Science Writer for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications

The CDM Group, Inc., is looking for a senior-level science writer to join its Bethesda, MD team of behavioral health content experts, writers, editors, and communications specialists. The position will be designated part-time or full-time depending on candidates’ credentials, experience, and availability.

The ideal writer will have experience working in the science or health publications field, preferably with specific experience drafting and revising content related to mental health and/or substance abuse. The writer will work closely with content experts in developing treatment manuals and related publications for behavioral health service providers and program administrators. The candidate must demonstrate experience in writing and substantively editing complex technical and scientific material. He or she must also show a proven ability to tailor information for diverse target audiences.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology or social work strongly preferred; degree in communications and/or writing will be considered.
  • Experience in writing and editing scientific or health-related content.
  • Strong writing skills, including a talent for making scientific and technical content accessible to lay audiences.
  • The ability to analyze, critique, and synthesize research literature with guidance from content experts.
  • The ability to perform thorough substantive editing in response to reviewer feedback under tight deadlines.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially MS Word.
  • Collaborative skills—can engage with a team of in-house staff and external consultants in the development of consensus-based publications under the guidance of the Expert Content Director and Project Director.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Clinical, training, or administrative experience in the mental health or addictions field.
  • Significant body of published work in the mental health, addictions, or public health field.
  • A history of writing and editing content on prevention and treatment of substance abuse and/or mental illness.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based/best practices in the substance abuse and/or mental health services.
  • Familiarity with addiction and/or mental illness recovery communities and movements.
  • Experience developing promotional plans and messaging for health publications.
  • Knowledge of APA and GPO style guides and the ability to develop and maintain in-house style guides.
  • Proposal writing and/or management experience.
How To Apply for This Position

CDM offers a collegial environment, growth opportunities, and an exceptional benefits program including annual leave, generous 401(k), and fully paid individual health plan. These benefits are available to full-time employees and to part-time employees who work 24 or more hours per week. CDM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. When responding to opportunities, please mail, e-mail, or fax your resume and salary history to:

The CDM Group, Inc.
Attn: HR
7500 Old Georgetown Rd., 9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
E-mail: resumes@cdmgroup.com
Fax: (301) 656-4012
www.cdmgroup.com

Attn: HR
7500 Old Georgetown Rd., 9th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

E-mail: resumes@cdmgroup.com
Fax: (301) 656-4012
www.cdmgroup.com