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Health Content and Style Editor-(contractor)

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: remote, MA, US, remote

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Health Content and Style Editor


This is a long term contract opportunity requiring 15-20 hours a week


The Health Content and Style Editor investigates all stylistic standards for patient and clinician-facing tools for the Dynamic Decision Support (DSD) team. They will research examples, suggest standardized format with an eye for readability, clarity and consistency and edit content to create a unified look across all shared decision-making tools for patients. This person will share style ideas based on research and implement the team’s decisions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures readability, clarity, flow, and consistency of DSD content for patient or clinician audiences
  • Applies plain language and health literacy best practices for web content
  • Contributes to the development and updating of editorial policies and procedures
  • Contributes to style committee meetings by conducting research, sourcing information, and executing the decisions made at the meetings
  • Ensures content adheres to house style guide and other style guides as needed
  • Ensures new style changes and updates are completed and maintained across the content set
  • Communicates and collaborates professionally with writers/editors as needed
  • Assists with content maintenance and updates

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Communications, Journalism, Education, or similar)
  • 3+ years of editing experience and demonstrated knowledge of editorial processes (e.g., querying writers, maintaining version control)
  • 2+ years of creating medical and patient information employing principles of health literacy and plain language
  • Experience writing for the web with a focus on readability, clarity of meaning, and consistency
  • 2+ years of experience requiring excellent writing skills and critical thinking skills
  • 2+ years of experience with MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Enjoys working on a team and can work independently with little supervision
  • Communicates clearly, listens actively, and can influence others in a constructive way
  • Familiarity with AMA style
  • Experience working with an in-house style guide
  • Experience in a publishing environment a plus

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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