedia formats – print, Web, video, animation, illustrations, etc. Identify areas in which there is need for interactive features and develop these. Monitor editorial integrity of MSKCC Web sites.

Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of hand on Web editorial experience presenting medical and scientific information to a general interest audience. Ideally, some of that experience will have been gained in a large, complex environment, such as: university, think tank, consulting firm, medical center, museum. Proven record of implementing and managing social media for multiple-contributor websites and experience in communication regarding medical/science/general information to various audiences required.

Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced degree in related field such as Public Health, Journalism, Communications, Medical or Science Writing preferred. Supervisory experience highly preferred.
MSKCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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