Content Writer/Producer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Depends on Experience
May 10, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

The Writer/Content Producer will work with the directors of Content and Creative Services and Media Relations, as well as other Communications Department editors and staff, and DFCI senior administrators, to formulate and produce content that helps support and advance the reputation of Dana-Farber.




  • Write a wide variety of content for physician, researcher, and consumer audiences, including:
    • Patient stories Blog posts Research stories Press Releases
    Develop non-traditional content including visual/infographic stories, slide shows and other multimedia content. Produce video content Work with social media team to provide social-optimized content to drive traffic to digital channels Work with content management system to upload content and optimize for search Deepen understanding and knowledge of cancer science Work with analytics to develop ideas as part of the content planning process Edit or proofread other stories and press releases as needed Support international marketing specialist with custom content for international audiences Maintain and develop a deep set of Institute sources and contacts in areas across the Institute Manage workload to meet assigned deadlines Other duties as assigned


A bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, communications or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of professional writing experience for print and digital channels is required. In addition, the candidate should have:




  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills and knowledge of grammar and spelling; Ability to write thoughtfully and prolifically and consistently meet deadlines; Perceptive and probing interview skills; Versatility to modify writing style for different audiences and purposes; Ability to understand and translate complex scientific research into understandable, lay-friendly content Ability to relate technical material in a variety of fields—administration, human resources, facilities and finance—in a style that is easily comprehensible to general readers. Understanding of corporate blogging principles and best practices including SEO, working with visual content, and working within content management system Current with social media trends and best practices Ability to negotiate and be diplomatic, especially during the text-clearing process which may involve working with several administrators with competing requests for edits; Editorial and storytelling vision (for both written and spoken words) to know what is informative, interesting and important.