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Health Writer, Health & Productivity

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Health Writer
A large energy client of Aquent is looking for a health writer to join their Health and Productivity Team to help them improve health, safety, and business performance. The team focuses on health and wellness regarding health risk identification and mitigation, wellness strategy and planning, injury prevention, and third party vendor services management.

The team is looking for a contract writer/editor with experience in health communication and/or public health. As a writer, this person should be comfortable developing material that is conversational, professional, accessible, and actionable. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback on content, and have outstanding project management and organization skills and attention to detail.

Responsibilities
 Develop appropriate strategic communication solutions in complex environments.
 As part of the Health and Productivity team, manage communication project timelines and continuity for Health and Productivity’s global initiatives of increasing complexity.
 Develop materials that drive employees’ behavior to end objective.
 Develop and manage content for health program communication campaigns, e-newsletters, newsletters, and Web.
 Write, edit, and format copy for a wide range of mediums, according to strict standards of quality, style, and voice.
 Work creatively to provide new approaches to increase employee engagement and participation in health related programs.
 Gather and review feedback on content from editors, usability professionals, and subject matter experts, and revise content appropriately.
 Review, incorporate, and approve edits on all written work prior to publication, including applicable group edits, peer edits, and copy edits.
 Support the organization in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate communications for targeted global employees.
 Support research of a variety of health- and wellness-related topics by distilling the most relevant actions and recommendations for a well-educated, lay audience.
 Understand and abide by fundamentals of layout and design, including allocation of space for text, photos, and illustrations, headline writing, story placement, and copy significance.
 Adhere to strict deadlines and budget requirements for all assigned products.
 Work collaboratively with other editors in the peer editing process.
 Provide verifiable facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources, as appropriate.
 Cultivate and develop relationships with team and vendors to produce content that is accurate, relevant, and of high value to our workforce.
 Monitor news-gathering resources to keep abreast of current health topics e.g. press releases, telephone contacts, Web resources, television, wire services, and other reporters.
 Adhere to strict copyright and permissions guidelines, and manage all submitted content accordingly, including researching, clarifying, or confirming permissions for submitted content.
 Manages calendar of Health and Productivity communication materials including vendor content, video, print and Web.

Required Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree in related field
 Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in health communication and/or public health education
 Experience implementing health education theories and principles, user-centered design methods, and usability standards when developing content for the web and print
 Experience translating technical/medical information into global, corporate employee-friendly language
 Experience providing high level editing and writing with limited supervision
 Experience developing materials for audiences with limited (health) literacy skills
 Experience working with graphic designers and web developers
 Experience with the process of user-centered design

Preferred Qualifications
 MPH or related public health master’s degree (relevant experience will be considered in place of degree)
 Research skills
 Certified Health Education Specialist or equivalent

This is a contract position (1 year) and could be located in either San Ramon, CA or Houston, TX

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