Health Science Writer/Editor

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Years Experience
Current Opening


Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time health science writer/editor to work at our client site in Bethesda, MD, headquarters. Palladian Partners is a creative communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, families, and the public. In this position, you will interact with all levels of staff and use your outstanding writing skills on a wide range of print and web projects in support of high-profile clients.


  • Provide senior-level writing and editing support for online and print materials and publications
  • Conduct research and write web content about a wide range of public health topics
  • Write and edit health and science communications information for lay audiences in a variety of formats
  • Contribute to social media and video projects
  • Write and edit news releases, fact sheets, infographic content, and other print and digital products
  • Cross-check data and verify content from source documents
  • Work directly with clients and collaborate with other staff members


  • Three+ years of science writing and editing experience for websites and print materials
  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science, journalism, English, or similar field; advanced degree in a life science is a plus
  • Ability to translate very technical scientific content into lively prose for lay audiences
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver outstanding web and print content on deadline
  • Outstanding customer service skills


You’ll Earn Bonus Points if You Have Experience

  • Developing web content strategy
  • Producing social media content
  • Writing and editing for low-literacy audiences
  • Writing video scripts and speeches
  • Attending and writing summaries of scientific meetings
  • Writing and editing journal articles
  • Working in a government contracting environment



This is a full-time, staff position located at Palladian's client in Bethesda, Maryland. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.


Palladian Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.


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