Careers at Veritas Health

Why Join the Veritas Health Team?

Veritas Health is a leader in building award-winning websites around specific health issues that are important to millions of patients and doctors. Spine-health.com is the most visited back pain website in the world (75% market share), and we have recently launched three new sites, Arthritis-health.com, Sports-health.com, and
Osteoporosis-health.com.

We are always looking for talented people, and we sometimes create a position to fit the person. We are currently actively recruiting for the following positions:

A few things about our company that we feel set us apart:

  • Growth. With health issues rapidly increasing due to our evolving population, so does demand for our websites. Our traffic is growing at a double digit clip annually and is up to over 6 million unique visitors and 18.5 million pageviews monthly. Our goal for each of our websites is to make each a leader in its respective health vertical and help as many people as possible get the information they need to make an informed decision about their specific health situation.

  • Mission. The company started in 1999 as a way to provide unbiased, understandable information to people who need to make important decisions about a health issue – in this case, about often debilitating back or neck pain. True to that mission, we accomplish this still today by investing heavily in content development the best way we know how – by publishing articles, videos, definitions, and more that are: originally written, more in-depth than most other websites, non-commercial, blind peer-reviewed by leading doctors (just like a medical journal does), and then well SEO'd so that the search engines can find our content and get it in front of as many people who need it as possible. We believe this recipe is working, as evidenced by our search engine rankings, our content awards, and the fact that 18% of the site's visitors come directly through a recommendation from their doctor.

  • Culture. We have a group of talented folks who are committed to results. We post our goals on the wall for all to see, and aim to hire smart and productive people with a “can-do” attitude who figure out how to get things done. There's daily access to senior management and the opportunity to take on a variety of roles. We are all totally committed to consistently achieving the most productive 40-hour work week in the industry! Here, you really can get home in time to hit the boxing gym, do intramural flag football, brew your own beer, take your kid to swim practice, and the many other things our actual employees have time to do.

The key criteria for success in our company are intelligence, problem-solving skills and attitude, aptitude for learning, self-motivated work habits, and a strong attention to detail.

In exchange for their passion and dedication to quality work, Veritas Health offers employees a positive and energetic team-oriented environment, a competitive salary and benefits package (including 401k match and company pays 90% of medical insurance premiums), normal work hours, a stable and profitable company, and the opportunity to expand your technical and business skills in a supportive environment.


Positions currently available:


Writer and Editor

If you have impeccable research, writing, and editing skills; are extremely detail-oriented and organized; can deliver against tight deadlines; and desire to be rewarded for tangible, bottom line results and exceeding expectations, this career opportunity may be just the right fit for you.

Our editors are responsible for drafting and editing peer reviewed articles for our network of patient education websites, as well as other types of content as needed. This role is critical to the Company's ongoing success as the provider of the highest quality patient education.

Advanced knowledge of health topics is not required (we will teach you that) - what is required is an individual with the personal characteristics we are seeking - an overachiever who delivers exceptional results and is willing, able, and dedicated enough to learn the craft quickly.

What you can look forward to in the job:

  • Core responsibilities center on writing and editing peer reviewed health information:
    • Research, draft, and/or edit physician-authored and peer-reviewed patient education articles
    • Research and write video transcripts
    • Develop and manage editorial calendar
    • Develop and maintain relationships with physician authors and Medical Advisory Board
    • Draft and/or edit additional content, as needed, such as patient education booklets, physician interviews
  • Your work here is mission-critical. The sites you write for are read by millions of people every month who rely on our content to manage their health issues.
  • Desirable benefits, including health insurance, 401k, profit sharing, a self-directed training budget to use towards educational/career development, casual dress, flex and summer hours, part time options... and most importantly, the intrinsic rewards of collaborating with our team of smart, dedicated, and kind people

What we are looking for in you:

  • You have impeccable written communication skills - we are a publisher and the high quality and accuracy of our writing is imperative
  • You have comprehensive research, fact-checking, editing, and proofreading skills
  • You have a strong work ethic - you stick with a project to follow it through quickly and accurately
  • You have meticulous attention to detail and 100% accountability for producing error-free work
  • You have the ability to develop strong, trusting relationships with medical professionals
  • Experience in writing for the web, SEO, and/or patient education are a plus

See below for Company Information.

