Job Description

InvestorPlace Media, LLC is looking for an experienced Executive Editor role for our award-winning paid newsletter products.  This is an excellent opportunity for a highly visible position with great growth potential for those interested in a career in the financial services industry.


Job Requirements

Ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years of experience working on deadline with excellent editorial, writing and interpersonal skills. Candidate will be responsible for managing and mentoring an editorial team.  In addition there is responsibility for the overall editorial quality of our investment newsletters and websites, and a great opportunity to contribute to an industry leader in the fast-paced world of investment publishing. Along with editing daily, weekly and monthly newsletter content, reports and marketing materials, the Executive Editor will perform research, maintain/audit an online portfolio and must have excellent analytical and problem solving skills. There will be extensive ongoing interaction with senior investment advisors, financial, marketing and print production staff as well as freelance writers and outside vendors intrinsic to this role.


Desired Skills & Experience

Other Qualifications

Candidates must possess advanced interpersonal skills, management skills and be effective and persuasive communicators. This is a hands-on position and will require outstanding writing and editing skills. Experience with Dreamweaver, InDesign and HTML is extremely helpful.  A background reflecting daily digital publishing, preferably WordPress-based, and a passion for Wall Street, economic data and financial news, a must.

We are serious about investing in talent, and the right candidate will have no barriers to success. We offer competitive salary and benefits, opportunities for professional development and a great team of professionals who thrive on achieving goals!


Please submit resume, cover letter and three writing samples and reference job code:


Company Description

Thirty-five years ago, InvestorPlace Media, LLC. (IPM) began as an investment newsletter publisher looking for self-directed individual investors. Its goal was to connect world-class investment advice with investors who wanted great leadership and direction. IPM’s mission is to help those same investors reach their financial dreams. That goal and mission remain the same today.

IPM features 15 leaders in investment advice ranging from investing in value stocks and mutual funds to growth stocks, options and international portfolios.

InvestorPlace Media is privately owned by Avista Capital Partners. IPM’s corporate headquarters is in Rockville, Md, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Additional Information

June 17, 2013
Mid-Senior level
Writing and Editing 
Job ID:

Job Description

Senior Technical Writer (Job Number:329292)


The Integrated Systems Group of SAIC has an opening for a Senior Technical Writer in Alexandria, VA.

The Sr. Technical Writer/Editor will be responsible for life-cycle development of technical documentation: from template stage through peer review process, and finally delivery within schedule. This position will also be responsible for coordinating responses to customer reviews and ad-hoc data calls.

• Manage production schedules and create and institute quality assurance processes
• Interface with software developers, integrators, and subject matter experts to coordinate/write draft documents.
• Edit drafts for format, clarity and overall cohesiveness.
• Ensure documents meet editorial and government specifications and adhere to identified standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style.
• Coordinate with Technical Writers, Management, System Engineers, Configuration Management Specialists and Developers
• Liaison with customer contacts
• Successfully meet tight turn-around deadlines
• Other duties as assigned.

Portions of SAIC to be renamed Leidos, Inc., subject to stockholder approval and consummation of a separation transaction if approved by SAIC board of directors. SAIC is pursuing a plan to separate into two independently traded companies; one that provides technical, engineering and enterprise information technology services primarily to the U.S. government (new SAIC), and one that delivers technical solutions in national security, engineering and health (Leidos, Inc.).

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field and 6+ years of technical writing or related writing experience.
• Experience with tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Caliber, and SharePoint.
– Currently possess an active Secret security clearance.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Productsincluding Word and PowerPoint.
• Comfort writing by using appropriate text, tables, charts, graphics, indexes, and appendices.
• Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
• Experience supporting U.S. Army customers.
• Knowledge of cloud-based architectures.

SAIC Overview:

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy & environment, health and cybersecurity. The company’s approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

Job Posting: Jul 3, 2013, 2:13:14 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-ALEXANDRIA

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Yes, 10% of the time
Schedule: Full-time

Company Description

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 43,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $10.85 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010.

