Health Communications Manager - Quality Control - Lead Research

Rockville , MD
Sep 19, 2023
Oct 05, 2023
Healthcare, 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.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary:
We're hiring a detail-oriented Health Communications Manager - Quality Control - Lead Research Associate to join our dynamic, award-winning health communications team. We are seeking a professional with solid experience in ensuring the quality and accuracy of content on a variety of public health topics and for audiences including healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the public. The successful candidate should understand biomedical and public health research and writing and editing for web and social media platforms. Demonstrated communication and organizational skills are essential. edit, editor

This position is remote eligible. Please include work samples as part of your resume.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Review information products according to client specifications for style, tone, and length, while also ensuring the quality and accuracy of the content.
  • Ensure articles, manuals, proposals, and other publications meet style, formatting, and general quality standards.
  • Use word processing software and text management systems to edit and prepare copy for review, quality control, and production.
  • Collaborate with writers, multimedia designers, and Section 508 compliance specialists and corporate creative services team for additional editorial, graphics, and document production services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Degree in English, journalism, or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience performing quality control reviews of reports, manuals, web content, and other information products on a range of topics.
  • Experience applying a variety of writing style guides and ensuring compliance with copyright law.
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Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with content related to infectious disease, cardiovascular, respiratory, chronic conditions, maternal health, and health equity topics.
  • Experience supporting federal public health clients.
  • Experience with grant or proposal writing.
Other Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated communication skills and detail oriented.
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients.
  • Organizational skills, including time management ability; ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver accurate content on deadlines.
Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays plus 2 floating holidays)
  • 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
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.


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