MedTech Boston Is Hiring!

MedTech Boston needs a new Managing Editor – and we hope you can help us find the perfect candidate. We’re looking for a self-starter who has experience writing news and feature stories, editing content from freelancers, managing writers and interns, driving social media strategy and dissecting science-heavy topics. Ideally, this is a great position for a mid-career science journalist or editor, or for a highly motivated recent graduate.

 

The Company:

At MedTech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work in and around the city of Boston and around the country. We publish stories about people, products, events, companies and news that aim to change the face of healthcare as we know it, and we hope to create a discussion around these controversial new offerings in a city whose healthcare community is full of brilliant, but silo-ed, entities.

Just a year after going live, MedTech Boston’s weekly newsletter reaches an audience of more than 8,000 physicians and entrepreneurs. Monthly, we bring in 90,000+ views from healthcare professionals. Our focus is on HealthIT, mHealth, apps and hackathons. We do not regularly cover pharmaceuticals, medical devices or biotech.

 

The Position:

As our Managing Editor, you must be:

  • A good writer with impeccable grammar
  • Comfortable editing the work of others and providing feedback on stories from conception to publication
  • Experienced as a manager – you’ll be working with highly educated people, from interns to writers
  • Organized and trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic – working at startup often means that you’re involved in every piece of the business
  • Comfortable working with science-heavy content
  • Experienced with events planning
  • Knowledgeable about social media strategy
  • Independent and confident – sometimes we need you to just make a decision and run with it on your own
  • Excited to be part of something that’s growing – quickly – and able to jump in feet first
  • Interested in and passionate about both journalism and healthcare innovation
  • Based in Boston

On a daily basis, you’ll complete a variety of work-related tasks, including:

  • Managing our publication schedule
  • Editing work from freelancers
  • Writing your own stories
  • Managing publicity and sponsored content deals with external clients
  • Posting content on social media
  • Fielding pitches from freelancers
  • Meeting with and managing a team of interns
  • Meeting with the company’s founders to establish a cohesive strategy for the website
  • Organizing events, including larger pitch-offs and smaller monthly networking events
  • Cultivating relationships with key organizations in Boston’s healthcare innovation space

 

Perks:

MedTech Boston is a remote company and a startup, so you can work from home (or from a coffee shop, or while traveling), although you’ll occasionally attend meetings with other folks in the Boston area.

This position is a 30 hour per week contract role. You’ll manage your own schedule and make your own decisions. Pay is competitive. The company is also expanding quickly, and you’ll likely be able to hire additional staff and increase your salary options in the coming months.

 

To Apply:

Please send your resume to info@medtechboston.com. Include in your email links to two or more writing samples.

 

Deadline to Apply: ASAP (we’d like you to start working with us by beginning of February). Applications are rolling.

Paula Sokolska

Paula Sokolska

Paula is a freelance science writer and strategic communications associate at Health Leads. Formerly a managing editor at MedTech Boston, she has a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and has worked with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston Globe, Social Documentary Network, BU Today and several nonprofit organizations. She can be reached at paula.sokolska@gmail.com.
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