Senior Coordinator, Communications

Location: This position is in Washington, DC. The National Health Council supports a hybrid workplace. Employees must be able and willing to work on site at least two days per week.
Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Communications & Governance
Wage Category: Starting salary ranges between $55,000 plus commensurate with experience

Created by and for patient organizations more than 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 150 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.

Are you a storyteller? Want to make a difference in the lives of millions of people with chronic conditions and disabilities? The Senior Coordinator, Communications articulates the NHC’s and our members’ stories by providing writing and editing support for all National Health Council communications and promotional activities across a variety of platforms and formats.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Primary author of multiple NHC electronic newsletters. Provides back-up for the Manager, Digital Media on design and distribution.
  • Collaborate with policy and programs team to write and/or edit content such as comment letters, white papers, research reports,
  • Develop content including:
    • Meeting/webinar/event promotional content, materials, and reports;
    • Website copy and blog posts and maintain monthly blog editorial calendar;
    • Membership and development collateral;
    • Op-eds and letters to the editor; and
    • Other communications materials as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Digital Media on social media and other web-based content development.
  • Assist SVP, Communications & Governance with projects to enhance and protect the NHC’s brand and reputation.
  • Assist SVP, Communications & Governance in the management and engagement of the organization’s communications affinity group.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Collaborates with all NHC staff and interacts with members at all levels.


  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a keen attention to detail. Proficiency in AP and Chicago style and strong business writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal communications
  • Excellent organizational and time management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PPT, specifically) and SharePoint; previous experience with Microsoft CRM and MailChimp
  • Works well with others as part of a collaborative team but is also self-motivated with the ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work well under
  • At least four years of experience in writing and editing, preferably translating complex information for a lay audience.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, English, creative writing, or related field.

More Information

Application Process:

Applicants should submit the following items to [email protected]

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

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to take a writing and editing test at the NHC office.