Graduate medical education firm seeks candidates for the position of "Staff Editor"
This is a contracted position, and will not lead to permanent employment.
Staff Editors will assist our in-house team with application documents for our current medical students and graduates. Documents include but are not limited to
Assisting medical students to complete the essay component of their residency applications. The ideal candidate is an experienced writer that possesses superior technical writing skills. The ability to listen, communicate, and remain organized is also a must. To succeed in this contracted position you must be a self-starter. Also, candidates should have the interpersonal, organizational, and conceptual skills necessary to help applicants define their vision, find their voice, and guide them in articulating their achievements and experiences in well-organized essays. The ideal candidate for the position must have a penchant for writing prose, storytelling, and a desire to help others achieve their goals. A perk of the position is that candidates can work remotely from the comforts of their own home office, as long as they have internet access. All communication with applicants will be via Skype and Email. You will also have the support of the company's experienced managers who can provide you with assistance and additional resources as needed.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Most PI's and clinical Professors request the student submit a LOR for their review and signature staff editors work directly with the student in developing the LOR for submission.
Have experience in technical writing and medical CVs
Graduate degree from top University/College
Professional writing experience
Experience working 1:1 in a coaching capacity
Strong project, time management, and organization skills.
Project management certification preferred
Neat and professional appearance
Ability to effectively listen, persuades, and motivate
Bonus; Medical Terminology
Job Type: Contract
A typical project would entail the following:
You will likely be provided with a draft admissions essay already written by an applicant, however, in some cases, the client may not yet have completed an initial draft.
You will participate in a one-hour initial discussion with the applicant. During this discussion, you will either review the contents of the draft essay or conduct a brainstorming session with the applicant to help the applicant more fully plan an essay's structure and themes.
You will then review and edit the client's draft essay for content, structure, readability, and technical accuracy such as grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, incorporating what you learned during the discussion. Then you will send this first draft of the essay back to the applicant for their review and comment.
You will then conduct a second 1-hour discussion to review the edited version of the essay and discuss any ideas or concerns the applicant has.
After one final round of edits, the essay will be finished and the project will be complete.
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