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Technical Writer/Editor

The Technical Writer/Editor position reviews, edits and provides comments to all written materials produced by NTC. The position includes the following: Gather information by studying existing material, interviewing SMEs, and using current training materials Make/suggest edits for the expressed documentation in accordance with industry standards and the NTC Style Guide Full edits and review of the […]

The Technical Writer/Editor position reviews, edits and provides comments to all written materials produced by NTC. The position includes the following:

  • Gather information by studying existing material, interviewing SMEs, and using current training materials
  • Make/suggest edits for the expressed documentation in accordance with industry standards and the NTC Style Guide
  • Full edits and review of the established FMCSA NTC Style Guide in accordance with the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual
  • Perform full-text edits of all contractual deliverables for content and grammar
  • Perform quality checks for formatting and style
  • Perform checks on PDFs for future printed materials
  • Review and edit all printed materials, reports, including the executive summary, main body, and all appendices, to ensure compliance with established standards and guidelines
  • Support the planning, formulation, editing, development, and publication of finished products (e.g., reports, briefings and other presentations, as required), both technical and non-technical, in the medium and format requested
  • Work closely with the Testing Administrator for edits of course examinations
  • Edit and note any/all written materials related to contract work (e.g. course evaluations)
  • Develop formal stylistic guides for use in training of new ISSs
  • Work with the PM and Instructional Systems Specialists to create and evolve style guide as a means of formalizing aesthetic.
  • Consult Instructional Systems Specialists on stylistic and formatting questions
  • Work with the Instructional Systems Specialists design team to streamline and maintain file architecture on New Network Template Shared Drive
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing and analyze the needs of the target audience

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English or similar field of study
  • Five years of experience writing and editing instructional materials, technical reports and/or technical documentation using word-processing systems (Word), presentation systems (PowerPoint), and spreadsheet systems (Excel)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as to analyze the needs of the target audience
  • Comfortable interacting at all levels of the organization and be willing to develop strong and positive relationships with staff and colleagues
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented, well-organized and able to multi-task
  • Public Trust Security Clearance or the ability to obtain one
  • 100% on-site client support

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