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Healthcare Content & Public Relations Manager in New York, NY at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Date Posted: 10/13/2018

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Position Description:

We are seeking an established healthcare/medical content manager/writer to develop content for a variety of audiences including patients, families, researchers and healthcare providers that inform, educate and elevate our research and educational programs about the rapidly changing neuromuscular disease landscape to support our Mission. This will include a variety of writing opportunities including medical education content, press releases, social posts, blogs, information about clinical trials, grant announcements, research grant summaries, research news, editorials/OpEds, trade journal pieces and to support the content on our MDA website.  The MDA is an umbrella organization which serves patients with more than 40 neuromuscular diseases. This is a new position that will partner with our current Medical Education Content Manager to deliver these elements as a team across our diseases.


Working with the larger Healthcare Partnerships Department, Scientific/Research Department and Clinical Care Team to:

  • Write, create and manage the development of healthcare and medical education content for healthcare providers across multiple specialties that serve our patients with neuromuscular disease, this will include traditional medical education presentations, webinars, newsletters, and publications to general and clinical audiences.
  • Contribute expertise and ideas for educational initiatives and sponsorship proposals to help provide support for our activities.
  • Conceptualize and draft patient and family oriented scientific and medical communications around MDA activities such as the following: grant funding, clinical trials, research findings, clinical breakthroughs, FDA announcements, MDA-supported advocacy calls to action, MDA grantee profiles/vignettes, MDA research blogs and researcher guest blogs, MDA-supported scientific conferences/events information.
  • Maintain and update healthcare provider, patient, family, and research-community oriented content on the MDA website.
  • Review patient/caregiver-focused educational materials prepared by third-party vendors to ensure the content is consistent with MDA messaging.
  • Create social media content including blogs and posting for our MDA channels.
  • Coordinate with other Mission team members to ensure consistency between communications targeted to patients/caregiver and professional audiences.
  • Coordinate with our digital team for release of content to appropriate audiences (email, website, blogs, twitter, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Detail minded:  Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization.  Strong attention to detail while multitasking.
  • Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively. Initiative - Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit sound and accurate judgment, including prioritization and time management skills. Able to provide support to multiple team members simultaneously.
  • Flexibility: Able to multitask in a changing work environment.  Manage competing demands and unexpected events. Willing to change approach to best fit the situation.
  • Drive: Motivated to develop and exceed business plans and to clearly set expectations and goals.  Establish and maintain collaborative relationships.



  • Approximately 10 years’ experience in healthcare or medical copywriting.
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating conceptual capabilities in both digital and print mediums (can be student/spec work) including science writing.
  • Experience writing about scientific research and drug development.
  • Experience working for or with healthcare/medical education agencies, news outlets or patient advocacy organizations.
  • Advanced scientific degree.



  • Degree in Neuroscience or related field
  • Content knowledge and/or experience writing about neuromuscular diseases

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.