0-1 years of experience
Concerned about your lack of experience? Learn More...
Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Junior Technical Editor
(This job is no longer available)
Duty First Consulting | Vienna, VA
Grad Date

Not sure what types of jobs you are interested in?

Explore Jobs
Based on Your Education

Follow This Company

Job Description

General Summary

Duty First Consulting is currently seeking a communications-focused technical editor and proofreader to join our company, who will work closely with our federal healthcare operations team. DFC's team members have experience in public policy, health communications, public health, and technical writing and editing. Our clients are primarily agencies and departments of the federal government.

Essential Duties

Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

* Editing both digital and printed materials, including website content, user guides, reports, proposals, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and presentations
* Working directly with the client to update and maintain a style guide used across federal government programs
* Ensuring all content follows editorial style guidelines set by the client
* Reviewing and proofreading client deliverables for correct formatting, punctuation, grammar, and spelling, and ensuring all deliverables are submitted error-free and on time
* Revising technical documents to use plain language for external audiences
* Working closely with other team members to develop webinar presentations, SOPs, and website content that adhere to the program style guide
* Supporting ad hoc communications activities such as developing marketing collateral and surveys, conducting focus groups and interviews, and/or creating social media content
* Generating content and creative ideas for reaching and engaging target audiences and communicating key messages

Skills and Qualifications

* Excellent writing and copyediting skills
* Expertise in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, including exceptions and best practices
* Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style preferred
* Experience writing and editing technical documents, SOPs, and proposals preferred
* Strong oral communication and presentation skills
* Excellent attention to detail
* Strong interpersonal skills; able to work in team setting or independently
* Comfortable providing feedback and raising concerns
* Able to manage competing priorities and deliver on multiple projects/priorities simultaneously
* Strong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
* Has the legal right to work in the US for any employer; sponsorship is not available for this position
* Able to obtain a US government security clearance, if needed
* Preference will be given to qualified Veteran candidates

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree required, preferably in English, journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, or related field
* Minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience, specifically in federal consulting, communications, journalism, and/or publishing


A career in consulting can offer a wide variety of experiences and is a great opportunity for personal and professional growth, but it often requires a bit more time and energy than the standard nine-to-five. The characteristics below are those of a typical consultant in this field; we encourage you to consider if these are applicable to you as you complete your application.

* Thrives when working in a challenging, fast-paced environment
* Balances competing priorities and fluctuating workloads with composure
* Works well in teams or independently, as the job requires
* Commits the requisite hours and effort to ensure deliverables are submitted on time and error-free
* Dives into new and unfamiliar tasks, employing a learn-as-you-go mentality and problem-solving skills
* Has the foresight to strategically plan and anticipate next steps and outcomes
* Uses interpersonal skills to establish and uphold strong client relationships, representing the company positively
* Values quality in client deliverables and internal tasks
* Enjoys having a high level of responsibility and task autonomy
* Acts professionally in all circumstances and enjoys creating and nurturing a professional network of peers, clients, and partners.
* Duty First Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment may request such accommodation(s).