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  • Date posted
    April 24, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    May 24, 2024
  • Career Level
    Senior

Job Description

Description

LAC Federal is seeking a Senior Writer/Editor to support content creation, editing, and updating for a component of the United States Department of Defense technical information program. The Senior Writer/Editor will play a pivotal role in writing, editing, and overseeing the production of a variety of documents, articles, and content in journalistic (AP) style. Duties and responsibilities will include ensuring that all written materials meet established organizational and industry standards, and for assisting in the development and execution of the annual strategic communications plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write, edit, proofread, and copyedit a wide range of documents, including press releases, news stories, features, magazines, social media content, science articles, and other journalistic-type articles, adhering to journalistic (AP) style guidelines.
  • Assign stories to staff and provide guidance and direction to ensure high-quality written content is prepared for dissemination both internally and externally to the public.
  • Ensure all written materials meet established organizational and industry standards for accuracy, clarity, grammar, and style.
  • Assist in the development and writing of an annual strategic communications plan, including conducting research, collecting data, establishing metrics, and implementing communication strategies.
  • Research, develop, investigate, and write a variety of science-related and human interest news and feature stories through interviews, observations, networking, and library/online resources for publication in national-level print magazines, press releases, and online content.
  • Evaluate and recommend the tone and intended audience of each story, investigate and determine the validity of story leads, and collaborate with the creative team and other technical departments to ensure accurate and compelling storytelling.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the technical information field, including advancements in military, engineering, and scientific research, to inform and enrich written content.
  • Provide editorial support and guidance to junior writers/editors as needed, offering feedback and mentoring to facilitate their professional growth and development.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Affairs, or related field OR a minimum of six (6) years of related experience in writing associated press style articles, editing documents, and working in a military/engineering/technical/research, development, or testing environment.
  • Proven experience writing, editing, and producing journalistic-type articles in AP style.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of strategic communications principles and practices, including the development and execution of communications plans.
  • Ability to conduct thorough research, gather information from diverse sources, and synthesize complex information into compelling narratives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources