Job Posting for CommunicateHealth: Health Writer

Title: Health Writer

Organization: CommunicateHealth

Brief Summary of Position:

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information by designing healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. CommunicateHealth employs a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use. CommunicateHealth is committed to making a difference in the world and in the lives of its employees.

CommunicateHealth is looking for a motivated writer/editor with a strong interest in health communication and public health. The writer must be comfortable developing material that is conversational, professional, understandable, accessible, and actionable. A good candidate enjoys working independently and collaboratively, has experience giving and receiving feedback on content, and has outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

This is for a full-time salaried position located in either the Northampton, MA or the Rockville, MD office.


  •  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

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.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples, and 3 references to by August 20, 2016.

As federal contractors, CommunicateHealth is required to ask applicants to submit a voluntary Demographics form, at No personnel selections are made based on this information.

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