Magellan Health seeking Proposal Writer, Federal


  • Works in coordination with Lead/Sr. Proposal Writer and Sr. Proposal Manager/Proposal Manager and leadership team to develop assigned proposal section(s) or volume(s) in response to Federal solicitations to ensure on-time delivery of a well-written, compelling, and compliant response.
  • Collaborates with Bids & Proposals team, Business Development, Capture, and Operations staff, reviews Federal solicitations to determine requirements to develop compliant, customized proposals.
  • Coordinates with Lead/Sr. Proposal Writer, Sr. Proposal Manager/Proposal Manager, and leadership team to develop a compliant outline for assigned proposal section(s) or volume(s).
  • Provides end-to-end writing support for assigned proposal section(s) or volume(s) in response to Federal solicitations to ensure delivery of a well-written, compelling, and compliant response.
  • Participates in win theme strategy development and refinement. Ensures incorporation of strategic themes as well as compliance with corporate writing standards and Federal solicitation requirements.
  • Develops ideas and/or draft mock-ups for explanatory tables and graphics.
  • Interviews identified subject-matter experts to obtain accurate information for inclusion in proposals based on requirements and platform. Utilizes proposal database and previous bids to research content for compliant proposal responses.
  • Coordinates with Sr. Proposal Manager/Proposal Manager to ensure assigned proposal sections/volumes are archived in content management system.
  • Works with stakeholders to facilitate knowledge sharing and improve content development processes.
  • Assists with the development and continuous improvement of the Bids & Proposal team regarding processes, tools, and templates.


  • 2+ years of experience developing technical narratives in response to Federal solicitations.
  • Bachelor’s required in Communications, English, or Journalism or other related field. Combination of education and work experience may be considered.
  • Familiarity with Federal procurement process.
  • Ability to write and edit in clear, concise, and compelling language.
  • Ability to interview and work with subject-matter experts to acquire knowledge of subject matter.
  • Ability to develop graphic concepts to illustrate and clarify subject matter.
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently across multiple functions within the company.
  • Ability to analyze compliance-driven/technical documentation to determine government requirements and to understand complex customer issues within the public sector.
  • Ability to work closely with multi-functional teams to develop a customer-specific proposal strategy.
  • Ability to adapt to new, technology-driven tools (e.g., database, online procurement systems).

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