Sr Editor, Technical - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

Silver Spring
United States

The Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), a peer-reviewed journal launched in 1995, is the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch's flagship publication. The MSMR provides monthly evidence-based estimates of the incidence, prevalence, distribution, impact, and trends of health-related conditions in service members and military associated populations. Modeled after the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the MSMR is a primary vehicle for disseminating medical surveillance information of broad interest throughout the DoD.


Serves as managing editor for the MSMR and coordinates editorial processes to include the following:


Coordination of external submissions to the MSMR; correspondence with manuscript authors, verification of appropriate clearances prior to publication


Coordination of the internal and external review process for all MSMR manuscripts;  to correspondence with reviewers; preparation of reviews for manuscript authors and receipt of author responses and revision


Proofing and editing of all MSMR manuscripts prior to publication


Oversight of MSMR layout and coordination with graphic artist


Ensures MSMR documents meet editorial and customer specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, format, and style.


Interfaces with authors, MSMR editorial staff, external authors, and subject matter experts in coordinating/preparing the manuscripts for publication


Maintain editorial and publication calendar and ensure that manuscript and MSMR deadlines are met


In consultation with contributing editors and editor-in-chief, develop topics for possible MSMR manuscripts. Tasks associated with this may include literature review, development of analysis plans, and drafting initial manuscript.


5-8 years of related experience preparing and editing technical documentation.


3 years of related experience in public health, health communication, or similar


Must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively in a multidisciplinary team


Must be able to meet recurring and frequent deadlines and manage publication timelines.


Experience in writing or editing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed medical journals preferred.


Experience in medical surveillance preferred


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


Bachelors Degree in English, Journalism or a related discipline.

Master’s degree preferred in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or similar