Classified title: Editor
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Casual
Employee subgroup: Hourly, Non exempt
Schedule (hours/days): 37.5 hours a week M-F 8:00-5:00
Position Type: New
Personnel area Academic and Business Center
Org unit name and #: Jhpiego J0101
Department name: Global Engagement and Communications (GECO)
Reports to (Job title): Publications Director
Write and edit Jhpiego organizational and project-related publications, correspondence, operating documents, external communications and other materials for a variety of audiences and purposes. Manage the editing, review and finalization of publications projects from their arrival in GECO to the final production stage. Edit and write materials on a variety of public health topics. This position is part-time on an as needed basis.
Edit and/or write materials on a variety of public health topics, ensuring technical accuracy, editorial consistency, clarity and appropriateness for the intended audience, including:
Web site information
Other communications pieces
Perform literature reviews and Internet research on selected topics.
Collaborate with authors on content development, editing and submission of journal articles, marketing materials, operating documents, and other related materials.
Manage multiple projects of different types independently, with involvement of Director as needed.
Independently solve problems encountered in the development, review and production of Jhpiego materials.
Work with design/desktop publishing staff to develop appropriate formats/designs for content.
BA in writing, English, health sciences or related field required; Advanced degree preferred
5 years editing, writing and project management experience in health-related and/or international development environment
Strong editing and writing skills
In-depth knowledge of health and international development issues
Knowledge of USAID and other international donor agencies' guidelines
Technical knowledge of family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and maternal health issues, programs and terminology
Knowledge of public health in a global context
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities and meeting deadlines
Ability and flexibility to work independently and with teams in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
Strong decision-making skills and results-oriented approach
Demonstrated self-management, initiative and problem solving
Advanced knowledge of grammar, usage, and editorial style and guidelines
Ability to proactively organize and manage own work
Prior supervisory experience preferred
Ability to network with health and publications professionals
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Proficiency in MS Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Proficient French, Spanish or Portuguese language skills preferred
Johns Hopkins University