Senior Writer / Editor
Location: Billerica MA
*** Position can be remote ***
Duration: 1 Year Contract
Very Competitive Compensation: 50-56/hr. DOE
Talented Senior Writer/Editor Needed!
This is an exciting opportunity to further the advancement of cutting-edge technology that support some of the top-notch US defense/intelligence services and systems with one of our major defense industry clients.
As a Senior Writer/Editor you will:
Bring skilled writing in consumer-focused and friendly, as well as technical, writing. You will join a team that provides high-quality writing and editing services across the company.
We want someone who hates passive voice and loves active voice. Who can sense when prose is slowing down and deploy rhythm, quotes, descriptions, details, bullets, and other tools to keep the reader riveted. We want someone who thinks critically and can turn bloated text into something lean and crisp. Someone who can translate technical concepts into English while driving out corporate-speak and jargon. The deliverables should be compelling, reinforce key messages, support business objectives, and align with with the company’s published writing standards. In addition to writing, the individual should also expect to engage in editing in response to selected requests. We recommend that applicants provide a portfolio of writing samples.
Job Responsibilities/Activities: Writing content, as well as providing quality control of content. This often requires talking with and interviewing key stakeholders, as well as conducting online research and information gathering to inform and create content. It also requires close review of various documentation types (PPT, Word, PDF, etc.).
Key areas of responsibility:
•Interview, author, and/or edit written content taking inputs from various sources across the company; inform key messaging
•Produce website articles, marketing materials, biographies, manuals, award entries and other related materials
•Assess written content for compliance and quality standards; provide direction and counsel
•Provide critical thinking and counsel during strategy sessions and project reviews
•Enforce company writing standards
•Work and collaborate with other writers and editors, as well as other members of the Advanced Media & Communications team
•Engage in special projects as needed
• Is this for a project or is this role for nternal infrastructure? Internal infrastructure
• How will success be measured? (Quantifiable measurements): Utilization rates; number, and quality, of written pieces produced and/or reviewed; timeliness and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Culture (Will this be working in a collaborative team environment or as an independent contributor?): BOTH (ability to work independently, as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and influence across all levels)
Desired Skill Sets / Required Skill Sets:
•Superior writing and editing skills
•Extensive experience producing writing deliverables for a variety of channels in a business setting
•Fluency in Associated Press style / familiarity with the AP Stylebook
•Ability to gather information quickly through research or short interviews with busy subjects
•Experience translating complicated subject matters
•Curiosity and willingness to learn new tools
•Ability to forge strong working relationships; team player
•Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
•Demonstrated ability to multi-task and plan contingencies
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and influence across all levels
•Familiarity with MS Office suite
•Experience in the aerospace and defense industry a plus
Education Level Required / Years of Experience Required:
Minimum 8-10 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree
AGAIN - MUST BE US CITIZEN to be eligible for this position. There is no relocation or expense package offered for this position. Rates are all inclusive W2 hourly wages. No 1099, No third parties, no C2C
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