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Tech Writer

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Saint Louis, MO, United States

Employment Type

Writing, Editing, Journalism

Posted on
Sep 09, 2021

Valid Through
Dec 23, 2021

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Technical Editor to support a Springfield, VA based customer. The technical editor will use a variety of word-processing software, mainly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, to edit training documents and reviews videos for the NGA College and occasionally for offices outside the College. The editor will ensure that the document’s grammar, wording, and formatting are correct and in compliance with the NGA style manual. In a few cases, the editor will review PDF documents and will make comments in the documents to identify needed or suggested corrections. The editor will review videos and web-based training presentations and will identify needed or suggested changes. On some occasions, the editor will transcribe videos. The editor will occasionally mentor and train junior editors on the contract on the more advanced aspects of writing as needed.

This role is needed in multiple locations : Springfield, VA and St Louis, MO

Primary Responsibilities

Ensure correct grammar, syntax, and formatting in all documents, presentations, videos, and WBTs

Follow the NGA style manual

Consult with instructional systems designers (ISDs) on unclear wording or syntax

Provide ad hoc training to ISDs and junior technical editors on advanced writing issues

Maintain a record of all documents, presentations, and WBTs that are edited or reviewed

Update weekly hours tracking software to account for all contract work.

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below-

Bachelor’s degree in English or journalism, or equivalent experience and training

4 years of experience in editing and/or writing

Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

TS/SCI clearance or TS clearance with SCI eligibility

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

Certification or formal training on Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint

Experience and/or training with Adobe InDesign

Published books or articles

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:5000

Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI

Travel:Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Writing and Editing

Pay Range: REQNUMBER: R-00065457-OTHLOC-PL-2D2605

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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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