Medical Writer/Editor - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

Silver Spring
United States

General Dynamics Information Technology – Federal Civilian Division is currently looking for a Medical Writer/Editor to join our team.  The position will support our client at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.  This position is based Silver Spring, Maryland.   


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Position Summary:

The medical writer/editor develops, writes and edits materials for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence of the Defense Health Agency. Work is conducted in conjunction with internal DVBIC staff and/or external subject matter experts. Target audiences include service members, veterans, families, health care providers, line leadership, high level DoD and VA leaders, civilian organizations, and communities with an interest in traumatic brain injury. Materials include print, electronic and/or audiovisual. Medical writer reports to the DVBIC Mission Support Office and coordinates projects throughout the DVBIC HQ divisions and across the DVBIC network sites at military and veterans hospitals and clinics.


Primary Responsibilities:


Provide support for developing DVBIC products and reports with primary responsibility for the following duties:


  • Participate in, to varying levels and per supervisor guidance, all phases of developing DVBIC publications from topic selection and content creation to review, editing, design, and printing.
  • Serve as the point of contact and subject matter expert for writing style, editing, and proofreading.
  • Edit documents, talking points, and presentations for clarity, consistency, and use of recommended style.
  • Tailor materials to target audiences.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining standard presentation materials used internally and externally.   
  • Assist in developing manuals/guidelines and ensure consistency among DVBIC products.
  • Adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy, particularly when using images and previously published work.
  • Collaborate with other Centers of Excellence within the Defense Health Agency’s J-9 Research and Development Directorate, as well as higher Defense Health Agency elements when appropriate


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

Highly Preferred


Minimum Experience: 

  • 2-5 years’ experience developing print and online materials on medical, public health, or science-related topics.
  • Experience with traumatic brain injury and/or military medicine preferred but not required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of writing and editing in health care, education, communications, or related environment
  • Knowledge of style guides (AP, APA, AMA, Chicago, DoD etc.)
  • Knowledge of plain language and ability to tailor print communications to a variety of literacy levels
  • Outstanding copy editing and proofreading skills (you catch mistakes others miss)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with graphic designers
  • Ability to interact as a peer with subject matter experts with advanced degrees
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Basic knowledge of the mission and scope of public affairs
  • Podcast production skills and/or willingness to learn
  • Basic knowledge of the Department of Defense
  • Ability to build consensus

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  None.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of sitting, standing, carry light items.  May encounter patients who are confused, agitated or abusive.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  None

  • The medical writer/editor will normally work up to 40 hours a week, 0800 to 1630, Monday through Friday (hours may vary).

  • Must be a U.S. citizen to consider per contract requirements


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.

Highly Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, or communications (journalism, English) - Masters preferred