State of Massachusetts Editor in Quincy, Massachusetts

The mission of MassHealth is to improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families and their communities by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence and quality of life.

MassHealth, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) office that administers the Medicaid program in Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time editor to work in its Publications Unit.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

The MassHealth Publications Unit plays a key role in the development, production, and distribution of all MassHealth forms, regulations, bulletins, notices, handbooks, user guides, web content, and other communications about MassHealth. The role of the editor is to edit and format drafts that have been prepared by program experts; manage review, comment, and sign-off of drafts; finalize documents; and, as applicable, arrange for printing, distribution, and posting on the MassHealth website. These tasks are performed following established workflow procedures and using standardized models and style sheets. Editors also provide support for public hearings and contribute to outreach materials for MassHealth members and providers.

The editor works on a variety of publications and partners on projects with policy experts and other business units within EOHHS. The content of the work includes developing and maintaining publications for EOHHS programs, as well as revising regulations, forms, and publications to reflect state and federal requirements. There is plenty of team work involved, but editors also have a lot of independence. The Publications Unit is a full-service production studio of 19 members including editors, graphic designers, and a web team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience reviewing and processing documents for a health care organization.

  • Knowledge of promulgating state and/or national regulations.

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a major in communications, English, or technical writing.

  • At least five years’ full-time or equivalent part-time experience editing medical, health care, or technical publications.

  • Expert knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage.

  • The ability to work both in a team setting and independently.

  • The ability to manage time effectively and to keep projects on track and on time.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Expert knowledge of Word.

  • The ability to follow established workflow procedures and use standardized models and style sheets.

  • The ability to pay incredible attention to detail.

  • The ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines.

  • The ability to establish and meet deadlines.

  • The ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential information.

  • The ability to prioritize tasks and projects.

  • The ability to work well with others.

  • The ability to coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish assigned work objectives.

Special Requirements:

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state may be required.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

75% state paid medical insurance premium

Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

Low cost basic and optional life insurance

Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

Incentive-based Wellness Programs

Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Offer Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit click on "Information for Job Applicants".

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience.**

III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Exec Office Of Health and Human Services

Title: Editor

Location: Massachusetts-Quincy - 100 Hancock Street

Requisition ID: 180007Z7