For more information, visit http://www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

Additional Information

July 4, 2013
Not Applicable
Computer Hardware, Defense & Space, Information Technology and Services 
Employer Job ID:
Job ID:

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities:
– Write, review, and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes
– Act as Lead Writer for one or more major accounts and be the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and authors
– Monitor quality, style, and accuracy and provide timely, consistent, and constructive feedback
– Ensure that projects reflect a thorough understanding of clients’ objectives and maintain broad awareness of developments in relevant therapeutic areas and disciplines
– Participate fully in briefing and brainstorming meetings


Managerial Responsibilities:
– In conjunction with the Scientific Director, help develop writers within an account team to achieve their full potential
– Coach and mentor junior writers as required
– Assist the Scientific Director in preparing and updating SOPs/training modules and in delivering editorial training in relevant therapy area/discipline
– Support team working principles within Medical Communications, accounts team, and other departments and collaboration between business units by attending team and editorial meetings/tutorials



For more information on CACTUS, visit our website at http://www.cactusmed.com

Desired Skills & Experience

– PharmD, MD or PhD preferably in the life sciences
– Minimum of 3 years’ experience in medical writing within in a medical communications agency or publishing environment

Other Skills:
• An excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process
• Experience in data handling and analysis
• Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills
• Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft packages
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to simultaneously manage multiple writing projects
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• Ability to present clearly and confidently to the highest level of client




Trevose, Pennsylvania, USA




Email your CV along with a cover letter to Bonnie Abrams at bonnie.abrams@cactusmed.com. Please mention “Senior Medical Writer”  in the subject line of your email.

Company Description

Cactus Communications is a leading provider of communication solutions. CACTUS works with pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, medical communication companies, academic institutions, writing and editing service providers, and individual researchers and contributes to their success by offering effective documentation services. The efficiency of our robust, scalable ISO-certified systems and the in-depth experience of our team of professionals allow us to consistently deliver value and provide a wide spectrum of services tailored to meet our clients’ ever-changing communication needs.



With offices in the US, Japan, India, South Korea, and China, CACTUS has processed more than 160,000 documents from 43,000 clients across 107+ countries in the last 10 years. Our full-time in-house staff consists of over 280 people and represents a diverse group of people from India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the US, Germany, and Brazil. We also work with over 900 contractors from around the world. We have 37 BELS-certified writers/editors in-house (BELS: Board of Editors in the Life Sciences), one of the largest groups of certified editors in the world.



Global corporate website: http://www.cactusglobal.com

Additional Information

July 16, 2013
Mid-Senior level
Writing/Editing, Research, Training 
Writing and Editing, Pharmaceuticals, Research 
Job ID:

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Manager of Medical Writing

Education and Related Experience

BS degree or higher in a scientific field with 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical medical writing.


Manages outsourced medical writing projects, primarily clinical submission documents for the FDA and other regulatory authorities worldwide. This includes but is not limited to:

–     Review of deliverables against quality and in-house standards.

–     Coordination of development activities with the company Operations Team members.

–     Issue resolution.

–     Quality control of non-published and published deliverables.

–     Vendor assessment and day-to-day vendor oversight.

–     Project needs assessment (time and materials).

–     Timeline management.

–     Training of external vendors on company SOPs and business processes.

–     Budgeting and contract management.

–     Dispute resolution with vendors.


•    Authors and/or edits key regulatory documents as needed, including but not limited to protocols, clinical study reports, investigator’s brochures, annual reports, briefing packages, and integrated data reports.


•    Represents Medical Writing on project teams, including but not limited to attendance at team meetings, communication of project status and critical path issues, and provision of projected and actual dates to project management team for input into the timeline management system.


•    Provides relevant and timely project information to the functional area head, ensuring that adequate coverage of medical writing needs is maintained in accordance with the company’s goals and objectives.


•    Adheres to and helps maintain departmental SOPs and working practices, including the necessary model documents and style guidelines, for standardized processes and style expectations across projects.


•    Provides backup support to other Medical Writing Managers.



•    Solid knowledge of the clinical development process, good clinical practices, and the medical writing process.

•    Solid understanding of the requirements of regulatory writing, including ICH guidelines.




•    Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience in working with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.

•    Strong communication skills.

•    Knowledge of how/when to apply organizational policy and/or procedures to a variety of situations.

Contact Edward if interested:

Edward A. Giorgi

Clinical Research Recruiter

Medical Staffinf Network Healthcare, LLC

5515 Security Lane, Suite 1109, Rockville, MD 20852

W: 301-945-9056 |C: 804-496-8886| F:  301-468-3485edwardgiorgi@msnhealth.com



Senior Medical Writer

Location: Rockville, MD

Profession: Clinical Research

Specialty: Medical Writing

Salary: Open


Our client is a leading, global pharmaceutical company seeking to add a qualified Senior Medical Writer to their team in Rockville, MD!


