Principal Technical Writer - Physician Editor , Neurology in Waltham, MA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Wolters Kluwer   •  

Waltham, MA 02454

Industry: Technical Services


Not Specified years

Posted 53 days ago

The Principal Technical WriterPhysician Editor, Neurology will use his/her clinical knowledge to edit submissions from outside expert authors. The editing process ensures that the topic addresses the important clinical questions that arise when diagnosing or managing a specific disorder, presents information clearly and succinctly, and provides evidence-based and actionable recommendations for care. These tasks require the editor to have a broad understanding of clinical issues and an ability to evaluate the literature.


Principal Technical Writers (Physician Editors) review and edit the new contributions from our external expert authors to make sure they address the questions that a practicing clinician might have. Topics must contain specific and actionable recommendations and describe the supporting evidence. Updating is an equally important component of the work and is usually initiated by the physician editor, who is responsible for monitoring the literature for new developments and identifying topics that need updating.

Physician editors also systematically review existing topics for clarity, completeness, and clinical relevance. This work is not done in isolation. UpToDate editors work closely with outside authors, section editors, editors-in-chief, and peer reviewers to ensure the material is accurate and free of bias. In addition, in-house editorial and graphics assistants work with the physician editors to produce and maintain each topic.

Extensive editorial training is provided to help the editor learn critical skills for evaluating the literature and creating content in the UpToDate style. Training is overseen by at least two senior physician editors. All new topics are read and reviewed by the training editors until a new physician editor achieves a satisfactory level of independence. Work takes place at UpToDate's offices in Waltham, MA. The physician editors in different specialties interact with each other daily, since there is often overlap between specialties.


Required Education:

• Medical Degree

• Board Certification/Eligibility in Neurology

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Impeccable communication skills: verbal, writing, and listening

• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at different skill levels

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

• Ability to give and receive feedback effectively

• Interest in critical analysis of the medical literature (skills can be learned on the job)

• Ability to spend 80 to 90% of the work week at the UpToDate offices in Waltham, and 10 to 20% in a relevant clinical setting

Valid Through: 2019-10-21