Maslansky + Partners, LLC

Exceptional Freelance Moderator—Medical/Pharma

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Regular Part-Time


maslansky + partners isa Language Strategy® and research consultancy that helps the world’s most influential and innovative organizations harness the power of language to drive behavior change. Our work is guided by a simple, powerful idea: it’s not what you SAY that matters, it’s what your audience HEARS.


Clients look to us as experts in the art and science of persuasion. To help products stand out in a crowded space. To shape company reputation. To win on issues that matter. To respond effectively to crisis. To engage employees. Every word you use is a choice. We help companies choose wisely.


Do you have a passion for persuasion, puzzles, and what makes people tick? Do you love helping solve high-stakes challenges?


We are looking to partner with an exceptionalmedical / pharma freelance moderator to run focus groupsand in-depth interviewsfor the firm that invented Language Strategy®.


What you’ll do:

  • Lead focus groups and IDIs with HCPs and patients.You will moderate online and hopefully sometime soon in-person group and one-on-one sessions with everyone from primary care physicians to specialists such as oncologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists, hepatologists, and gastro-enterologists, as well as nurses and patients.
  • Engage and energize participants and back-room clients.You will useyour energy, presence, humor, and a little theater to keep participantsand observers engaged and focused.
  • Think beyond the mod guide.You will keep your eye on the ultimate project objective and adjust in the moment to do what it takes to get answers.
  • Get up to speed on industryand client specifics.You will work quickly to develop a baseline of industry and client understanding so you canuse the right terms and details to get the most out of your audience.
  • Partner with our teamsonstrategic objectivesand approach.You willwork as an extension of our strategy team, understanding client objectives, using the team’s discussion guides and stimuli, and learningpotentially new technologies and methodologies.
  • Create findings summariesand lead internal debriefs.You willsynthesize findings, brief the strategy team on what you heard, and discuss implications.


What we’re looking for:

  • Experience moderating complex topics with HCPs.We are looking for someone with a good understanding of medicine and enough of the science and biology behind it to catch important nuances when speaking with highly trained experts.
  • Excellent communications-oriented moderating chops.You have minimum 2years of experience moderating lively and engaging qualitative research sessions about marketing,communications, and messaging. You ask great questionsand anticipate client follow-ups. You listen to what’s NOT being saidand aren’t afraid to push back when you don’t believe what you’re hearing.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytic skills.You understand how to analyze problemsand synthesize information into meaningful insight.You are naturally curious, empathetic, and good at recognizing patterns in people’s behavior and responses. And you get excited about figuring out challenging puzzles in creative ways.
  • Outstanding communication skills.As a Language Strategy firm, our workis about finding the most effective language and message framing to achieve client business objectives. You will support this mission with your strong communication skills andappreciation of words, language, and effective communication.Background in or familiarity with advertising, public relations, or branding a plus.


This is a freelance position and will includecompetitive compensationas well as training in our strategic process and our approach to qualitative research.If you’re intrigued, you should have already checked out our website. If you haven’t done so yet, do it right now: and see what you think!



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