Vital Strategies, based in New York City, is an international public health organization. We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of illness, injury and death, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communication, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities. Our specific programs include tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, and activities to strengthen public health data systems and the use of public health data to guide policy and decision-making. Activities are primarily based in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.
Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
Vital Strategies is looking for a full-time writer to support its wide portfolio of work. Reporting to a senior manager in the Policy, Advocacy and Communication (PAC) division, the writer and content strategist will support our internal, executive and corporate communication work.
With strong relationships across the organization, the writer will develop original stories and curate existing materials, including creating and managing regular communication from our CEO, executing our weekly staff newsletter, thoughtfully developing content for our website, actively managing our home page content, and working with our digital team to bring that content into extended social channels. Lastly, the writer and content strategist will work in an integrated way with our editorial, public relations, digital and design teams to bring stellar writing, messaging, strategy and editing to a wide variety of external content. The writer and content strategist will be supported by an excellent team of peers with design, editorial, digital, social marketing and public relations experience.
The successful candidate will have impeccable writing skills, strong news judgement, and the ability to adapt tone and voice for various channels and audiences. They will have a strategic sense of creating a wide variety of materials that reflect the vision of our CEO, our executive team and the global impact of our work.
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How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample(s). Closing date for applications is September 2, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.