If this sounds like something you will excel at, send an email with the subject line Writer Position, your resume, and a cover letter that clearly describes 3 reasons you are the right person for this role, to sburke at veritashealth.com.


PHP Developer

Seeking passionate PHP developers

You will be part of a team that delivers a best-in-class experience for our audience.  If you are an energetic problem solver who is comfortable wearing many hats and getting stuff done right the first time, this may be the right fit for you.

What we are looking for in you:

If you like the idea of building innovative and custom features, improving and advancing existing features, and ensuring operational excellence – for a company whose core mission is to help people find the best solutions for their ongoing health problems – you should talk to us.  We are looking for strong problem solvers to help us tackle the big and the small, including projects such as (actual projects in the queue):

  • Re-launching our doctor directory with new features and a fresh look
  • Creating custom Drupal modules while leveraging a common code base (Drupal profile/distribution) that streamlines development across multiple sites
  • Flexable, snapshotable Virtualbox where you can get your hands dirty with our efficient 4-layer caching system on a LEMP stack, all without blowing up a production server
  • Crafting and testing site features fork desktop and mobile to improve traffic metrics and advertising revenue
  • Creation of an author portal, media asset management utility, and an automated advertising system
  • Enhancements to our new forums system in (Vanilla Forums)

You can check out functionality, such as our custom doctor finder (leverages the Views module) - http://www.spine-health.com/doctor - to see how we are using PHP and Drupal 7 in innovative ways to achieve our business goals.

We want to talk to you if you:

  • Are a confident, independent problem solver
  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to manage your own work time – and have the self-discipline to meet deadlines
  • Thrive in an environment that values thorough research of possible paths, scalable long term solutions, and good documentation
  • Are looking for a full time employee position with an entrepreneurial but established, stable and highly profitable company
  • Seek a reasonable work/life balance (where you really can get home in time to hit the boxing gym, do intramural flag football, brew your own beer, take your kid to swim practice, and take vacations…). No travel or 80-hour work weeks expected (well possible, but rare).

We have immediate openings for a talented developers to add to our small team of developers and designers.

Core Skills

  • PHP
  • MySQL (MariaDB)
  • HTML / CSS (we use HTML 5 and CSS 3)
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Familiarity with a content management system, ideally Drupal (we currently use Drupal 7), Joomla, or Wordpress

Optional Skills

  • Linux (Centos 6)
  • VirtualBox (Used for sandbox & development environments)
  • Website optimization (front and backend caching): Varnish, Memcache, APC
  • Git code revision system (or similar)
  • Mobile web development (RESS)

See below for Company Information.

Please send your resume with the subject line "Developer" to rmalon at veritashealth.com along with a cover letter with 3 reasons why you are the right person for this position.


 

Sales Operations Specialist

If you have a passion for solving problems and overseeing the development and implementation of new processes and procedures for effective and efficient team operations, this career opportunity may be the right fit for you.

The Sales Operations Specialist role is responsible for supporting Sales, Marketing, Finance, and other departments. This role will be responsible for analyzing current marketing programs and working closely with Sales to increase performance outcomes for our clients. This role is critical to the company’s ongoing success of the company's revenue model.

Advanced knowledge is not required (we will teach you that). What is required is an individual with the personal characteristics we are seeking—an overachiever who delivers exceptional results and is willing, able, and dedicated enough to learn the craft quickly.

What you can look forward to in the job

Your work here is important. The projects you work on are crucial to the success of the company.

