Coordinator, Communications – National Health Council

Location: Washington, DC
Department: Communications
Reports to: Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Wage Category: Starting salary ranges between $55,000 - $60,000 commensurate with experience.

Created by and for patient organizations 100 years ago, the National Health Council (NHC) brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care. Made up of more than 140 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient organizations. Other members include health-related associations and nonprofit organizations including the provider, research, and family caregiver communities; and businesses representing biopharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, generic drug, and payer organizations.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Coordinator, Communications provides writing and editing support for all National Health Council communications and marketing activities.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Write and edit content for all NHC communications vehicles including the website, blog, social media, op-eds, letters to the editor, membership and development collateral, newsletters, and other communications and marketing materials.
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator, Digital Media on digital content development.
  • Manage and execute multiple electronic newsletters including layout, design, writing, and editing.
  • Assist AVP, Marketing & Communications with execution of NHC Brand Ambassador program.
  • Assist AVP, Marketing & Communications in the development of materials for marketing and communications meetings.
  • Assist AVP, Marketing & Communications in execution of the NHC’s proactive media relations program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and WordPress; experience with Microsoft CRM and Click Dimensions preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and ability to work proactively and independently when necessary
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure
  • Work experience in an office environment is a plus, especially a nonprofit organization
  • At least two years of experience in writing and editing, preferably translating technical information for a lay audience

More Information

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, or a related field.

Salary Range: Starting salary ranges between $55,000 – $60,000 commensurate with experience.

LOCATION: This position is located in Washington, DC. The National Health Council supports a hybrid workplace. Employees must be able and willing to work on site at least three days per week.


Applicants should submit the following items to [email protected]

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s background in communications
  • Resume
  • At least three writing samples or portfolio link
  • List of three references, with name, title, organization, email address and telephone number