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    Posted by Kevin Schaefer on May 5, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a great week.

    I wanted to let you all know that the parent company of this website is currently looking for a new MG columnist. Please see the details below. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please see the application here. Thanks!


    Job Opening Details:

    BioNews, Inc. a digital news company dedicated to creating communities for patients with rare diseases and their caregivers, is looking for members of the Myasthenia Gravis community to join our freelance staff of patient and caregiver columnists on Myasthenia Gravis News.

    A BioNews columnist is a patient or caregiver who shares about life with a rare disease. Through personal essay or column format, they write to inform, inspire, empathize, and advise. Their audience includes patients, caregivers, medical teams, and researchers. Columnists also write to a general audience interested in learning how to improve society’s understanding and treatment of disease/disability communities.

    All columns are reviewed with a critical eye by professional editors who will work with columnists to smooth rough spots and help the columnist grow as a writer. This is a contract position.

    Please note you MUST be a member of the Myasthenia Gravis Community — patient or caregiver — in order to apply for this position.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Fulfill weekly deadlines as agreed upon with the director of columns.
    Communicate efficiently with the manager and editors.
    Submit 400-800-word drafts that adhere to BioNews policies and procedures.
    Aside from exceptions, drafts should not take more than 45 minutes to edit.
    Fulfill revisions as requested by editors in a timely manner.
    Complete training assigned by BioNews HR.

    Experience Required

    Prior experience with writing for an audience.
    At least three months’ direct experience with having or caring for someone with MG.
    Caregivers must be direct relatives, guardians, or spouses.
    Experience Preferred

    Experience in being professionally edited for publication.
    Experienced in generating a blog or column.
    Participation in support groups, internet forums, or community groups relevant to MG.
    Knowledge Required

    Fundamentals of how MG works.
    Knowledge Preferred

    The content needs or wants of the MG community.
    Skills Required

    A swift and independent learner of internet technology.
    A creative mind capable of regularly generating unique content that appeals to target audiences.
    Time management.
    Advanced creative writing.
    Skills Preferred

    Experience in using WordPress for content creation.
    Experience with the Slack communication app.
    Abilities Required

    Internet access and use.
    Native or fluent English writing and reading abilities.

    Who is BioNews
    BioNews Services is a leading online health, science, publication, and research company that exists for one purpose: to serve the patient living with a rare disease. We do this by connecting them with current, trusted, and relevant news and information. This content is delivered regularly and provided by actual patients as well as professional journalists, writers, editors, scientists, and experienced media executives. Our end customers are truly patients living with rare diseases.

    Our Company Culture:
    BioNews has a professionally led culture that is based on our foundation to support individuals affected by rare diseases. This means we operate as a professional organization that includes a real-life Vision, Mission, and Values. We treat our associates as professional individuals. In a professional environment, we understand and believe our actions are better when done professionally through processes that include communications, strategic planning, business planning, organization development, leadership development, learning and development, performance management, and other human resources processes. We practice consultative management and value collaboration and firmly believe that “none of us is as good as all of us.

    BioNews Vision
    To empower, inspire, and champion the patient voice as the preeminent resource that serves to engage, inform, and connect the global rare disease community.

    BioNews Purpose
    We connect rare disease communities by providing a unified and distinctive space to engage, educate, and empower those affected by rare diseases to help improve patient health and quality of life.

    Values: R.A.R.E.


    Apply by: May 27, 2022


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