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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R2102341

Public Health Writer/Editor

ICF is looking for a Public Health Writer/Editor. As a writer/editor, this role will provide you an opportunity to join a team of public health professionals with extensive CDC experience. This project will provide support for our client in the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP).). You will be responsible for researching, writing, fact checking, and editing fact sheets, meeting summaries, and web content on a variety of complementary and integrative health–related topics. You will also be responsible for populating a content management system and performing quality assurance tasks.

Safety of our employees is our top priority. Due to current COVID-19 safety measures, employees who can work from home are required to do so. Once it is safe to resume standard practices of commuter travel and social interaction per government guidelines, we expect employees to maintain an office presence as required by project needs and management leadership.

Writer/Editor Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing and editing documents related to HIV/AIDS prevention, using resources for HIV incidence, prevalence, and behavioral and clinical surveillance.
  • Gathering, analyzing, and composing technical information into documents and/or additional products in support of the CDC client.
  • Conducting research and ensuring the proper use of technical terminologies.
  • Translating technical information into plain language and 508-compliant formats to be used by technical and non-technical staff, the general public, CDC partners, and stakeholders.
  • Reviewing the content of web, social media, and public health communications documentation for quality.
  • Providing documentation and developing content that is presentation-ready quality for the CDC client using advanced MS Word and other desktop publishing software.
  • Communicating via email, over the phone, virtually via Skype/Teams/Zoom, and in person with Division and PCB staff, determining needs, and translating needs into well edited documents.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in English, journalism, communication or a related field. Required experience includes:
    • 6 or more years of extensive experience in writing and editing scientific documents, including published works, related to infectious diseases. Writing samples must demonstrate the use of surveillance and incidence reports, as well as other statistical resources, to develop materials or publications.
    • 4 years of experience in translating scientific information into clear language/plain language for the general population, public health community, healthcare providers, and consumer audiences.
  • Experience with developing 508-compliant documentation is required.
  • Able to provide corrections and suggestions in reference to grammar, spelling, document flow, punctuation, and usage following academic writing style guidelines.
  • Ability to meet weekly deadlines and have flexibility in schedule to accommodate drafting content and additional edits for the CDC client.
  • Knowledge of MS Teams, SharePoint, or other file sharing system for assignments is required.
  • Candidate must be able to work onsite at CDC campus for 2 days per week in Atlanta, GA when offices reopen (tentative for Fall or late 2021).  

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a science, health-related, or writing-related field
  • Knowledge of complementary and integrative health-related topics
  • Knowledge of plain language writing principles
  • Experience interacting with government clients

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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