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Posted January 9, 2020

Writer/Editor – McKing Consulting Corp

Location:

Atlanta, GA (telework)

Description:

As part of the content development team, the Writer/Editor will use an array of skills to support federal government public health programs, including delivery of error-free communication products; coordinating, reviewing and editing content; and using Plain Language principles to translate complex information into accessible and easy-to-understand content.
Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate online or print publishing cycle and manage content areas
• Set editorial standards and establish goals and expectations
• Check content for accuracy and errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
• Rewrite copy to make it easier for a wide array of audiences to understand
• Verify facts using standard reference sources
• Proofread, edit, and improve health communication content for web, print, and digital formats
• Collaborate with senior communication specialists, subject matter experts, and graphic designers to revise content
• Meet deadlines on time and within budget
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field and 5+ years of experience
• Proven working experience as an editor
• Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills
• Excellent written skills in English
• An eye for detail along with critical thinking
• Ability to prioritize and multitask
• Ability to work well against deadlines/under pressure
• Ability to respond to continually changing priorities and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
• Works well in a team environment

Experience with SEO, 508 remediation, and social media best practices are a plus, but not required. Experience supporting communication projects for US Government clients or health-related non-profit organizations and/or past experience working on communication projects for CDC a major plus.

To Apply:

bjackson@mcking.com

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