Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is looking for a content writer

June 15, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

We’re starting the content development phase of a website redesign later this month. I’m looking for a freelance writer with digital-first content development experience: someone who is experienced in applying SEO best practices to digital content, can be succinct without sacrificing core messaging or clarity, understands UX writing principles or perhaps worked alongside UX or product teams, and (ideally) has examples of both landing page copy and microcopy (error messages, help text/tool tips, etc.) that they can share.


Headquartered in a small Wall Street office, the Robert Roesler de Villiers Foundation had only a few volunteers and a tiny budget. The task was daunting. Most leukemia patients, especially children, died within three months. Even by the mid-1950s, when the first-generation chemotherapy drugs began appearing, the disease remained a stubborn challenge. The Foundation reported in its 1955 annual report: “As of this date, Leukemia is 100% fatal. This is almost a unique situation among the many diseases to which man is susceptible.”

Driven by the de Villiers’ nearly boundless belief that leukemia and other blood cancers were indeed curable, the Foundation grew steadily, opening its first chapters in the New York City area. The organization, after changing its name to The Leukemia Society, was renamed The Leukemia Society of America in the 1960s to communicate a broad, national reach.


The project will run for approximately six months. We’re estimating around 30 hours per week—probably closer to 20 for the first week or two, but then moving closer to 30-35 as the project ramps up. It’s mostly editing down and rewriting existing content to be more conversational and less of the dense medical text available to folks now. For our digital/marketing content, we use Chicago Style. We’ll train you on LLS brand voice/tone and nuances.

We’re based in New York, so someone on East Coast or Central time is preferred.


Write a short introduction about yourself
Include a paragraph highlighting your writing experience, relevant credentials and publication credits
Attach links to your strongest work or portfolio, and online profile.


  • Up to $55 per hour


For more information, visit their website.

Email all questions and submissions to Ted Wirth, Director of Digital Media and Content at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at:


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