Production Coordinator

Rockville , MD
Oct 13, 2021
Feb 10, 2022
Program Manager
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 a Production Coordinator to join our dynamic, award-winning health communication team. This is an outstanding opportunity for an early career communications professional who is seeking has an interest in materials/product development, graphic design, and digital communications. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and expert multi-tasker, with a familiarity with technical software (Smartsheet,, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office). 

Job Responsibilities:
•    Coordinate products through all phases of development—from creative brief to identification of staffing resources needed to writing/editing and design—for a range of print and digital products, including technical reports, fact sheets, ads, web pages, social media graphics, animations, and videos. 
•    Work with project directors and task leads to develop timelines and coordinate production activities in collaboration with other staff and departments (writers, editors, designers, Section 508 specialists, and vendors) to keep products on schedule.
•    Monitor and report status of products in development using a project management system such as Smartsheet, Basecamp, Asana, or
•    Ensure quality at each step of the production process.
•    Ensure adherence to different clients' style/branding guidelines.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, communications, marketing, multimedia design, or related field.
•    At least 2 years of experience providing administrative, management, or communications support. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential. 
•    Self-starter who is organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask and problem-solve. 
•    Keen eye for detail and ability to spot errors and inconsistencies in a product.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Prior experience as a production coordinator. 
•    Experience with the materials/product development process. 
•    Experience developing product schedules and keeping products on deadline. 
•    Writing, editing, and/or proofreading experience. 
•    Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Office; project management and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Box/Dropbox, Smartsheet, Basecamp, Asana, and; web content management systems such as Drupal. 

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 or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, 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.

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