Core duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Support the Operations Manager, who oversees internal company operations
  • Implement and manage online banner advertising campaigns in DFP
  • Assist in managing Salesforce
  • Assist in creating and improving online banner creative
  • Create monthly client reports, analyze performance, and make performance improvement recommendations
  • Create a timeline and project plan to complete projects within acceptable limits of time and quality expectations
  • Document content for future reference and train staff on changes

Desirable benefits currently include health insurance, 401k, profit sharing, a self-directed training budget to use toward educational/career development, casual dress, reasonable flex hours, and most importantly, the intrinsic rewards of collaborating with our team of smart, dedicated, and kind people.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Strong work ethic and drive—you stick with a project to follow it through quickly and accurately
  • Experience using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using Salesforce
  • Data management experience
  • Able and willing to learn Google DFP (experience a plus)
  • Able and willing to learn Google Analytics and Adsense (experience a plus)
  • You have meticulous attention to detail and 100% accountability for producing error-free work
  • You prefer to work without a lot of oversight or day-to-day management; you are at your best when given a goal and it's up to you to figure out how to best achieve it
  • You value impact and success—you need for your work to make a meaningful, sustained improvement in people's lives and in the health of the company

If this sounds like something you will excel at, send an email with the subject line Sales Operations Specialist, your resume, and a cover letter that clearly describes 3 reasons you are the right person for this role, to jjung at veritashealth.com

See below for Company Information.


 

Account Manager

This career opportunity is a great fit for anyone with a mix of great client service experience and problem-solving/analytical skills.

The Account Manager role is responsible for analyzing current marketing programs and working closely with Sales and clients to increase performance outcomes. This role is critical to the company’s ongoing success of the company's revenue model.

Most importantly, the right candidate for this role will have the personal characteristics we are seeking—an overachiever who delivers exceptional results and is willing, able, and dedicated enough to learn the craft quickly.

What you can look forward to in the job

Your work here is important. The projects you work on are crucial to the success of the company.

            Core duties and responsibilities include:

  • Support the Operations Manager, who oversees internal company operations
  • Implement and manage online banner advertising campaigns in DFP
  • Assist in managing Salesforce
  • Creating and improving online banner creative
  • Develop and manage client reports, analyze performance, and identify how to improve performance for clients
  • Manage specific projects, as required
  • Document content for future reference and train staff on changes

Desirable benefits currently include health insurance, 401k, profit sharing, a self-directed training budget to use toward educational/career development, casual dress, reasonable flex hours, and most importantly, the intrinsic rewards of collaborating with our team of smart, dedicated, and kind people.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Strong work ethic and drive—you stick with a project to follow it through quickly and accurately
  • Expertise in Excel
  • Data management experience
  • Able and willing to learn Google DFP, Analytics and Adsense - experience is a definite plus
  • Experience using Salesforce a definite plus
  • You have meticulous attention to detail and 100% accountability for producing error-free work
  • You prefer to work without a lot of oversight or day-to-day management; you are at your best when given a goal and it's up to you to figure out how to best achieve it
  • You value impact and success—you need for your work to make a meaningful, sustained improvement in people's lives and in the health of the company

If this sounds like something you will excel at, send an email with the subject line Account Manager, your resume, and a cover letter that clearly describes 3 reasons you are the right person for this role, to jjung at veritashealth.com

See below for Company Information.


 

Content Strategy Director

We publish and promote the highest quality, more trustworthy content available for people with serious health conditions.  Increasingly, we publish a variety of types of media - text articles, video, slideshows, blogs, books and newsletters - and on a variety of platforms - websites, social media, Amazon, and more.

The Content Strategy Director knits all the types of content and platforms together to amplify the overall reach and impact.

Advanced knowledge of health topics is not required (we will teach you that) – what is required is an individual with the personal characteristics we are seeking – an overachiever who delivers exceptional results and is willing, able and dedicated enough to learn and develop our content quickly.

