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Medical Writer

    Job Summary

    Our Medical Writer creates a variety of content for our cancer-related internet properties. The job requires a heavy dose of medical research and an ability to turn complicated medical language into web pages and blog posts that are easily understood by the general public. The Medical Writer will also build relationships with cancer experts and researchers and may also speak at and travel to cancer-related symposiums. This is not a management position. This person will work as a full-time and on-site employee in Orlando, Florida.

    Expectations

    • Firm dedication to the company values (PACE – Passion, Agility, Community, Excellence)
    • Continuing education in all aspects of content curation and development, creative storytelling, SEO and digital marketing

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • To provide a high level of medical expertise to a growing writing team
    • To stay abreast of the latest cancer and treatment developments by researching, comprehending and writing about medical journal updates, FDA alerts, medical white papers and Big Pharma reports
    • To quality-control multiple cancer-related websites and to ensure they deliver accurate information
    • To develop a professional network and database of medical doctors and researchers who can provide cancer-related knowledge and content
    • To fact-check and proof new and current new web pages, news articles and blog posts
    • To support the Managing Editor by serving as a resource for other writers on the team
    • To provide unique content ideas for the team, including ideas for infographics and content in other mediums, such as videos and slide presentations
    • To suggest new content
    • To work with our marketing team making website and content updates (plug gaps in coverage)
    • To work with our public relations team on projects, assignments and with third-party publishers to expand the website's expertise, authority, and trustworthiness
    • To work with other departments to ensure the content on cancer websites aligns with our model and mission
    • To appear occasionally in videos that leverage our cancer and treatment expertise
    • To communicate and work collaboratively
    • To write content for third-party blogs and websites
    • To self-manage, drive initiatives and execute tasks to completion
    • To have a talent for prioritizing

    Requirements

    The ideal candidate should have one of the following:

    • Journalism or similar degree with extensive (10+ years) writing about cancer and cancer treatment and an online footprint that displays your ability as a writer
    • A keen understanding of or expertise in oncology and a demonstrated ability to write for the general public

    The ideal candidate also should have:

    • Willingness to take direction and find creative ways to improve in that direction – initiative
    • Great time-management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Bonus Qualifications

    • A medical degree (Ph.D., MD, etc.)
    • Professional medical experience
    • Experience working with an oncologist, cancer treatment center or with a group or organization that promoted cancer treatment
    • Experience interviewing doctors on a professional level
    • Editing or proof-reading experience

    Benefits and Perks

    Health Care:  Nothing is more important than our health. That’s why we offer generous medical, dental and vision benefits, plus an Employee Assistance Plan, to all full-time employees.

    Generous PTO: We allocate PTO at the start of the year and let folks use it how they desire. We celebrate all major holidays (and Black Friday!) — and also give everyone the end of the year off (paid), starting Dec. 24!

    Matching 401(K): Employees who work here one year are eligible to join a matching 401(k) retirement plan, which has immediate 100-percent vesting. Your savings add up fast!

    Work Remote: Almost everyone at Launch That has a work-from-home option a few days during any month. It’s up to you and your manager.

    Casual Workplace: From flip-flops, blue jeans, t-shirts and ball caps to Xbox, video games, ping pong, card games and Nerf guns, we like to keep our collaboration loose and fun-loving. Just don’t mistake us for lazy.

    Culture Bonus: Launch That provides a quarterly culture bonus to all full-time employees.

    About Launch That

    Launch That is an established leader in the world of digital marketing. We have a track record of creating vibrant, successful digital brands. Our core competencies are SEO and SEM -- inbound marketing -- and we are known for building websites that have excellent content. We invest in our writers, editors and content strategists. We have a history of hiring journalists, technical writers, researchers and other word-centric creatives.

    Our office is in downtown Orlando, and it's an engaging, collaborative environment that combines high tech with an industrial look and a monster kitchen/break room. Mostly, though, we focus on hiring and developing great people.

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