Monday, May 11, 2009

Medical News Writer Position

Medscape Medical News has an immediate need for a medical news writer to cover the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 18th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress (AACE), 5/13 - 5/17, in Houston.

The oral abstract and poster sessions start on Thursday, May 14. We would like to get 5 articles from the meeting and can pay $300 per article.

Each article should be about 400-800 words. Each article should have interviews with at least two sources, (1) the presenter/lead investigator and (2) an independent commentator who can provide perspective on the study's findings. Preferred independent experts include (a) the session moderator and/or someone from the society board (president, vice president, etc), (b) someone recommended by the presenter as someone who can comment on the study, or (c) a random attendee of the session (last resort). Most important is that the independent commentator not be involved with the study (hence, the independent part).

The writer would need to register him- or herself as press directly with the society. A letter of assignment can be provided by Medscape if needed.

Once coverage is arranged, I can send style guidelines and sample articles. Please send resume and clips at first contact to .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your posts about positions like this one.