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Company: American Psychiatric Association
Senior Staff Writer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 17, 2013
Job ID: 1495664


The American Psychiatric Association seeks a full-time staff reporter for its twice-monthly newspaper and related electronic products to cover clinical and research news (including relevant government regulations) in the psychiatric field with a special emphasis on psychopharmacology and genetics. Position also entails writing occasional assignments in other areas, such as association news and human-interest features. Must be able to work independently on complex issues under tight deadlines and develop working relationships with researchers, the FDA, and other news sources. Travel required; video and photographic skills a plus. Must have experience as a medical reporter or editor. Pharmacy degree and Web experience preferred. Salary range $57,000 - $77,000 non negotiable.

Please send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and three writing samples by e-mail (preferably in one PDF file) to  

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  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related area with expertise in the sciences or health professions or a degree in the health professions field with extensive writing experience is required, with at least seven years’ experience writing and editing in a medical or health-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • A master’s degree in pharmacy or a scientific discipline related to medicine or the health professions is strongly preferred.


  • Experience in a professional association is preferred.


  • Experience in the health professions in an academic and research medical center or clinical practice environment is preferred.


  • Experience in photography and production of video and audio reports is preferred.


  • Proficiency on PC computer, word-processing software, and common office equipment. 

Please send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and three writing samples by e-mail (preferably in one PDF file) to

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