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Communications Specialist / Publications Manager (Temporary), Rockville, Maryland

Created 10/23/2020
Reference 70300
Category International Development Division
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Maryland
City Rockville
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance-as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Publications Manager to aid in the production and dissemination of the SHOPS Plus project's publications by managing the production process and developing and executing outreach activities.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the publications process from the time the draft manuscript is received from the author through production and dissemination.
  • Manage the production of multiple publications simultaneously.
  • Liaise with editors and graphic designers, managing relationships with vendors.
  • Ensure that all publications go through a centralized quality content review and approval process.
  • Provide quality content review and editing of communications materials to ensure currency and accuracy.
  • Create and execute dissemination strategies for publications that include social media. Identify outlets and manage distribution lists to ensure exposure to appropriate audience members. Coordinate the distribution of publications to internal employees, clients, potential clients, partners, and competitors.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of these efforts.
  • Conduct communications and outreach activities as needed.


  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent English writing and editing ability
    • Project management skills
    • Vendor relations capabilities
    • Content management system experience
    • Chicago Manual of Style familiarity


    Minimum Qualifications

    • BA (3 - 5) years of experience or MA/MBA (entry level) years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience


    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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    Employer Abt Associates

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