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Communications Editor Scientific

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Cape Fox Shared Services

Bethesda, MD

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Bethesda, MD 20810


Job Title

Communications Editor, Scientific

Job Description

Cape Fox Facilities Services anticipates a future hiring need for a Meeting Coordinator to support the National Institutes of Health. Applicants will be contacted when the applicable task order is received.


Provide a range of communications, writing and operational support for various activities of the Correspondence and Clearance Branch (CCB), OCPL

Serve as a project manager under direction of CCB's branch chief and staff to execute a number of projects aimed at improving CCB's systems and processes, and to build resources useful to OCPL staff and others across NCI in meeting communications challenges

Coordinate operational activities to support internal communications initiatives for CCB across OCPL and streamline operational processes to ensure more efficient and effective communication and coordination

Serve as an advisor and close collaborator to various leaders and staff in NCI's Divisions, Offices and Centers on policy issues and effective communications strategies and tactics to promote NCI's policies and goals

Coordinate and assist in development and review of NCI's responses to Congressional inquiries and other miscellaneous correspondence and reports

Coordinate, lead and serve as liaison with ongoing communication and collaboration efforts between CCB and OCPL offices

Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of correspondence, reports or other documents on specialized subjects/topics

Coordinate the development of responses on a wide range of inquiries to the National Institutes of Health and its leaders from the research community and general public

Conduct formal and informal, qualitative, and quantitative evaluations of CCB's work to inform process and outcome improvements

Collect, analyze and interpret data, results and findings on a variety of communication topics; prepare summaries and reports as requested

Ensure that all correspondence and other written material produced is accurate, clear, concise, audience-appropriate, free of grammatical errors, and consistent with available guidance and NCI messages on a wide variety of topics

Provide writing, editing, proofreading and copyediting support to staff in CCB and OCPL's Office of Cancer Content as requested

Develop dissemination tools such as email messages, website content, official documents, mailings, talking points and PowerPoint presentations

Utilize existing resources and processes to track incoming and outgoing correspondence and action items for the NCI Director, participate in the development of new tools, processes, and systems for same

Coordinate with OCPL's branches and offices to identify, collect and share information useful to staff in planning and implementing communications activities

Participate in the review and clearance of NCI-developed material for public dissemination, including content and presentation, using sound judgement, tact, and diplomacy to convey necessary changes and recommendations to authors, designers and submitters

Coordinate and monitor production of and/or write and disseminate specific communications materials

Engage with staff across OCPL to build understanding of CCB's functions

Apply a proactive approach in a deadline-oriented workplace in managing multiple and often high-priority projects with short and overlapping timelines

Attend meetings and seminars to identify new research, communications, policy developments and activities that may impact CCB tasks and functions


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Job Requirements

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in interpersonal and formal settings, including oral and written communication

Project management skills and ability to set priorities, develop work plans, monitor progress and meet deadlines

Knowledge and understanding of operational planning for an organization

Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines

Skill in monitoring relevant issues that may impact the organization and analyze and evaluate all available information and apply seasoned judgement to recommend a plan of action

Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

Unclassified and subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry Investigation

Education and/or Experience

Master's degree in a related discipline; two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor's degree is equivalent to a Master's degree

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in health communications

Knowledge and understanding of the field of communications and best practices

Experience in planning and supporting communication activities

Experience in planning and support communications activities

Must have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986

Cape Fox Corporation, its subsidiaries, and joint ventures will provide equal employment opportunities to all persons and prohibits employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation, protected veterans status, or sexual orientation. Cape Fox Corporation, its subsidiaries and joint ventures offer preference to Cape Fox Corporation shareholders, descendants and other Native Americans pursuant to Public Law 100-241.

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Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Bethesda, MD 20892 US (Primary)

Exemption Type


Master's Degree

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Cape Fox Shared Services

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