What you can look forward to in the job:

  • The role centers on prioritizing, developing and managing content:
  • Manage and coordinate content development across media: drive continuous development of new high quality content
  • Analyze keywords and themes to come up with the new content to serve our audience
  • Launch and manage new forms of communication, e.g. new videos, infographics, newsletters, whitepapers
  • Develop and manage regular branding outreach and publicity
  • Your work here is important. The content you develop will be viewed by millions of people who look to us for reliable, trustworthy, and meaningful health information
  • Reporting to and working directly with the cofounder/CEO
  • Desirable benefits, including health insurance, 401k, profit sharing, a self-directed training budget to use towards educational/career development, casual dress, flex hours,... and most importantly, the intrinsic rewards of collaborating with our team of smart, dedicated and kind people

What we are looking for in you:

  • You have impeccable written communication skills - as a publisher, the quality of our writing is the foundation of everything we do
  • You have a strong work ethic and drive - you stick with a project to follow it through quickly and accurately
  • You are able to prioritize and triage your work and the work of others
  • You have meticulous attention to detail and 100% accountability for producing error-free work
  • You prefer to work without much oversight or day-to-day management; you are at your best when given a goal and it's up to you to figure out how to best achieve it
  • You value impact, success - you need for your work to make a meaningful, sustained improvement in people's lives and in the company
  • Experience in writing for the web, SEO, social media, HTML/CMS experience are all important

How to apply:

Please send an email with the subject line "Content Strategy Director" to sburke at veritashealth.com. Kindly include your resume and a cover letter detailing the 3 reasons why you are the best person for the job.

See below for Company Information.


 

Web Content Manager

We are seeking a hardworking, detailed oriented person to join our team to drive our web publishing initiatives. Knowledge of online marketing or publishing not required (we will teach you that) – what is required is an individual with the personal characteristics we are seeking – an overachiever who delivers consistent results and is willing, able and dedicated enough to learn the craft quickly.

Core responsibilities
Publish and optimize (SEO) all content across all of our websites

Duties:
  • Quickly learn our publishing and SEO practices
  • Learn our SEO tracking tools, such as webmaster tools and google analytics
  • Publish/optimize content using Drupal
  • Conduct analyses and other tasks to support online publishing efforts

Skill Requirements:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate tangible results to date in the areas of:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to manage yourself to complete your work on time, reliably and accurately
  • Basic understanding of SEO helpful but not required
  • Proficiency with HTML and content management systems are pluses
Personal characteristics:
  • Strong work ethic – you stick with a project to follow it through quickly and correctly
  • Error-free work
  • Able to take the reins and get the job done
  • Adaptable – this is a fast-paced, rapidly changing business
  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities at the same time

Please send your resume (Subject line: Web Content Manager Position), and a cover letter that clearly describes 3 reasons you would be a great addition to our team, to ceveleigh at veritashealth.com.


Company Information

Veritas Health is a smart, collaborative group of talented individuals all focused on rapidly growing our business. We publish, organize, and market the highest quality health information online for patients dealing with specific health conditions. For example, our spine-health.com site is the market leader for spine, garnering 80% of market share for patients seeking information and solutions online. As a result, healthcare systems, manufacturers, and practitioners invest their marketing resources with spine-health.com because of the high level of quality and the proven ROI they enjoy. We're quickly growing our newer sites, sports-health.com and arthritis-health.com - with more sites under development. The pitch is a joy to sell - our sites truly help patients, we deliver impressive results for clients, at a reasonable investment.

We value ability and attitude over prior experience. Casual environment, intense focus, superior results - that's us. And yes, we are passionate about what we do. Read: What we are About for further insight.

We are pleased to offer many benefits, including health insurance, 401k, profit sharing, a self-directed training budget to use towards educational/career development, flex and summer hours, minimum travel...and most importantly, the intrinsic rewards of collaborating with our team of exceptionally smart, dedicated, and kind-hearted individuals.

Located in Deerfield, IL, near both highways and Metra station.