Research Communications and Medical Writer Lead
Humana Healthcare Research needs your communications and medical writing skills to help us tell a compelling story about healthcare today. We’re passionate about using our research to provide thought leadership around the most critical and relevant issues facing the healthcare industry. We encourage you to dive into your passion for research communications to help Humana inform healthcare delivery by disseminating our robust research through peer-reviewed publications. We’re looking for a driven, innovative person who is interested in using their writing, research, and communication skills to help Humana make lasting, positive changes in the healthcare industry.
Humana’s research organization is seeking a Research Communications and Medical Writer Lead. As the Research Communications lead, you will work with partners in corporate communications to amplify the impact of Humana publications through press releases, website development, LinkedIn posts and other activities. As a medical writer, you will work collaboratively to design and develop thought leadership content including editorials and perspectives on a wide variety of topics including health policy, value based care, home health and more. The Medical Writer may also assist in the development of manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications while owning Humana’s overall research communication strategy:
- Develop and lead communication strategy and dissemination of Humana research and peer reviewed publications, including press releases and other communications to diverse audiences, including clinician, health policy and lay audiences.
- Support the development of an academic research editorial calendar, aligned with other thought leadership and brand support strategies across the company.
- Lead Humana’s Research and Communications Advisory council and ensure decisions are documented and executed.
- Utilize excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with leading academics, Humana’s Chief Medical Officer and other thought leaders to co-create editorials, perspectives and other thought leadership content.
- Lead the publication strategy associated with thought leadership products, including the journal or blog selection and submission.
- At times, this individual will be responsible for writing, substantively editing, and copyediting scientific manuscripts, abstracts, posters and slide presentations based on studies produced by HHR. Occasionally this will include the results of Quality Improvement initiatives or research by groups across Humana. Medical writing needs will vary by project.
- Lead literature searches to support research initiatives and editorials.
- Master’s degree with at least 5 to 8 years of highly related work experience in research and technical communications (journalism, communications and a health or science background).
- Strong organizational and communication skills, with an emphasis on writing.
- Attention to detail in composing, editing, typing and proofing materials for print and electronic media.
- Ability to lead through influence in collaborative research communications and thought leadership meetings.
- Adaptable personality with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and to conduct advance planning and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to represent Humana’s research and positions in peer-reviewed publications, written communications and collaborative meetings with external parties.
- Strong preference for a candidate with a Masters or PhD with healthcare / research -oriented focus (e.g., health services, public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, biostatistics).
- Health policy experience and expertise.
- Experience working with clinical, claims, pharmacy or other health services data.
- Strong business acumen and managed care experience.
- Understanding of writing guidelines and scientific requirements for producing published literature.
- Knowledge of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, American Medical Association, and other style guidelines.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 Eastern/Central
Expected travel: 5% to 10%
Our Hiring Process
As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we may contact you via text message and email to gather more information we use a software platform called Montage. Montage Text, Scheduling and Video technologies allow you to interact with us at the time and location most convenient for you.
If you are selected to move forward from your application prescreen, you may receive correspondence inviting you to participate in a pre-recorded Voice, Text Messaging and/or Video interview. Your recorded interview will be reviewed and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.