Technical Writer Lead
Bethesda, MD 
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Job Description

Job Duties:

The position is located in the Public Affairs, Media Relations under Assistant Chief of Staff (ACoS) Special Assistants.

  • Review, revise, and critique submitted manuscripts/research for factual correctness, completeness, and military medical release.
  • Coordinate media interviews and escort media representatives for interviews with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) subject matter experts, staff, and patients after all the proper clearance procedures have been followed. In addition, escort Distinguished Visitors (DV) during information gathering tours.
  • Develop various products including articles, with appropriate photographs for social media and the intranet.
  • Submit products to the Public Affairs Office (PAO) for review prior to posting on the website and/or intranet.
  • Write and develop newspaper articles as requested to include supporting photographs and/or graphics by Friday at noon two weeks prior to publication unless event falls within the date week. If event falls within the date week, provide skeleton of story the week before the event with edits due before the date week of when the event happens. Documents shall be reviewed and approved by the Public Affairs Officer prior to publication.
  • Ensure articles are factually accurate, appropriate, and topical and conform to standard journalistic style and PAO standards; ensure each article and graphic is spell-checked and developed in accordance with the Associated Press Stylebook. Ensure each photograph is of professional quality and submitted according to receiving publication's guidelines (e.g. electronically, black-and-white, etc.).
  • Support the Command's Internal and External Strategic Communication efforts and accomplishments to local, military, and national media.
  • Perform as the subject matter expert for social media within the Office of Media Relations at WRNMMC.

Required Skills


  • 2-3 years' experience as a Lead Technical Writer.
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications or Arts concentrated in Life Sciences

Job Location
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Position Type
Afognak Native Corporation, Alutiiq LLC and their subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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