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Office of Editorial and Creative Services


  • Oversees and directs the Agency's print and online communications and visual identity to ensure quality and consistency as well as coherence in decision making and the efficient operation of these internal functions across the agency and department as a whole.
  • Acts as the Agency's Liaison with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for all publications and audiovisual needs; provides prepublication clearance of publications, exhibits, and audiovisual materials in accordance with procedures established by the agency, PHS, the HHS, OMB, and the White House.
  • Creates and disseminates the agency's flagship consumer health information, which includes timely and easy-to-read Consumer Update articles, videos and photo slide shows containing the latest on all FDA-regulated products and practical wellness and prevention information to empower consumers. Manages the “For Consumers” section of the FDA website.
  • Directs all aspects of FDA's internal communications for employees, including the content and visual strategies for the homepage of the Agency's internal website; creates and coordinates agency-wide creation of content for reaching employees using a broad range of communications vehicles.
  • Drafts speeches, informal remarks, talking points, slides, op-ed pieces and letters to the editor for the Commissioner. Advises the Commissioner and other senior FDA executives on messages about FDA's public health priorities, initiatives, and crucial priorities.