Technical Editor (Public Health)

Clearance Level
Technical Documentation
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ122772

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT's Military Health Team is hiring a Technical Editor to support the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) team under the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD) based out of Silver Spring, Maryland.

The AFHSD is the central medical surveillance and epidemiological resource for the U.S. Armed Forces. The MSMR, the AFHSD’s flagship publication, is a peer-reviewed journal launched in 1995. The MSMR provides 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 the primary vehicle for disseminating medical surveillance information of broad interest throughout the DoD.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Coordination of the internal and external review process for all MSMR manuscripts including communication with reviewers; preparation of reviews for manuscript authors and receipt of author responses and revisions
  • Proofing and editing of all MSMR manuscripts prior to publication
  • Oversight of MSMR layout and coordination with graphic artist
  • Communicating with 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
  • Develop MSMR manuscripts including identification of topics for publication, related literature review, and collaboration on development of analysis plans

WHAT YOU'LL NEED (required):

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or similar
  • 2 + years of related experience preparing and editing technical reports and manuscripts
  • 2 + 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.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • US Citizenship with the ability to pass a Tier 3 (T3) security investigation


  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat and InDesign or similar software
  • Experience in writing or editing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed medical journals preferred
  • Experience with American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style preferred
  • Active T3/ Secret Clearance


  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you





About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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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.