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Editor/Technical Communications Specialist

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Technical Editor/Publishing Coordinator
Qualifications
Education and Experience
This position requires at a minimum:
- 5-years of experience in writing, designing, or developing publishable material about technical topics, and
- An associate degree, but preferably a bachelor's or advanced degree in English; journalism; communications media; technical communication; publishing; or other, related liberal arts.

Additional Qualifications:
- Explain the publishing process to customers.
- Estimate the time it will take to complete tasks and schedule projects to meet customer
requirements.
- Contribute as an effective team member.
- Handle changing priorities and diplomatically react to advice and criticism.
- Consult with production staff and customers to improve information design, structure,
and organization.
- Help customers to analyze and design information for specific purposes or audiences.
- Explain to customers, the processes for funding, distributing, and storing files for
publishing projects.
- Research, fact check, write, edit, and help customers clear technical materials.
- Edit manuals, handbooks, management instructions, notices, publications, signs, tags,
and other documents for organization, comprehension, accuracy, grammar, spelling,
punctuation, and style.
- Reword information for clarity, conciseness, and (if necessary) specific tasks.
- Monitor the clearance and approval process.
- Monitor production stages.
- Notify customers about the status of the project via email notifications throughout the
stages of the publishing process.
- Perform document management and tracking tasks for each document.
- Guide customers on the requirements of Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act.
- Edit documents to be consistent with concepts and use of “Plain Writing.”
- Find process solutions to problematic projects by gathering data and interviewing
customers.
- Meet with customers and team leader to identify issues with particular projects.
- Manage multiple, complex document projects simultaneously.
- Understand the capabilities of publishing software and content management repository.
- Prepare documents for composition using the high-end book publishing and track
changes features of Microsoft Word.
- Use knowledge of Microsoft track changes to help customer submit documents.
- Respond to requests from the Material Distribution Center to upload artwork to
BlueShare to reprint documents or coordinate revisions if necessary.
- Help customers develop usability surveys to ensure the information being presented is
clearly understood by the intended audience and know how to test and analyze functionality and usability.

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