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Health Writer I, CommunicateHealth, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Posted by on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Uncategorized .


Health Writer I
(1 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

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.


• 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.


• 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.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples, and 3 references to by April 30, 2018.

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 No personnel selections are made based on this information

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