Reuters seeks medical news editor
Reuters is seeking a Medical News Editor for Reuters Health professional clients. A leading provider of medical and health care news, Reuters Health delivers well over 150 stories a week to consumers, medical professionals and industry specialists. Reuters Health news stories are internationally recognized as unbiased, authoritative, timely and dependable.
The medical news editor must be able to deliver sharp, insightful, engaging articles to a clinical medical audience on very tight deadlines. The editor must know the professional audience well but must also be able to edit for a consumer audience when necessary.
Fact-check and edit a heavy load of stories every day for medical professionals
Explain complicated medical research in clear, engaging language for clinical readers
Pitch in as needed to support reporters and other editors on the team
Assist with training of staff and freelancers
Guide reporters in research and sourcing of stories
Develop a deep understanding of customers in order to provide the most valuable user experience
Prepared to fill in for the Editor in Charge as necessary
At least 3 to 5 years’ experience editing medical news
MD or relevant PHD degree a plus
Familiarity with current medical literature in a broad range of fields
Familiarity with clinical practice, medical study design and basic medical statistics
Ability to quickly read and analyze medical journal articles and synthesize the key points
Excellent writing and editing skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
Proven news judgment and analytical abilities
Ability to prioritize concurrent projects and adhere to challenging deadlines
Ability to adapt and change quickly to meet the needs of emerging projects
Ability to analyze and anticipate interests of a targeted audience
Management experience a plus
To apply, go here.