Technical Editor

Washington, DC
Aug 28, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Full Time
General Dynamics Information Technology is searching for a Technical Editor. The Technical Editor researches, designs, writes, develops, edits, coordinates and maintains the production of technical and non-technical copy in multiple media formats (e.g., MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel), primarily in the field of export compliance. Serves as website and/or SharePoint site administrator.  

    Examples of technical copy include NASA Export Control Operations Manual, multimedia export control presentations, work instructions, export compliance training courses, and website content.Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology, as assigned.Prepares and coordinates layout and organization of materials according to prepared outlines or specifications and makes format recommendations for new and existing products.Serves as the main interface for multiple stakeholders, to include government staff, subject matter experts (SME), contributing authors, illustrators, and other contractors to ensure product quality.Plans and executes program reviews, meetings, telecons, and video teleconferences with a wide variety of stakeholdersParticipates in special projects and other assigned tasks, as required.Strong professionalism, planning, organization, writing, communication, teamwork, and multicultural sensitivity/awareness skills are a must.Must also be self-motivated, able to work without supervision, and able to reprioritize as time limits and goals shift.

  • B.S. in Engineering, technology, or other technical field (desired), the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience


Qualifications Mandatory Qualifications

2-5 years of related experience researching, preparing and editing technical copy.Highly proficient in MS products, especially Word and Power Point. Able to format and update a large MS Word documents including TOC and Appendices, as well as be very familiar with generating flow diagrams and other types of charts in PowerPoint and Visio. Familiarity with Section 508 compliance requirements, website design/administration and SharePoint site administrationMust be motivated to take ownership of documents/products and keep them up to date as new content is provided. Desired Qualifications

    Familiarity with other graphic design toolsExperience with the ITAR and/or EAR export regulations Experience with NASA or space technology programs

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.