Writer / Editor

Posted On: July 17, 2017

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Being Patient

Company Description

Being Patient is an editorially independent news and community platform that aims to create clarity around complex health issues and be a trusted, accurate source of information for the people impacted by a disease.

Launching Alzheimer’s in June 2017, we build single-subject platforms looking at health topics from the patient’s point of view. Through clear and compelling reporting, we examine the latest research and debates on the prevention, treatment and care of the disease. We find out what patients want to know and go straight to the expert community for the answers.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced editor / writer for Being Patient, a new media company that produces editorially independent news platforms reporting on important health issues from the patient’s point of view.

Starting with Alzheimer’s disease, we aim to break new ground in the field of reporting. We look at the latest research in human genetics and biomarkers and analyze the evidence surrounding risk factors for the disease. We examine the efforts by the scientific community to find a cure and unravel its cause and find the human stories behind the disease. We aim to empower patients, caregivers and the genetically predisposed community with the tools they need to navigate the information and elevate the patient’s voice in the conversation.

We need an experienced editor / writer with a background in health and / or science reporting to research new topics, find relevant stories, conduct interviews, and produce excellent content that meets the highest journalistic standard.

Responsibilities will include:

Conducting background research on specific topics
Working with our user research team to craft an editorial strategy that meets the needs of our target population
Producing content for the site (text, visuals, multimedia). These could include backgrounders for specific topics, interviews, articles, videos etc.
Edit and write summaries of aggregated content

To Apply

Send a CV and samples of writing to Deborah Kan (deborah@beingpatient.com).