Technical Writer/Editor

Clearance Level
None
Category
Technical Documentation
Location
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ82785

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

The Technical Writer-Editor will support the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) by preparing original content for letters, memoranda, reports, talking points, speeches, and presentations as well as review and edit other written materials prepared by OTIP staff/project managers.  The Technical Writer-Editor will consult with subject matter experts/project managers regarding the development of original material to gather background information and an understanding of the goals and objectives, target audience, and deadline for written materials.  The Technical Writer-Editor will conduct quality assurance reviews of written correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written communications.

Duties include:

  • Drafts new content and edits existing content for print, web, and social media, e.g., reports, letters, memoranda, presentations, webpages, news items, social media posts, etc.

  • Reviews and edits all written materials, including, but not limited to, reports and correspondence

  • Ensures that documents meet HHS/ACF/OTIP editorial standards and specifications for quality, format, and style

  • Remains current on relevant OTIP programs to help assess the accuracy of written materials

  • Manages website updates, including writing, editing, and publishing content and web governance

  • Tracks and measures the effectiveness of communications efforts based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Optimizes print and web content for search engine visibility and ranking, and recommends changes to information architecture, content, linking, and other factors to improve SEO

  • Ensures agency digital communication products and activities adhere to all applicable Federal policies and procedures, including compliance with Section 508 and the Plain Language Act

  • Interfaces with OTIP Program staff on the development, refinement, and completion of written materials  

  • Remediates public-facing PDFs and Word documents to ensure accessibility and compliance with Section 508

  • Provides creative support for internal and external communication efforts including print publications, web content, digital communications, media, and video production

  • Assists with additional projects involving internal and external communications

  • Participates in meetings as required

Education:

Requires BS/BA in English, Journalism, or Communications

Experience/Skills:

Required:

  • 6+ years of writing and editing experience

  • Exceptional research and written communication skills

  • Experience using web content management systems such as Drupal

  • Understanding of graphic design principles

  • Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics

  • Experience with website maintenance and governance; use of web governance platforms such as Monsido

  • Knowledge and proficiency in Google Analytics

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience in 508 compliance

  • Experience in Plain Language

  • Excellent technical skills, including using Adobe products

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Teams

  • Project management skills and/or experience in print and/or web publishing.

  • Public Trust investigation

Location:

Washington, D.C. (Remote during COVID)

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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, or any other protected class.