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Children's Hospital Boston Sr Science Writer in Boston, Massachusetts

53614BRTitle:Sr Science WriterDepartment:Childrens Hospital TrustAutoReqId:53614BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Children’s Hospital Trust Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Sr. Science Writer will be responsible for:

  • Writing and editing articles, press releases, pitch letters, social media content and collateral materials that cover basic, translational and clinical research.

  • Identifying and vetting potential stories, researching, and writing the majority of feature articles and supporting materials for the Hospital’s research communication vehicles. Translating journal articles into press releases or pitches for external publicity purposes.

  • Translating complex scientific terminology and concepts for clinical, scientific and lay audiences.

  • Coordinating writing projects that require production and design with the Manager of Communications, Senior Writer and Graphic Designers, as well as with outside design assistance.

  • Ensuring all written materials are consistent with the graphic standards of the institution and advises others on the importance of the Hospital’s graphic standards and branding.

  • Following scientific and health journals, research presentations and other sources to identify the Hospital’s authors and assessing news value.

  • Supporting the writing needs of other functional areas in the department, as needed.

  • Assigning writing to and oversees junior writers as needed.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in communications or in a closely related field and 8 to 10 years of experience in science and medical writing (or equivalent experience in directly related work in a health care setting).

  • A broad range of skills in writing and in coordinating writing projects.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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