Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dallas-area medical news writer needed

Medscape has an immediate need for an experienced Dallas-area medical news writer to write news stories at the following meeting.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 26th Annual Meeting (ASMBS), 06/21/09- 06/26/09, Grapevine, TX

We would like to get 5 news 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).

Deadlines would be 2-3 articles due during the meeting, and the remainder within a few days after the end of the meeting.

Candidates must have experience in writing medical news and interviewing physicians. Style guidelines and sample articles will be provided.

Qualified candidates should send resume and clips via email to Deborah Flapan, director of Medscape Medical News, at No phone calls, please.

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