Technical Writer and Editor

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/30/2018

Address

722 West 168th Street
New York
New York
10032
United States

Description

POSITION SUMMARY


The Technical Writer and Editor will create, review, revise, and edit content for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project’s (https://phia.icap.columbia.edu) technical publications (Summary Sheets, Final Reports), peer-reviewed publications, technical presentations, and website pages. She/he will create and update standard templates and will ensure consistency of content and style across publications and presentations produced across PHIA Project surveys.


Number of positions : 2


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES


  • Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion.
  • Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages.
  • Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability.
  • Edit peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions
  • Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency.
  • Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide.
  • Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents
  • Perform other related duties as directed.


EDUCATION


  • BA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (minimum).
  • MA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (preferred).

 

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • Fiveyears of experience in technical writing and editing, preferably in the health or life sciences.
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in one or more major style guidelines (AMA Manual of Style, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, other).
  • Excellent attention to detail and dedication to scientific rigor.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and adhere to tight timelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Exceptional command of English language writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

 

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • Experience and skill in publication design and layout.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


  • Occasional domestic or international travel (10%) may be required to support technical writing workshops



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Applicants may can submit their CV, cover letter, and a writing sample to icap-jobs@columbia.edu. 


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