Medical Writer (Training)

Posted: 8/21/2019 | Expires: 9/20/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Research, Writer
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive



Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Nature, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years’ experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.


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 We are looking for a Medical Writer to join Springer Healthcare’s Sales and MSL Training team. The writer will assist in the preparation and delivery of content for pharmaceutical sales/MSL training activities. The Medical Writer will work closely with other Editorial and Client Services team members to satisfy client needs in terms of quality, commercial focus, clinical relevance/accuracy, timing, and cost. Must be able to prepare creative and engaging content for a varied audience, across multiple platforms and therapeutic areas.


This position is currently being offered in New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA.


  • Responsible for developing scientific projects and content as assigned; including writing or editing of pharma training materials, eLearning content, video scripts, magazine articles, and slide presentations across several therapeutic areas

  • Work with Client Services team to respond to RFPs or other business development opportunities, including researching therapeutic areas, proposing curricula, and participating in pitches

  • Work alongside our Instructional Designer to edit or write scientific copy, as needed, to an appropriate reading and literacy level for a variety of audiences, including scientific liaisons, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical  sales representatives

  • Resolve content-related queries from the client

  • Contribute to revenue targets by ensuring that projects are progressed as soon as possible after confirmation

  • Monitor own adherence to budget and utilization rate

  • Attend account team meetings (business development, status, copy review or medical/legal/regulatory review, job kickoffs) as well as editing team and department meetings, as available

  • Up to 10% travel 

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you


Experience, skills, and qualifications


  • Graduate degree (MS or higher) in a scientific discipline

  • scientific discipline (or licensed certification), masters or higher preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ writing and editorial experience within an agency environment

  • Experience in sales training, medical communication, or tactical medical education required; proven creativity preferred (eg, journalism, writing for a lay audience)

  • MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro proficiency required
  • Superior language and communication skills with the abilitiy to translate complex scientfic materials  into various formats efficiently

  • Work to develop/maintain customer focus, teamwork, innovation, communication, and business awareness

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also collaboratively with a team

  • Understanding of the healthcare industry





  • Familiarity with InDesign useful

  • Understanding of instructional design and adult-learning principles

  • Experience in oncology, endocrinology/diabetes, neurology, and immunology/infectious diseases is an advantage


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours






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