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Acolad is an international leader in language and content solutions, services, and technologies. Represented by the brands Acolad, TextMaster and Ubiqus, the group is present in 25 countries and has a network of over 2,500 internal experts worldwide and +20,000 external linguists.

At Acolad, every position is key to our global growth: we know that we will only succeed if our people succeed.

Joining Acolad means a unique opportunity for professional development through a collaborative global environment that promotes talent and creativity. We are continuously looking for new talent (like you!) to support our mission to drive growth and innovation across some of the world’s leading brands.

Seeking a Content Strategist to join our Life Science US Team. This role will be responsible for overseeing the back-end strategy of medical device digital and print content.

Main Purpose

Help drive innovative solutions in the healthcare industry through planning and implementation of a variety of digital and print medical device deliverables.


Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with technical writer to develop and implement complex content strategies to ensure consistent, harmonized, and compliant quality of content, considering version control and complex implementation strategies.
  • Lead the exploration of solutions development to meet growing needs.
  • Design document processes for implementation of complex strategies.
  • Create and maintain content models and oversee governance of information architecture.
  • Create and maintain style guides, taxonomies, and glossaries to ensure harmonized voice and terminology throughout digital and print deliverables.
  • Communicate effectively to build consensus among stakeholders and teams.
  • Implement and migrate content to Component Content Management System.
  • Provide editorial insight into content creation process, including structured authoring optimization to support content reuse.
  • Manage content development and governance.
  • Gain cross-functional alignment on content strategy through team collaboration and presentation of ROI data.
  • Schema validation and publication testing support.

 Educational background

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on English, Journalism, Technical Writing, Content Strategy, Library Science, or equivalent experience required.

Professional background

  • Experience as a successful content strategist required.
  • Experience managing and implementing structured authoring, especially XML-based, DITA, and Component Content Management Systems (CCMS).
  • Experience participating in the iterative design process.
  • Experience working under regulatory and clinical restrictions preferred.
  • Knowledge of UX design process preferred.
  • Technical writing experience, with focus in pharmaceutical or medical devices a plus.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent overall communications skills
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Team-centered and pragmatic approach to achieving end goals
  • Great research, organizational, and learning skills
  • Firm understanding of structured authoring, content models, and content strategies for reuse best practices
  • Adaptive, forward-thinking perspective to drive effective business solutions
  • Investment in building and improving effective best practices and processes
  • Strategic understanding of healthcare professional and patient user experiences
  • Technical proficiency with XML authoring tools
  • Knowledge of best practices for writing documentation within the medical regulated industry
  • Working knowledge of DITA and other schema
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to work with diverse global teams effectively
  • Knowledge of InDesign and Illustrator a plus


Acolad offers a comprehensive benefits package. New employees are eligible to receive benefits on the first day of the month after their start date. Highlights of the program include:

✨Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options.

✨Many other voluntary options to choose from: Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Buy-Up Short-Term Disability, Identity Theft, Legal Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance.

✨401(k) plan with 50% match on 12% employee contribution - providing an employer contribution of up to 6%.

✨Starting with 15 days of paid time off annually, with ability to move to 28 days within five years of tenure.

✨Nine paid holidays per year.

Salary base range for this position is between $80K to $95K, dependent upon experience and physical location. This position is eligible for a variable compensation in addition to salary.

This opportunity will close June 18, 2024

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