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ETHOS Health Communications is a rapidly growing, high-energy, team-focused company committed to improving patient health through comprehensive science-centered research and education. If you feel strongly about medical education and contributing to the improvement of patients’ lives, please contact us.

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Medical Writer – Sales Training

The Medical Writer-Sales Training works under the direct supervision of the Account Director and/or Scientific Director(s) to develop evidence-based content that meets the strategic objectives of the client, and adheres to all standard operating procedures for ETHOS and the client.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

  • Translate science into clinical benefit to develop educational materials for sales representatives and Medical Science liaisons (MSLs)
  • Develop scientific projects and content as assigned; including writing or editing of training materials, eLearning content, video scripts, magazine articles, and slide presentations across several therapeutic areas
  • Develop client-ready drafts of content in various forms including:
    • Writing to the standards, format and requirements of our clients
    • Supporting the ETHOS team in the medical/legal/regulatory (MLR) review process, answering all queries from the MLR review committee, and understanding and implementing the required changes
  • Work alongside the Instructional Designer to edit or write scientific copy as needed to an appropriate reading and literacy level for a variety of audiences, including scientific liaisons, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical representatives
  • Manage external medical writers or thought leader contributors to ensure that content developed is of the highest editorial quality, and in alignment with client expectations and medical/legal/regulatory requirements and processes
  • Develop content outlines that contain a clearly highlighted story arc and a complete reference list
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Organize and annotate references
    • This must be done in accordance with the client's directives or house style
  • Collaborate with internal ETHOS team members as required
  • Attend internal meetings (eg, kickoff and creative) and external (eg, client planning sessions or live events) as assigned
  • Interact with clients in various formats, such as live meetings, teleconferences, and webinars
  • Work with New Business Development team to respond to RFPs or other business development opportunities, including researching therapeutic areas, proposing curricula, and participating in pitches
  • Monitor own adherence to budget, utilization rate and billable hours criteria

 

The team's Strategic Account Directors and Scientific Directors will issue the majority of the directives regarding the development and refinement of content. The Scientific Director will provide training, development, and work assignments to establish writing and editorial protocol to be followed, assign miscellaneous tasks, and provide feedback on the medical writer's performance.

 

 

Required Experience and Skill:

 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word®, PowerPoint®, Excel®, Adobe Acrobat®, and reference-management software (eg, EndNote®)
  • Proficiency in conducting Internet searches (particularly of PubMed)
  • Working knowledge of the AMA Manual of Style
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and time management skills
  • Ability to make defensible judgment calls that will meet with the approval of the team
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills; this includes the ability to formulate queries that will elicit appropriate feedback from reviewers

 

Additional Desired Skills

 

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interpret clinical and preclinical data from complex tables and graphs
  • Solid science or clinical background enabling new subject areas to be learned quickly
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with scientific, clinical, and business developments in relevant therapeutic areas
  • Detail oriented
  • Science background is preferred; advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) is not required

 

About ETHOS:

 

ETHOS Health Communications is an award-winning medical communications agency that partners with leading pharmaceutical and biotech marketing and medical teams to build and communicate the science of medicine. We provide value-added strategic and tactical services that transform the potential of a brand into commercial success across its lifecycle, from early clinical and commercial development and launch through end of exclusivity optimization. ETHOS was founded in 2002 by two entrepreneurs with an understanding that translating the science of a therapy into clinical benefit for the stakeholders of care should be its "prime directive." Our growing staff consists of professionals with advanced degrees in science as well as those with extensive strategic brand marketing and consulting credentials. Together we've created a culture that is passionate and creative, flexible and efficient, and attentive and accountable to the individualized needs of our clients.

 

ETHOS is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Contact Information:

Patricia D. Kelly
Vice President - Human Resources
ETHOS Health Communications, Inc.
777 Township Line Road
Suite 300
Yardley, PA 19067
215-867-1900 (phone)
215-867-1906 (fax)
www.ethoshc.com

 

Art Director

The Art Director is responsible for developing the overarching visual style, artistic themes, and tone of program elements, while ensuring brands’ strategic objectives are met. This person will collaborate with the Sr. Art Director to design meaningful and effective materials for medical education programs, as well as promotional concepts, in keeping with brand standards. The Art Director develops and produces innovative creative concepts and ideas that push conventional design boundaries. This person collaborates with internal account teams to manage creative program elements and to ensure all deliverables are completed to ETHOS high standards of quality, in a timely fashion and within budget. With a solid understanding of brand and client goals, the Art Director will develop impactful, strategically driven creative tactics. The Art Director must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with team members, including: Account Directors, Program Managers, Scientific Directors, Medical Writers, other Art Directors, as well as the VP, Creative Services. The Art Director will stay current with industry best practices and innovations for creative design, typography, as well as interactive marketing and digital media trends.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Collaborate with Account Director and Content teams to develop original creative concepts through to final execution for each assigned brand
    • Clearly understand the strategic objectives for each program and translate these objectives into meaningful and effective deliverables
    • Develop overarching visual style to align with each program element
  • Work closely with Program Managers and Account Director to monitor all project deliverables and deadlines
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions
  • Create innovative branded and unbranded concepts
  • Provide insightful creative input during team status meetings
  • Present your ideas internally and externally to clients
  • Together with Sr. Art Director, manage and prioritize project workload
    • Work within allotted hours, budgets, and deadlines
  • Manage outsourced projects; coordinate with printers and other contract vendors
    • Provide detailed art direction and monitor progress
    • Supervise deliverables and quality, while keeping within scope and budget
  • Manage, recommend, design and develop tactics for both traditional and digital media, such as: medical and promotional presentations, sales training modules, tradeshow materials, brochures, posters, interactive presentations, email and ad unit campaigns, videos, etc.
    • Assist with designing various ETHOS marketing materials
    • Assist with new business development
      • Design sample creative ideas and engaging infographics for Proposals
  • Deliverables are completed based on ETHOS Standards of Excellence, per timeline, and in compliance with budgeted hours

 

SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, PROFICIENCIES:

 

  • Creative thinker who can understand strategic objectives and translate them into meaningful multi-channel creative solutions
  • Personable team player and multitasker who can expertly deliver projects on tight deadlines, and with-in budget
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must possess exceptional computer skills. Macintosh operating system a must. PC knowledge a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of print production process, user interface design, interactive media design, image optimization, and industry best practices
  • Macintosh; Advanced knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office and Acrobat

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • BA/BS in advertising, communication design or visual arts
  • 2-3 years experience working as an Art Director in medical communications, marketing, or advertising agencies; or 4 years design experience in an agency setting is required
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide targeted solutions, from concept to development, and through to final production of tactics
  • Experience with brand development, new business development, producing materials for medical education programs, brainstorming promotional concepts
  • Experience designing interactive marketing projects: HTML5, CSS, website design and i-Pad application design and development
  • Ability to manage challenging situations and multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both orally and written
  • Ability to function well in a team environment

 

ABOUT ETHOS:

ETHOS is a rapidly growing, high-energy, team-focused company committed to improving patient health through comprehensive science-centered research and education. If you feel strongly about medical education and contributing toward helping to improve patients’ lives, please contact us. Please include your resume and salary requirements.

 

 

ETHOS is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Patricia D. Kelly
Vice President - Human Resources
ETHOS Health Communications, Inc.
777 Township Line Road
Suite 300
Yardley, PA 19067
215-867-1900 (phone)
215-867-1906 (fax)
careers@ethoshc.com

 

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