American Cancer Society Associate Medical Editor in Atlanta, Georgia

Associate Medical Editor

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Job ID #: 23303


Georgia - Atlanta

Functional Area:



Cancer Control

Position Type:

Full-Time Exempt

Education Required:

Bachelors Degree

Experience Required:

5 - 7 Years

Relocation Provided:


Position Description

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2.5 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

Researches, develops, and edits medical and scientific information as part of a comprehensive cancer information delivery system. Serves as a knowledgeable oncology patient care resource to the organization.

• Assists with development, editing, and review of cancer-related informational content for the Society’s website, internal databases used by the Society’s National Cancer Information Center, ACS-supported websites, publications, and educational pamphlets.

• Critically evaluates medical literature to assess reliability and relevance of findings for a lay audience.

• Makes corrections, recommendations, and suggestions for editorial changes in existing content as appropriate.

• Ensures and maintains accurate content that is current and balanced.

• Performs original writing and editing of cancer information.

• Assists in the development of new methods of educating the public about oncology issues.

• Maintains integrity of content to ensure consistency with ACS guidelines, policies, and philosophy.

• Provides as-needed support for questions from National Cancer Information Center (NCIC).

• Works with leadership at the NCIC as a medical content liaison between the medical editor team and the NCIC staff.

• Works with leadership at NCIC to identify learning needs of staff and to develop strategies to address needs and ongoing education.

• Acts as consultant for special projects, news articles, newsletters, television specials, and/or columns.

• Other projects as necessary.

Position Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Master’s degree in nursing or related field; minimum of 5 years’ clinical oncology experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; OCN or other oncology nursing certification preferred.

• Knowledge of health literacy and use of plain language in writing and communication.

• Ability to synthesize information from medical/scientific literature and communicate such information and responses to complex medical questions in plain language.

• Commitment to patient education. Excellent medical writing skills and computer/Internet literacy, with proficiency in editorial and analytical abilities.

• Working knowledge of AMA and other editorial styles as well as readability and health literacy issues; able to organize and write medical content for people at high school grade levels and lower. Ability to write easy to understand cancer-related information.

• Adept in Microsoft Word, Excel and searching electronic databases.

• Self-motivated, organized, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Creative thinker.

• Ability to work in team environment with writers, editors, and other medical professionals.

• Experience interacting with internal stakeholders including integrative marketing, corporate communications, design, and user experience.

• Fluency or proficiency in Spanish highly desired.

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

• No or very limited physical effort required.

• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

• Some travel to the NCIC in Austin, Texas may be needed.

Meets regularly with Director and other members of editorial team for work planning purposes; submits work reports on a regular basis.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.