Content Editor

Wolters Kluwer
Waltham, MA, USA
Competitive salary
28 Jun 2020
25 Mar 2021
Job role
Principal Content Management Consultant - Cardiology Physician Editor USA-MA-Waltham-Third Ave/en-US/External/job/USA-MA-Waltham-Third-Ave/Principal-Content-Management-Consultant---Cardiology-Physician-Editor_R0008818/apply
UpToDate® ( is an electronic clinical decision support resource for physicians and patients that provides current medical information in a format accessible via computer, smartphone, or tablet. UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, an international corporation that provides tools to assist professionals in healthcare, finance, and accounting. More than 850,000 clinicians in 164 countries and more than 90% of academic medical centers in the U.S. rely on UpToDate, and more than 60 research studies confirm UpToDate's widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reductions in length of stay, adverse complications, and mortality. One of the keys to the success of UpToDate is a dedicated staff of physician editors, who now number over 50. All are accomplished physicians with strong clinical and academic credentials.

The Principal Content Management Consultant Physician Editor, Cardiology position requires an 80 to 90% FTE commitment, a broad understanding of clinical issues, and an interest in analyzing the literature. For the right person, this is a unique opportunity to impact the practice of medicine throughout the U.S. and around the world. Physician editors ensure that topics address the important clinical questions that arise when diagnosing or managing a specific disorder, present information clearly and succinctly, and provide evidence-based and actionable recommendations for care. 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 the new physician editor achieves a satisfactory level of independence.

The Cardiology Physician Editor will be trained remotely and can work from anywhere in the United States. However, work hours should significantly overlap with standard work hours in the Eastern Time zone to allow for regular interaction with other physician editors. Editing requires 80 to 90% FTE. In the remaining 10 to 20% time, most physician editors remain involved in teaching and/or patient care activities, using their clinical experience to help ensure the content of the program is maximally useful at the point of care. Thus, the position provides the opportunity to remain clinically active, while spending the majority of your time interpreting the literature and discussing the impact of new research on clinical practice with our expert contributors.


Principal Content Management consultants (ie, 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, editorial and graphics assistants work with the physician editors to produce and maintain each topic.


Required Education:
Medical Degree

Board Certification/Eligibility in Cardiology

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 on editorial work, and 10 to 20% in a relevant clinical setting

Travel: Minimal, less than 5%
All Locations: USA-MA-Waltham-Third AvePosted 2 Days AgoFull timeR0008818
Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2019 annual revenues of 4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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