Senior Health Writer | Bethesda Magazine

Senior Health Writer

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

Rockville | Marketing, Public Relations, Writing/Editing | Mid-level | Full-time
Date posted: 10-21-19

We’re looking for a motivated writer with a strong interest in health communication and public health. As a writer, you love to develop material that is conversational, clear, and actionable. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback, and have outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

Responsibilities

    • Support clients — including healthcare organizations and federal agencies — in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate health communication
    • Research a variety of health- and wellness-related topics and identify the most relevant actions and recommendations for each priority audience
    • Translate health jargon and complex concepts into plain language content
    • Evaluate health content and provide strategic and specific recommendations to improve it
    • Develop engaging and original content for a variety of channels including print, web, and mobile applications
    • Assist the writing team with editing, reviewing, and proofreading for grammatical correctness and compliance with style guides, design requirements, and other client-prescribed guidance

 

Requirements

    • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree
    • BA in Public Health, Health Science, English, or related field
    • Strong writing skills and a knack for clear communication
    • Experience developing health education materials

 

Preferred

    • Familiar with federal plain language guidelines and best practices
    • Experience managing teams or supervising staff
    • Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills
    • Experience working with graphic designers and web developers
    • Experience with the process of user-centered design
    • Solid working knowledge of common operating systems and software including MacOS
    • Comfortable with digital-based work, especially digital project management and collaboration tools and video conferencing

 

Benefits

We care.

At CommunicateHealth, we acknowledge that our employees are the best and brightest, and we want to compensate you accordingly!

Mission-based Work With Competitive And Equitable Compensation

Annual profit share (eligible after 1 full year of employment)

Excellent Benefits

    • Open paid time off policy
    • 401K with 4% company match
    • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans (CH pays 80% for individuals and 75% for families and couples)
    • Parking and commuter reimbursement (Rockville office)
    • Up to 6 weeks paid parental leave (up to 6 additional weeks of unpaid leave) and flexible schedules for working parents
    • Life insurance base plan of $50,000

 

A healthy social and emotional work environment

  • Flexible schedules, including work-from-home days and Summer Fridays
  • Weekly all-staff Creative Time
  • Standing desks
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Co-working opportunities and paid office visits for remote employees
  • In-office massages

Personal and professional development and training

  • $1,500+ of professional development annually
  • Company support for applying to and presenting at professional conferences
  • Individual coaching and mentoring, including access to CH principals
  • Pro-bono and community work that align with the CH mission
  • Company-sponsored trainings throughout the year
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