The Senior Medical Writer will be responsible for providing management and oversight of contracted staff in the preparation of clinical research submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory authorities worldwide in support of investigational new drug and marketing authorization applications.  This includes protocols, phase 1 to 4 clinical study reports, integrated summaries (eCTD Module 2 and 5), annual reports, investigator´s brochures (IBs), etc.  Will also author and edit briefing documents, and manuscripts and abstracts.  Serve as the functional area representative on a therapeutic project team.  Supervise writing contractors, as well as mentor and review the work of Medical Writers I and II.


Job Requirements

·          Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field

·         10 years of medical writing experience within pharmaceutical clinical trials

·         Must have experience with global eCTD submissions

·          Experienced in supervising other medical writers

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

If interested, contact Edward at:

Edward A. Giorgi

Clinical Research Recruiter

Medical Staffinf Network Healthcare, LLC

5515 Security Lane, Suite 1109, Rockville, MD 20852

W: 301-945-9056 |C: 804-496-8886| F:  301-468-3485edwardgiorgi@msnhealth.com


Your skin is your body’s first defense against bacteria. Skin that is healthy is effective in protecting the rest of the body against infection from bacteria. However, skin itself is a vulnerable organ and skin disorders caused by bacteria are not all that uncommon. While most skin disorders are not serious, proper treatment is necessary in order to alleviate associated symptoms.

There are two types of bacteria—Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus—that are the primary culprits of bacterial skin disorders. There are also several types of skin bacterial infections that are more common than others, including cellulitis, folliculitis, furuncles and carbuncles, erysipelas, erythrasma, and impetigo.


Cellulitis is a skin disorder that, unfortunately, can develop on normal skin that does not have any scrapes, cuts, or other wounds. It is an infection of the skin’s deeper layers, including the subcutaneous tissue and the dermis. Symptoms may include red, swollen skin that feels warm and is painful. Swollen lymph nodes and red streaks near the affected area may also appear. A person with cellulitis may also experience fatigue, fever, and chills.


As the name suggests, folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the hair follicles. This type of skin disorder appears as small, red bumps and, in some cases, the bumps may be filled with pus. Standard folliculitis should not be confused with “hot tub folliculitis,” which is a skin disorder that is contracted in hot tubs or pools. Folliculitis is caused by S. aureus, while hot tub folliculitis is caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Furuncles and Carbuncles

Furuncles and carbuncles are follicular infections. Furuncle is a more extensive infection than folliculitis since it affects both the follicles and the sebaceous gland. This type of bacterial skin disorder commonly affects the face, neck, buttocks, and armpits. Symptoms include small, red nodules that may be painful. A carbuncle is characterized by multiple furuncles that are grouped together. This type of skin disorder may appear as a large, red nodule that may include areas of pus beneath the skin’s surface. The area may feel hot.


This skin disorder is considered a superficial skin infection that usually involves the lymphatic system. This condition commonly occurs in areas of the body where there is an obstruction in the lymphatic system. Most cases now involve symptoms in the lower extremities of the body. At first, symptoms such as fatigue, fever, vomiting and chills may be experienced. These symptoms are usually followed by a skin rash.


This bacterial skin disorder occurs where the skin comes into contact with skin, such as in the armpits, between the toes, and in the groin area. The condition is commonly mistaken for a fungal infection since its dark appearance is similar to fungal infections such as jock itch. If symptoms are not reduced with anti-fungal treatments, it is important to seek a proper diagnosis from your doctor.


The bacterial skin infection known as impetigo affects the skin’s top layer (epidermis). This infection appears as a crust that is honey-colored. It most often occurs where there are minor breaks in the skin’s surface. Cuts, insect bites, or skin conditions such as scabies, eczema, herpes, or chickenpox can also make a person more susceptible to contracting impetigo.

When to See Your Doctor

Anytime that you notice aberrations in your skin that you haven’t experienced before, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor. While most skin conditions can be resolved in a relatively short period of time, it is better to be safe than sorry. It’s important to not risk spreading the infection to others, and to ensure that your symptoms do not become worse. With a proper diagnose, you will be able to benefit from the most effective form of treatment.

Image: Impetigo, from bupa.co.uk

Valerie Johnston is a health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day running a marathon, writing for Healthline.com ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the latest health and fitness news.