Senior Writer/Editor

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 February 2021
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 17 March 2021
  • Proposal

Job Description

Principal Duties:

In your role as Writer/Editor, you will support staff in conceiving, developing, and producing a range of written materials in the international development sector, primarily focused on youth, gender, and economic opportunity. You will use your excellent writing and editing skills to develop communication materials that clearly tell the story of our work. Drawing on your expertise, you will create and implement processes for quality assurance, develop templates and tools to guide other staff in writing, and provide a consistent voice and standard for project written materials.

Responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with project staff, develop goals for content, including workflow amounts and the direction and aim of writing prior to materials development.
  • Review, rewrite, and copy edit technical documents generated by project staff, including project reports, workplans, strategies, frameworks, how-tos, etc. for content accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Write and edit a variety of documents (e.g., project reports, workplans, strategies, frameworks, how-tos, articles, presentations) based on information/content provided by project staff.
  • Contribute to project-specific communication efforts, including material development, editing, information dissemination, , ensuring consistency with project objectives, client expectations, and corporate, client, and project identity standards.
  • Collaborate with project staff to curate and create compelling content and ideas, keeping the audience in mind.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance standard processes for materials development.
  • Provide feedback to project staff on written materials so that writers can apply feedback to future materials.
  • To streamline processes for writers, develop templates that are easy to adapt and apply for project staff use.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree

· Ten years’ progressively responsible professional experience with a specific focus on writing, editing, and communications

· Highly skilled at using MS Word formatting tools

· Experience working with or for USAID on communications materials

· Applied understanding of 508 compliance

· Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

Our ideal candidates are:

· Exceptional writers and communicators

· Experienced with applying editorial guidelines

· Interested in the areas of youth, gender, and economic opportunity t

· Experienced supporting foundation or other donor-focused communications

· Detail-oriented, adaptable, and able to handle multiple concurrent tasks

Working Conditions

Full-time telework until the company’s Washington, DC office reopens for regular business; thereafter regular office environment. Ability and willingness to travel and work abroad in less developed countries. Travel up to 10% may be required.

About the Organization

Making Cents is a results-driven women-owned small business founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship. Since our founding in 1999, we have been fostering human potential and promoting economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations around the world. We have implemented more than 130 projects in over 60 countries to date and are a trusted partner to public- and private-sector clients who benefit from our expertise and broad industry exposure.

Making Cents International is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics

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