Freelance Writer, Well-Being (Cannabis)

Good RX

Remote

Freelance (Ongoing)

Production

Apr 25

About the role:

GoodRx is seeking freelance writers to contribute content in conjunction with our Editorial team. We’re looking for writers who are passionate about objective research, crafting content that brings health topics to life through engaging storytelling, and helping readers understand their health and healthcare options. You will use your journalism and research expertise to write short- and long-form articles that are insightful, empowering, and grounded in scientific evidence. 

Most articles are about 800 to 1,200 words, with pay set at $500 per piece. The number and kind of pieces may vary according to our editorial needs as well as your availability, expertise, and interest. We will initially work on a trial basis and then discuss regular contributions.

We require writers to adhere closely to our style and sourcing guidelines, as well as to use empathetic and inclusive language. Experience writing consumer-facing health content is a must.

At this time, we are building out our roster of freelance writers for posts related to cannabis. We are interested in exploring the health benefits of cannabis with regard to a range of conditions, from pain to mental health issues. We’re also looking at the side effects of cannabis use, its potential risks, and how the substance can be misused. Most of all, we’re looking for content that examines cannabis from a balanced perspective: from the medical and mental health sides as well as the practical user experience. 

As with all of our content, our cannabis posts should be authoritative, accessible, and helpful for as wide of an audience as possible. We are targeting readers who may be using cannabis for medical and/or personal reasons.

We’re not interested in cannabis content that is geared toward particular products, brands, dispensaries, etc. For the most part, we are also not interested in the business side of the cannabis industry (unless something comes up that could have health impacts for those who use cannabis.) 

Ultimately, cannabis is an emerging topic with lots of new research arriving, and so our writer(s) will need to have a good grasp of available sources to cite, as well as an eye to where our understanding of cannabis may be headed. Being able to regularly pitch new ideas related to cannabis is a must.

Please have a look at our site to familiarize yourself with the kind of cannabis content we have published in the past. The top candidates will be able to discuss new content areas we can explore together and contribute to building an editorial pipeline of blog posts and longer articles.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Exceptional written English and communication skills
  • Experience writing for a general consumer audience
  • Experience following a company style guide 
  • General understanding of SEO 
  • Experience interviewing healthcare experts is a plus
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Ability to work independently and on deadline
  • Ability to interpret research studies and simplify complex health and research concepts
  • A passion for making an impact in real people’s lives with meaningful content and information

Requirements:

  • Proven track record of publishing high-quality health content online
  • Experience covering primary research articles on science/health/medicine
  • Authorship in an online consumer-facing publication
  • Experience writing and/or fact checking cannabis-related content for a general audience
  • Advanced degree, training, or licensure with a focus on cannabis and/or substance use preferred


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