Copy Editor

Working from home
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 18, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a full-time, versatile Copy Editor with demonstrated experience writing and editing engaging content for large-scale federal programs. To be successful in this role, this individual must use strategic communications consulting, research, interviews, journalistic skills and storytelling to advance clients goals and objectives. The Copy Editor will be responsible for reviewing a variety of products including, but not limited to, fact sheets, Frequently Asked Questions, presentations, social media, blog posts, user guides, quick reference guides, video scripts, products for senior executives, project management documents, reports and more. The Copy Editor must also have strong customer interaction skills and a demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders across multiple tasks.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, proactive problem-solver and action-oriented team player with previous experience translating complex information into plain language. He/she must be committed to providing superior service, poised in a fast-paced environment and have a positive and flexible attitude.

This mid-level, full-time position is currently fully remote. However, the Copy Editor may be expected to travel to Washington, D.C. or other locations in the United States for meetings, events and trainings.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and manage a broad range of print and digital communications materials.
  • Translate complex messaging into plain language to ensure materials are easy to read, understand and use.
  • Gather, analyze, fact check and interpret data from various sources.
  • Implement edits provided by clients and other team members effectively and quickly.
  • Ensure content conveys critical information and reflects key messaging in a standardized and consistent voice and tone.
  • Develop themes, concepts, messaging and distribution tactics for marketing materials.
  • Plan, generate and deliver client-ready materials for stakeholders, including client leadership.
  • Write, review and edit content in compliance with AP style and other federal content guidelines.
  • Review documents for stylistic and formatting consistency.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in publishing and editing.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience supporting large Cabinet-level federal agencies is ideal.
  • Ability to work onsite in Washington, D.C. (or other locations in the United States) as needed.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the latest media trends and content best practices.
  • Ability to review and adhere to federal and industry-standard style guidelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to distill complex information into compelling messages.
  • Strong time management, creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent ability to communicate across most mediums and settings.

Client Information

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to provide veterans and their families with the services and benefits they have earned through their military service. For more than 100 years, VA has helped veterans enroll in health care, take advantage of a variety of benefits (e.g., home loans, disability compensation, insurance) and secure dignified burial services.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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