Posted On: April 10, 2019

Journalism 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.

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

Being Patient is looking for an experienced writer/editor for our Alzheimer’s and brain health vertical.
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, analyze the evidence of risk factors 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 or science reporting to research new topics, find relevant stories, conduct interviews and produce excellent content that meets the highest journalistic standard.

Producing daily content for the site (text, visuals, multimedia).
Staying up to date on the latest brain health research and delivering concise, easy-to-comprehend news article with a quick turnaround.
Researching SEO and implementing a strategy.
Developing engagement tactics and reaching out to patients and experts in the field.

Proven track record of writing and reporting on health or a related field.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or a related field.
Understanding of Google Analytics, SEO and metrics.
A strong editorial instinct and vision for content that meets a target audience need.
Familiarity with WordPress preferred.

This is a remote contract position.

To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to Deborah Kan (deborah@beingpatient.com).