Senior Public Health Writer/Editor

Public Health


Karna, LLC is seeking a Part-time Senior Public Health Writer/Editor to support  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This position is a "on-call" status and can be worked remotely, with some office face-time. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing content and working on a variety of public information/communications initiatives and media relations projects to promote the awareness of CDC’s mission.

The ideal candidate must be able to develop and produce content including, reports, publications, web copy, scripts, and other materials in support of CDC’s strategic goals and communications objectives.


Job Duties Include: 

  • Must have the ability to work with mid-sized teams and independently.
  • Serves as a writer, editor on assignments requiring research, development, and the creation of content for inclusion in a wide variety of materials including reports, publications, presentations, and web and social content.
  • Develops and disseminates information to internal and external audiences to keep them informed of the programs, accomplishments, and activities.
  • Works with key personnel in writing, editing, and proof-reading public information documents,  progress reports, and related informational materials for external and internal audiences.
  • Writes, edits, proof-reads, and web site content
  • Assists with logistics and support for the planning and execution of various events


Candidates must have the following requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a related field
  • Experience with social media preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, grammar and editing skills and ability to critically evaluate information and assess value, while maintaining high journalistic standards for accuracy and integrity
  • Proficient in the use of AP Style Guide
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain a security clearance


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