Freelance Health Writer
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Ro is the healthcare technology company building a patient-centric healthcare system. Ro's vertically-integrated primary care platform powers a personalized, end-to-end healthcare experience from diagnosis, to delivery of medication, to ongoing care. With a nationwide provider network, in-home care API, and proprietary pharmacy distribution centers, Ro is the only company to seamlessly connect telehealth and in-home care, diagnostics, and pharmacy services nationwide to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare without the need for insurance. Since 2017, Ro has facilitated more than six million digital healthcare visits in nearly every county in the United States, including 98% of primary care deserts. Ro also provides its patient-centric solutions including Workpath, its in-home care API, and Kit, its at-home diagnostic testing service, to other healthcare companies. Visit Ro.co for more information.
Ro was named #2 in Wellness on Fast Company's 2019 list of the World's Most Innovative Companies, listed by Inc. Magazine as a Best Place to Work in 2020 and 2021, and named one of FORTUNE's 2021 Best Workplaces In Health Care.
As Freelance Health Writer, you’ll work as part of the Health Guide editorial team, producing high-quality material intended for the general public. You’ll help us make Health Guide—Ro’s digital publication—the go-to online resource for medical information.
Who are you? That's a great question. You’re someone who believes in the power of medical journalism to shape the health of everyone around the world. You have a passion for communicating to people through the written word, and you’re talented at it. You understand how to craft an article to make it engaging and are willing to follow specific guidelines for SEO. You know how to put pen to paper and come up with information that is empathetic, informative, and rigorously researched yet easily understood. You may not know who is reading your articles, but you know they’re getting the answers they need directly and objectively.
What You’ll Do:
- Researching: Research topics in depth while relying on scholarly resources for information
- Writing: Write original copy while translating complex medical information into easily digestible information. Articles are in the form of prose and get published on Health Guide. You will write articles on topics such as epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Check out some examples here, here, and here
- Optimizing: All Health Guide articles are checked for medical accuracy and completeness by a medical reviewer. Freelance Health Writers work with an editor and the medical reviewer to optimize each article, add new information, make sure everything is well cited, and include diagrams, images, charts, and other media as appropriate
What You’ll Bring to the Team:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher and at least one year of experience writing about medical topics for the general public
- This role is not appropriate for people who only have experience with non-medical writing, regulatory writing, writing for peer-reviewed journals, brochure writing, or creating slide decks
- Experience navigating PubMed
- Experience writing for SEO and familiarity with sites such as Ahrefs and Clearscope (a bonus, but not necessary)
- Ability to communicate complex scientific and medical information to the lay public
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Adept at learning new technology
- Available to create between 3–5 pieces per week
If this sounds familiar, we'd love to hear from you. Please send a quick blurb about your experience and a few samples of your work.
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