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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
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Are you thinking about transitioning from a research career to a communications-focused role? Or perhaps you are a seasoned science writer looking to align yourself with a new mission and purpose. Look no further!
We are excited to recruit a Senior Science Writer/Editor reporting to our Senior Director, Editorial in MSK's Marketing and Communications Department. As a principal liaison with executive leadership at the Sloan Kettering Institute, you will collaborate closely with scientists to develop a communications strategy to enhance SKI's reputation as a world-renowned research institution committed to the basic and translational science that leads to breakthrough cancer treatments. You will initiate, implement and supervise projects to educate readers about the ongoing research at SKI and elsewhere at MSK for audiences including, researchers, potential recruits, donors and journalists. This is a critical and strategic role where you will take the lead in making recommendations about scientific research to highlight through our marketing channels.
Learn more about SKI here
Write and edit communications and publications for MSK on research and institutional topics
Meet and interview scientific researchers for reports and articles that may appear in a variety of channels -- including our flagship magazine MSK News, award-winning Annual Report and MSKCC.org
Review research studies and make coverage recommendations
Act as project facilitator and manager for designated initiatives
Interact with scientific leadership and take primary responsibility for complex, multi-faceted projects/articles that require extensive preparation and editorial review
See projects through all editorial changes and approvals
Provide editorial support and guidance to freelancers, internal stakeholders, and other staff writers
Suggest and execute strategic marketing/editorial goals for SKI
Prepare quarterly reports on M&C's integrated efforts to promote SKI
6+ years of experience in science writing or science journalism
Proven expertise in writing about biology, health, medicine, and complex cancer-related topics for lay audiences
Strong proficiency and understanding of web content, keywords, and other digital best practices
Excellent communication and storytelling abilities to engage and excite audiences
A track record of collaborating and developing strong relationships with senior leaders and colleagues
An understanding of industry trends
Enthusiasm and genuine interest in MSK's mission
Please include a link to your portfolio or writing samples.
*Must be local to the Northeast corridor and have flexibility to meet on-site with staff in NYC as needed
Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility
We believe in communication, openness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It's important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.