Web Content Editor

The Web Content Editor is responsible for contributing written content for use in technology-based training. The position will interact with a team of professionals to shape the nature, character, and voice of finished products.

Location:  Arlington, Virginia

Responsibilities
  • Works with a team of contributors (subject matter experts, instructional designers, web developers, graphic artists) under tight deadlines to produce content in an agile, results-driven manner.
  • Writes and edits content on a wide range of subjects, ranging from technical procedures to soft-skills training.
  • Shapes content to be engaging, concise, and accurate.
  • Contributes knowledge of industry best practices in producing and presenting online content.
  • Provides new, creative, well-thought-out ideas for content and content development.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of subjects important to Foreign Service Officers and applies knowledge to produce appropriate, effective, and meaningful content.
  • Performs editorial duties to produce high-quality training products.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience working with subject matter experts to validate content while producing focused, engaging content.
  • Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience working with production teams and managing product workflow.
  • Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience with online training products, including but not limited to responsive web pages, mobile apps, podcasts, and short video screenplays.
  • Additional Experience - Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, producing content relevant to the State Department.
  • Additional Experience - Experience with section 508/web accessibility standards.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Education Required

  • Master’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or a related field.

Minimum Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff and monitoring performance against business goals.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing for online formats and platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in preparing content for online formats.
  • Demonstrated experience with online training products, including but not limited to responsive web pages, mobile apps, podcasts, and short video screenplays.
  • Demonstrated experience working with subject matter experts to validate content while producing focused, engaging online content.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply AP or other industry-standard style guides.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining positive relationships with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated experience in developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
  • Demonstrated experience working with production teams and managing product workflow.

The Web Content Editor is responsible for contributing written content for use in technology-based training. The position will interact with high-level bureau and school/center clients to shape the nature, character, and voice used in finished products. In many industry engagements, a B.S./B.A is required for this type of role. ISD requires at least 3 years of experience to ensure the person is a proven performer that is capable performing the work with this level of stakeholder and in high-priority projects.

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