The Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks to hire two Writer/Editors (11-12-13) to develop and produce content for a variety of audiences in print, digital, and video formats.
Located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, NIA OCPL directs a comprehensive communications program to disseminate research findings, support research and funding activities of the Institute, and provide information on health and aging and Alzheimer’s and related dementias to the public, health providers, researchers, advocates, media and others.
The OCPL Content Branch applies the principles of writing/editing, health education, social marketing, digital communications, communications research, content management, and media relations to plan, develop, disseminate, and evaluate public information and education programs and materials, video, and social media. The branch works closely with scientists to ensure the development of scrupulously researched and approved content in print and online for lay and/or scientific audiences. Content is produced and disseminated in collaboration with the OCPL Outreach Branch and with contract staff at our two information clearinghouses, the NIA Information Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center.
The successful candidate for this position must have strong writing, editorial, project management, outreach, and interpersonal communication skills. The Writer/Editor candidate will also demonstrate skills in effective communications, social marketing, and qualitative research to conceptualize, research, write, edit, design, disseminate, promote, and evaluate a wide variety of health information and scientific content for the public, particularly older adults, as well as professionals. The candidate will be able to translate complex research into language and graphics accessible to lay audiences, as well as generate content for scientific and professional audiences.
Familiarity with writing and editing health information is helpful, as is experience with planning, writing, and producing video, web, and/or social media content.