Education Communication Specialist- Remote

Rockville, VA
May 09, 2022
Jun 24, 2022
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary: 
Westat is seeking an Education Communication Specialist who will support a capacity building services for large-scale education projects. The candidate should have excellent writing skills, and demonstrated experience across print, digital, and social media content. The position requires someone who is detail-oriented, collaborative, and customer-service oriented. Excellent organizational skills and effective task and time management skills are essential. 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Coordinate product development activities for a busy capacity building project for the US Department of Education.
•    Work with content experts, authors, and creative staff to develop products and resources for our target audience. Products include papers, videos, interactive multimedia, web pages, and presentations.
•    Apply project-specific style guides and ensure products and communications adhere to project style.
•    Conduct substantive editing of resources to ensure logic, clarity, and consistency.
•    Provide quality control of website content before and after posting.
•    Edit newsletters and news blasts and suggest content when appropriate.
•    Edit and format materials for webinars, conferences, and other project initiatives.
•    Support and track quality assurance workflows with project staff.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or related field.
•    4 years of editing experience.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    High degree of attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
•    Proficient in MS Office products.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Familiarity with 508 compliance.
•    Experience working with education projects at the federal or state level.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.