[Hidden-tech] JOB: Health Writer

Leen Ajlouni leen at communicatehealth.com
Wed Aug 3 10:52:28 EDT 2016

Job Posting: Health Writer
(Full-Time Position in Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD)

This Is Us
CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use. We're committed to making a difference in the world and in the lives of our employees. Check us out at www.communicatehealth.com.

This Is You
We are looking for a motivated writer/editor with a strong interest in health communication and public health. As a writer, you are comfortable developing material that is conversational, professional, understandable, accessible, and actionable. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback on content, and have outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.


*    Support healthcare organizations and federal agencies in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate communications for their members.

*    Research a variety of health- and wellness-related topics and distill the most relevant actions and recommendations.

*    Develop content for a variety of channels including print, web, and mobile applications.

*    Assist writing team with copy editing, reviewing and proofreading for grammatical correctness and compliance with style guides, design requirements and other client-prescribed guidance.

Required Qualifications

*    1 - 5 years experience.

*    BA in Public Health, Health Science, English or Journalism.

*    Ability to independently review print and Web materials.

*    Familiarity with various style guides, such as the Government Printing Office Style Manual or the Chicago Manual of Style.

*    Some experience developing health education materials.

Preferred Qualifications

*    MPH or related public health masters degree.

*    Familiar with federal plain language guidelines and best practices.

*    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.

Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples, and 3 references to admin at communicatehealth.com<mailto:admin at communicatehealth.com> by August 20, 2016.

We offer highly competitive salaries and full benefits.

CommunicateHealth is committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees.

As federal contractors, we are required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary Demographics form, at www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/<http://www.communicatehealth.com/company/contact/>. No personnel selections are made based on this information.

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