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APCO WorldwideChicago, IL
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Headquartered in Washington DC, APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy assisting the leading private as well as public sector organizations navigating the challenges of the present day. Also, the company helps organizations navigate present-day challenges, act with agility, anticipate social risks, and builds reputations of the organizations, solutions and relationships to succeed. APCO is an independent and also a majority-women owned business. Most vitally, the company is a trusted partner of the clients helping them anticipate, execute, plan and secure their futures through its in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and more. In a mercurial global context and a time of transformational change, the company strives to add value to enterprises and benefit society. Jobs, as well as internship opportunities in the categories of finance, communications, and more, can be found on the company’s official website’s career page.

Job Description

APCO Worldwide is seeking an experienced health and medical writer to join its growing health team. We are open to all North America office locations.

The medical writer works closely with cross-functional team members to ensure that materials produced by the agency for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry and other scientific organizations are of the highest quality in terms of accuracy, utility, clarity, readability, and appeal. They will also be the day-to-day client contact for medium to large-sized editorial projects assigned to them or editorial lead on small accounts. Key to this role will be the quality of the written materials developed and the ability to work within deadlines and budgets.

About the Job

* Develop, copywrite, copyedit and/or fact-check a variety of promotional and educational materials for patients, consumers, physicians, policy makers, media and other healthcare professionals, from manuscript through print and/or digital production.

* Make scientific writing clear and precise.

* Ensure that facts, data, and scientific units are correct and have been used consistently; formatting text to comply with AMA guidelines as well as brand style.

* Support account teams, when needed, in researching medical references and article retrieval.

Key Responsibilities

* Management and development of a range of editorial materials such as publications, meeting materials, slide kits, sharable social content and media resources also included researching, writing and editing, with limited oversight.

* Keeping abreast of new developments within the health, life sciences and medical/scientific community and passing on of knowledge to the internal team and external clients, where appropriate.

Key Candidate Requirements

* Life sciences degree, preferably a higher degree

* At least 4-7 years of experience

* Demonstrable competence in scientific and commercial writing with the ability to adapt to different target audiences and styles

* Previous experience of working within the pharmaceutical/life sciences industry in-house, at a medical communications agency, medical or academic institution, media outlet, etc.

* Knowledge of publications planning and experience of writing manuscripts

* A passion for medical/scientific topics and are eager to share your learnings

* Experience in a wide range of therapeutic and disease state areas

* Attention to detail and scientific accuracy

* Excellent time management and project organizational skills

APCO Worldwide is a global communication consultancy. We help the most innovative organizations adapt and thrive in this fast-moving, interconnected and complex world. We do this for all types of organizations, in all industries and in all situations. We partner with clients to guide them through a changing, complex global environment, enabling them to reach their business and societal goals. We bring our clients' work to life creatively and digitally through diverse thinking and a campaign mentality that embraces a variety of integrated tactics to achieve success. Our work impacts bottom lines; creates and protects jobs; defines issues important to society; improves workplaces and communities; gains visibility for and gives voice to those who may not typically be heard; and much more. Simply put, our work is impactful, meaningful, and problem-solving or opportunity-creating. APCO is a majority employee- and women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" 2017 Best Large Agency to Work For 2013-2014 and one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

EOE M/F/V/D
Associated topics: diet, drug development, health, histotechnologist, injury, patient, pharmaceutical, pharmacy, trauma, virus

TASKS

  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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APCO Worldwide

Type

Company - Private

Size

Medium

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Multiple locations

Founded

1984

CEO

Brad Staples

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