Under the direction of the Perspective Editor, this position carries out research on a variety of topics relevant to articles in The New England Journal of Medicine's Perspective section. Topics researched are at the intersection of medicine and society such as health policy and politics, health economics, global health, medical education, health law, and medical ethics. This role identifies and obtains photographs, other graphic material, and data to create information graphics for articles and to feature weekly on the online Health Policy & Reform center and the Medicine & Society page. This position will also research and report to Editors on potential topics for Perspective Briefs and potential new directions for the online Perspective section. Plays a key role in implementing online initiatives, and actively curates Perspective-related Web pages. Arranges, edits, and uploads audio interviews for podcast. Serves as a liaison to contractors and others, internally and externally, who help to provide or publish online content.
Must be proficient in the use of electronic media, as well as a wide range of literature sources, and have the demonstrated skills to carry out detailed research.
Must display sound judgment, tact, and discretion, while working under pressure and meeting frequent deadlines.
The position requires both creative energy and respect for a team approach to editorial development.
A bachelor’s degree is required.
Two years of experience in an academic or editorial environment preferred.
Experience with Web development a preferred.
Familiarity with medicine, health policy, and other areas covered by the Perspective section is preferred.
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