Technical Writer

UnitedHealth Group

About Us:

At UnitedHealth Group, we are working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.

UnitedHealth Group is a distinctively diversified health and well-being company headquartered in the United States, and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better foreveryone.

We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical expertise, advanced technology and data and health information uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health careenvironment.

Position Details

Technical Writer
Twin Cities Metro
Minnetonka, MN

Position Description:

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

A technical writer is an integral member of the UnitedHealth Group R&D team responsible for developing the next wave of game-changing healthcare technologies and programs. The R&D group identifies new ideas and then conducts patient-facing and analytical research to prove that these ideas are viable. We then develop the best of these ideas into programs and services that improve patient health and satisfaction.

However, excellent research is valuable only if we can communicate and apply what we’ve learned. That’s why we’re looking for a writer to join our team. We want someone who will help us ensure that every document meets the highest standards in quality of thought and clarity of expression. The writer needs to be scientifically minded, able to tell a clear and concise story, and care about the nuances of great writing - including dotting i's, crossing t’s, and inserting the Oxford comma wherever it’s missing.

Types of writing include research summaries, business proposals, white papers, web copy, and presentations.

Primary Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with researchers to clarify and articulate their ideas 
  • Work with our team of writers and designers to produce writing of various styles, depending on the research need 
  • Participate in secondary research

Desired Skills and Attributes:

Candidates for this position should:

  • Write in a way that is clear, concise, and engaging 
  • Be articulate, insightful, inquisitive, and able to learn quickly 
  • Possess strong analytical skills 
  • Have the ability to construct clear, logical, well-organized arguments 
  • Be team players and value working in a collaborative and friendly environment 
  • Be proactive in reaching out to colleagues to accomplish assigned tasks 
  • Respond constructively to direction and feedback 
  • Consistently meet deadlines 
  • Be skilled at multi-tasking, prioritizing work, and serving as a project manager 
  • Be able and willing to comply with the company's established communication style

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

For consideration, submit two writing samples along with your resume. Writing samples can include similar work from other jobs, scientific or academic papers, or even blog entries that show your scientific and analytical side.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in English, communications, or science 
  • 1+ years of experience in technical writing, science writing, or journalism

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic training in statistical concepts 
  • Background knowledge of business and healthcare

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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