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Company Name:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Washington, Dist. Columbia
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
8 - 10 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Director, Patient Education

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier not-for-profit organization for women's health care. Comprised of over 58,000 physician-members who are experts in women's health care, ACOG provides to its members the highest quality education opportunities, practice-oriented resources, research, advocacy, and organizational support. With headquarters located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit us at

The College is currently seeking a Director, Patient Education to oversee and execute the development and production of ACOG consumer products. Responsibilities

  • Write, edit, and produce approximately two new or revised patient education pamphlets and corresponding FAQs, Spanish versions, and subscription products each month that are medically accurate, current, and consistent with ACOG guidelines.
  • Staff and maintain the Patient Education Review Panel via email and conference calls.
  • Manage the revision and production of ACOG books and staff editorial task force meetings (approx. 1-2/year).
  • Research topics, write manuscripts, revise manuscripts in response to reviewers' comments, verify content for accuracy and consistency with ACOG documents, and edit copy at each stage of review; analyze and maintain readability levels according to predetermined formulas.
  • Hire freelance writers on an as-needed basis to ensure seamless delivery of manuscripts.
  • Write detailed instruction memos, compile background information, develop content outlines, and review and revise submitted manuscripts to ensure medical accuracy and consistency with ACOG guidelines.
  • Ensure that content is current and reviewed on a timely basis and consistent within the series and with other ACOG documents; maintain records of review, revision, and reprinting of documents; establish and maintain schedules of projects in development and reassign priorities accordingly
  • Ensure conformity with copyright requirements; evaluate sales figures as a means of needs assessment; identify new products as topics and markets evolve.
  • Interact with other ACOG committees and staff, Executive Board, expert reviewers, and legal staff to develop and revise content.
  • Attend Practice and Advocacy committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Staff the Patient Education booth at the ACOG annual meeting.
  • Develop art concepts for pamphlets and other patient education materials; coordinate art with design and production staff; and validate editorial content of art and layout.
  • Interact with marketing staff in developing promotional efforts and maintaining current inventory through the revision/reprint process.
  • Manage staff consisting of one editor.

Job Requirements



  • At least 7 years of medical writing and editing experience for medical or scientific publications, preferably in women's health
  • Experience in health education and consumer products and working with health care professionals, authors, and editorial boards
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and basic principles of medical writing required
  • BELS certification or AMWA certificates or certification a plus
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, establish priorities, create and maintain publication schedules, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interactive skills
  • Master's degree, preferably in communications, publication sciences, or technical writing required


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