Health Writer Editor

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 19, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Health Writer Editor to provide strategic support to the Content Team Lead in NHLBI's Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education, and Communications, Health Education and Digital Information and Dissemination Branch by developing and implementing strategies to communicate heart, lung, blood, and sleep messages to NHLBI stakeholders; translating complex scientific and medical information into plain language; developing and implementing content strategy for NHLBI's digital assets. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and meetings to stay abreast of current scientific and policy trends
  • Perform site administration functions related to updating content and design and managing site settings and security protocols
  • Identify key articles, reviews, Internet, and social media content and assess relevance and impact to the program
  • Monitor scientific and technical literature, conduct content analysis and report findings
  • Research and write in appropriate scientific or technical style various communication products, to include press releases, newsletter articles, media releases, fliers, web content and video and podcast scripts
  • Research and write innovative strategic communication plans to communicate information about scientific research initiatives to ensure that new discoveries are disseminated to key audiences
  • Attend routine staff meetings to gather information necessary to develop effective communication projects, plans and strategies
  • Research and write scientific and technical educational materials for a variety of print and electronic media platforms
  • Research and write public health information and education materials for a variety of print and electronic platforms
  • Identify needs and develop content for various communication mediums to increase visibility of the program
  • Meet with internal and external stakeholders to identify communications gaps and collaboration opportunities
  • Coordinate with other program offices to create outreach and engagement plans






  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Mass Media, or similar field
  • At least 8 years of experience




  • Knowledge and understanding of the field of health and science communications and best practices
  • Understanding of and expertise in web content development best practices
  • Copyediting skills and plain language writing
  • Project management and project planning skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite




Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.


Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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