Senior Medical Writer

Location: New York, USA Salary: competitive
Sector: Creative Type: Permanent

This opportunity is at a leading global medical communications agency that is investing heavily into the growth of their New York office. This agency is looking for an experienced medical writer to join their team.

Daily Role:

  • Develops clear, concise outlines, on-target first drafts, and proactively incorporates data/revisions
  • Cultivates expertise in assigned therapeutic areas
  • Maintains focus and completes projects in timely manner, meeting project timeline, and staying within budget (assuming project scope does not change)
  • Assesses each project to proactively identify areas that will require assistance from others (ie, graphic design, editorial support); elicits help as needed
  • Assesses potential projects to provide an estimate of writing time required for completion
  • Demonstrates ability to balance multiple projects for multiple clients
  • Assists new/junior employees with content development activities and serves as a resource for questions
  • Ensures flow, content, and grammar are appropriate
  • Enhances clarity and grammatical accuracy of the writing while maintaining the voice/tone/thoughts of external authors
  • Ensures scientific accuracy while editing and referencing
  • Reviews and revises program content as needed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepares speakers for their presentations in a professional manner
  • Anticipates additional onsite needs and proactively prepares for these needs
  • Proactively assists project team; acts as a collaborative team member
  • Is prepared to discuss topline information pertaining to content of business development meetings; educates internal, nonmedical team members about content-related issues
  • Ensures that information is communicated effectively within internal project teams
  • Keeps project team and manager apprised of project(s) status (through weekly status meetings or routine email communications) and challenges encountered during the project (eg, changes in scope, delays in receiving comments)
  • Functions as primary client and/or external author contact, as needed
  • Prioritizes work, as appropriate and with help of project team and manager
  • Proactively provides input to team members to enhance project outcomes
  • Offers to assist others in times of slow workloads and requests assistance during times of heavy workloads
  • Improves clarity in others' writing


  • PharmD or PhD
  • 3+ years of medical writing experience; 3+ years of experience in the editorial process
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Proficiency in Internet and PubMed searches
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team

Sthree US is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.