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Writer-Editor II

Indian Head, MD
Job Title:                    Writer-Editor II
Job Location:             Indian Head, MD
Salary:                         Competitive, Depends on Qualifications  
Clearance:                  Secret
Travel:                         Some

Purpose:  The purpose of this task is to provide corporate communications, public affairs, visual information, and event support for ongoing initiatives, to include writing, editing, research, event production services & support, exhibit services, graphic design, photography support, print production, photo image & video editing, broadcast production, digital signage, and multimedia support.

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
 
  • Using journalistic Associated Press (AP) style, write, edit, proofread, and copyedit a variety of documents, press releases, human interest features, magazines, social media content, science articles and other journalistic-type articles.
    • Creating content for a variety of written communications for internal and external audiences, including content for social media, web, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, text for graphics, presentations, talking points, and other items as needed.
    • Conduct fact-based research for information and authentic detail.
    • Presenting drafts to Corporate Communications staff and customers for feedback.
    • Working with Corporate Communications staff and customers to shape material for publishing.
    • Reviewing and performing AP style copyediting and proofreading of all content; writing must be in accordance with AP style and other style guides as prescribed by the Corporate Communications Division.
    • Providing publication editing and writing support to include edits for grammar, punctuation, spelling, clarity of sentences, format, and adherence to command guidelines.
    • Organizing complex technical information for effective presentation and communication to the audience.
    • Writing, proofreading, and editing the following: scriptwriting, news releases and briefings; transcription of oral interviews, podcasts, livestreams, and videos; and special publication projects.
 
  • Plan and prepare written content for dissemination both internally and externally to the public as assigned by Corporate Communications Division leadership.
 
  • Ensure all documents meet established organizational and industry standards.
 
  • 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 the story, investigate, and determine the validity of story leads, and collaborate with the creative team and other technical departments.

Knowledge and Experience:
 
  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least six (6) years of relevant experience is required; Associate degree and ten (10) years of relevant experience can be substituted.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite, standard office equipment and excellent communication skills.
  • Must have strong writing skills to assist in the planning, writing, and editing of feature news and technical articles, internal communications, reports, and presentations for release to interested internal or external audiences is required.
  • Must have demonstrated professional experience writing and copy-editing articles, press releases or other written content describing complex scientific or technical topics using lay language for a general audience using the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook.
  • Should have the ability to build coalitions throughout the command as well as with the media, external stakeholders, and other individuals of considerable influence is required.

*****THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON AWARDING OF A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT*****

About Our Company:
As a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) we are a provider of Information Technology (IT) professional services, software solutions and professional development training. Our core competencies evolved from leveraging IT enablers for knowledge management with an emphasis on Web Based Knowledge Portals and Portal Services, Server/System Services, SharePoint Development and System Administration and SQL Server Services. Our capabilities have expanded to include software development, technical training support and field support services.

Guiding Principles
  • Satisfy the customer - "Exceed expectations"
  • Set the Example - "Be out front"
  • Be Responsive - "Timing is everything"
  • Persevere - "Find a way"

Benefits
PTP offers a comprehensive benefits program:
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Supplemental benefits (Short Term Disability, Cancer & Accident).
  • Employer-sponsored Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Employer-sponsored Long Term Disability
  • Employer-sponsored Value Adds – FreshBenies
  • 401(k) with matching

Holidays and Annual Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 120 hours PTO accrual per year


 
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