FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries, and all U.S. states and territories. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Editor, Communications Department, to be based in our Washington, DC office or in our Durham, NC office.
- The ideal Editor can digest a broad amount of information with ease along with the ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences in compelling and engaging ways. S/he will work collaboratively within a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline oriented, multimedia Communications Department to:
- Write, review and/or edit communications material to ensure the coherence, consistency and brand alignment of FHI 360’s stories, key messages and other strategic content across all corporate communications.
- Contribute to FHI 360's overarching narrative, stories and key messages; maintain its voice and adapt its tone appropriate to a range of audiences including, but not limited to, governments, funders and partners, leaders in global health and development, and local audiences around the world.
- Translate FHI 360's scientific, technical and programmatic language into accessible and engaging copy for multiple audiences.
- Maintain consistency of voice, style, punctuation, spelling and grammar with editing and writing of publications.
- Write strong, clear and compelling copy for high-profile communications.
- Schedule workplans, manage processes to complete materials on time and within budget.
- Secure the appropriate approvals for all corporate communications.
- Contribute, through everyday actions, to an organizational culture of diversity, commitment to social change, high performance, continuous quality improvement and innovation.
- Collaborate regularly with the Production Manager to ensure materials make it to publication (digital and print) error-free and in final edited form.
- Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in Journalism, English, Communications or Related Field.
- 3-5 years of publications experience as a writer on public health, international development, or public policy; or equivalent years and experience in international development, preferred.
- Contemporary experience in multimedia communications.
- Evidence of a passion for language and respect for the power of expression.
- Evidence of successful project management.
- Strong aesthetic sensibility and appreciation for creative design a plus
- Experience translating visual identity across communications properties
- Evidence of skills in working as part of a team, meeting deadlines, and consistent and steady performance in a fast-paced and high-profile environment.
- Strong project management experience
- Comfort level and experience with working across all aspects of communications as well as liaising with multiple organizational leaders/departments in a matrix environment
- Strong problem-solver; ability to navigate various viewpoints to develop consensus
- Passion for working in mission-oriented environment
Typical Physical Demands:Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand-held devices.
Travel Requirements:Less than 10%