Indirectus, LLC

Health Communications Specialist

Health Communications


A Health Communications Writer/Editor will contribute to and provide expert consultation and technical expertise to the development and implementation of priorities, strategies, and practices for communicating with various audiences. The preferred candidate will also develop, write and edit new content for a variety of media and materials including: fact sheets, scientific articles, print and electronic newsletters, blast emails, and web pages.


The ideal candidate will be supporting the Health Communication Science Office within a CDC National Center. The candidate must have a public health background with the ability to work with Senior Leadership developing health promotion throughout the entire process and must also know the eClearance system and protocol. Must be creative and have strong editing skills.



  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate media events, draft media relations materials and arrange media coverage and communication of health related messages.
  • Provide guidance and expertise for developing, testing, and disseminating science- and audience-based products, tools, and messages.
  • Serve as a technical resource to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate translation and dissemination of scientific information. 
  • Conduct and manage audience research and program evaluation activities for health communication and marketing.
  • Apply audience research results to strategy, and message development.
  • Provide advice, technical assistance and leadership in planning and developing communication and marketing priorities, campaigns, strategies, and practices for effective communication and marketing.


  • Seven (7) years of health communication experience.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to produce high quality deliverables in a fast paced environment.
  • Ensure communication activities are based on accepted principles, methods, and best practices.
  • Experience applying social media marketing practices to mass communications.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or Health Administration. 
  • Master’s Degree Required.


  • Well-versed in Microsoft Office products
  • Multimedia Design software
  • Social media use
  • Graphic design skills
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign or similar desktop publishing software
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat





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