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Freelance Patient Content Writer

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is seeking a freelance writer with health or clinical knowledge to edit and develop content for our web-based patient platform. The goal is to create a full resource library and personalized curated resources for colorectal cancer patients and caregivers to help them on their cancer journey. The position is for contractual work through October 2022 at approximately 20 hours a week. Hourly rate is negotiable based on experience level.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime. We help patients, families, survivors, and caregivers navigate diagnosis and treatment options, connect them with those who can share experiences and knowledge, and identify resources to meet their needs. We partner with healthcare professionals and social influencers to raise awareness of preventative screening, and we collaborate with researchers to better understand the disease and fund critical research. Our efforts are urgent, effective, and efficient because we believe that tomorrow can’t wait.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform basic research on assigned topics and synthesize articles that provide value to the patient or caregiver. 
  • Conduct a mapping exercise to match content to resource folders based on patient profiles and areas of interest
  • Adhere to Alliance editorial standards and practices, and integrate those standards into both edited and new content creation.
  • Collaborate across teams including patient and family support, marketing, and medical affairs staff members.

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and communication skills, including copywriting, editing, SEO, and writing for the web.
  • Plain language and health literacy expertise.
  • Experience with writing about treatment information, working understanding of cancer treatments preferred. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail and follow-through.

It is not an understatement to say this position will be part of a team responsible for saving thousands of lives and improving countless more. With 1.4 million people in the US living with colorectal cancer, we have urgency to find someone who can deliver results immediately. If you believe you have the experiences and ability to successfully achieve these goals, we’d like to hear from you! Interested candidates may apply by sending an email with a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance.org. Please include “Freelance Patient Content Writer" in the subject of the email. To view all job opportunities at the Alliance, visit https://www.ccalliance.org/careers.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is committed to providing a productive and professional environment in which volunteers and staff work together with mutual respect and appreciation of their diversity to achieve the mission of the organization. The Alliance believes it is important to be genuinely representative of the community we serve, and in the importance of creating programs and activities, and collateral materials, that are culturally sensitive and responsive to all communities’ needs. This is essential to increasing colorectal cancer prevention and survivorship rates. Furthermore, we strive for an inclusive environment where volunteers, staff, and others who support the Colorectal Cancer Alliance reflect the full diversity of people affected by colorectal cancer and feel welcome to share their talents, skills, and passions in pursuit of our mission.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

Location

This position can be based in either the Alliance’s Washington, DC headquarters or be fully remote.

How to apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ccalliance.org. Please include "Freelance Patient Content Writer" in the subject of the email. To view all job opportunities at the Alliance, visit https://www.ccalliance.org/careers.

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