MedComms Solutions is a Toronto-based medical communications agency. Our growing team of writers help us produce original, editorial-style articles to educate the general public, healthcare providers, and pharmaceutical executives on new developments in the medical industry and increase brand awareness.

We’re seeking freelance writing support from individuals who possess knowledge and interest in a wide range of therapeutic areas – from oncology to ophthalmology – and are enthusiastic about journalism, keeping up to date with the latest goings on in healthcare, and connecting with medical professionals.

If you’re currently working in health research or are enrolled in a graduate level university program in a medical discipline, and have strong written and verbal communication skills, we want you in our team!

Job Description

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Interpreting project briefs from the lead medical writer, including communication objectives
  • Conducting telephone or Zoom interviews with patients, HCPs, and subject matter experts
  • Gathering information, quotes, statistics, and resources on defined topics within healthcare
  • Writing short-form, original, editorial-style articles that educate the reader, incorporate appropriate quotes/callouts, and end in a clear call-to-action, as per communication objectives
  • Editing and proof-reading articles following internal and external feedback
  • Collaborating and communicating with our lead medical writer to meet project timelines

Required knowledge/skills/equipment:

  • Comfortable talking to physicians, patients, CEOs, and high-profile stakeholders
  • Able to write in a conversational, editorial-style tone to a variety of audiences – from the general public, who have limited medical knowledge, to pharmaceutical executives, who are comfortable with business terminology and less-so with scientific concepts
  • Confident using file-sharing technology (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer)
  • Comprehensive understanding of life sciences, including familiarity with diagnostics, therapeutics, and medical terminology across a number of therapeutic areas
  • Proficient at keeping within confined word counts whilst still including all relevant content
  • Fluent in Word processing, including revision tracking and comment features
  • Possession of a reliable computer and internet connection to facilitate remote working

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or health-related field (required)
  • Graduate of, or enrolled in, a medical or health sciences MSc/PhD (preferred)
  • Fluently bilingual in French and English (preferred)

At MedComms Solutions, we’re dedicated to providing learning opportunities for our team members and welcome you to apply if you are looking to expand your professional skillset. There is also plenty of opportunity for growth within the company for writers who show great initiative and work ethic.

Please send your resume and 2x writing samples to Sophie Ash at [email protected] to apply.

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