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Medical Editor

Company: Dotdash
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Verywell Health, one of the largest health information sites on the internet, is seeking a Medical Editor who is dialed into health and medicine to join our family of editorial enthusiasts. Verywell Health empowers readers to make the best choices for their health and that of their loved ones.

As a part of our spirited, fast-paced, and collaborative team, you will be focused on the creation and management of our consumer-facing drug (pharmaceutical and OTC) content. You'll work with our SEO and Product teams to create accurate, informative editorial content and a best-in-class user experience to ultimately grow traffic, audience, and interactions within our community and respond to the needs of our stakeholders. This role reports to our Editorial Director.

As a health website that reaches more than 30 million readers per month, we have the power and responsibility to create positive change. Please read our Anti-Racism Pledge as part of considering your interest in this role.

As part of our commitment, we are focusing our hiring efforts on diversity, equity, and inclusion to build a team that reflects our mission for racial equity in everything we do.

About Your Contributions

  • Manage the editorial strategy for consumer-facing, search-optimized evergreen articles on pharmaceutical and OTC drugs
  • Apply Verywell's editorial voice to explain complex drug information to consumers in a digestible way
  • Manage and improve workflows for article assigning, copy editing, and production to ensure deadline adherence
  • Recruit, onboard, and manage a diverse pool of freelance pharmacist writers
  • Assign articles to and edit articles written by freelance pharmacist writers
  • Recruit Medical Review Board members who will ensure our medical accuracy
  • Collaborate with our SEO and Product teams and understand how to stay on top of traffic and growth initiatives while adhering to editorial best practices
  • Recruit and manage a staff editor team
  • Help shape and define editorial strategy, increase audience, and drive user engagement, working closely with the Editorial Director and the editorial team
  • Track issues that arise and discuss with team members to address and resolve
  • Participate in team meetings to contribute to shared content goals and strategy

About You

  • 5+ years of relevant experience developing online editorial content (for a digital patient education or consumer health website) and working with content management systems, including 3 years of experience editing freelance writers. It's a plus if you've worked with medical and clinician writers.
  • Must have experience with health content (specifically related to pharmaceutical and OTC drugs, disease, conditions, and treatment) and understand specific nuances surrounding sourcing and credibility
  • Skilled at translating confusing medical and pharmaceutical language into consumer-friendly, engaging copy
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-focused with solid editing skills, as well as a deep understanding of what works on the web
  • Strong copywriter, capable of writing engaging, lively headlines and blurbs, all the while keeping the Verywell voice in mind
  • Board certification in medical editing a plus
  • College degree required

About Us

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash recruiting team will come from a or a account belonging to a Dotdash Recruiter. If you are in conversations for a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to

Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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