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Job type: Full-time Position
Location: New York, NY
Position: Editorial Director
Organization: MedScape
Date posted: 02/22/18


Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status


The Editorial Director (ED) will plan and execute Medscape's core content plan for various Medscape specialty sites, including Infectious Diseases, Public Health, and others. In this role, the ED is responsible for developing a strategy to engage physicians and other healthcare professionals, working closely with other editors in related specialties. Focused on driving specialist engagement through the creation and posting of compelling features, the ED will recruit physician authors and develop recurring columns and special features. The ED is responsible for supporting traffic targets and tracking progress against goals.

  • Strategic content planning and budget management for sites

  • Communicating with site advisors and site advisory board

  • Content and faculty planning; solicitation of authors; management of contractual arrangements, payment, and follow-up

  • Clinical editing, coordination with copyediting and production review

  • Site updating (homepage, core resource centers, other features as needed)

  • Preparation of weekly and special MedPulse newsletters

  • Publisher's Circle (partner journal) article selections and oversight of indexers

  • Coordinating with social media editor to ensure that Medscape maintains an active and engaging experience

  • Reviewing site traffic trends and revising content plans based on traffic needs

  • Communicating with Marketing to develop surveys, special reports, and other traffic-driving special initiatives

  • Testing innovations on sites (new content, new formats)

  • Communicating and collaborating with government agencies, professional societies re partnerships

  • Managing partner content and partner pages

  • Attending and covering key professional specialty meetings as needed

  • Ensuring that information on sites is up to date and relevant


  • Minimum of college degree (combined background in medicine/journalism preferred)

  • At least 5 years of experience with a medical publication targeting professionals

  • Clinical and/or editorial experience in above specialties preferred.

  • Conversant with key/emerging issues in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Familiarity with Web publishing and basic website analytics.

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