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Technical Writer

Sacramento, CA · Writing/Editing
30-year-old Project Management Consulting Firm is searching for a Technical Writer with 508 compliance knowledge for a full-time role. This role is hybrid and candidate must live in the Sacramento, CA area.

For over 30 years, this organization has been an industry leader providing Technology Project Management, Project Management and Project Control Solutions to their clients. Focusing in the Transportation, Utilities, Oil, Gas, Water and other Industries, their Professionals have worked on some of the largest Projects throughout the US.

The technical writer will be an integral part of the transportation team. They will be responsible for managing the editorial and publication processes, including revising and formatting and editing technical documents ranging from simple technical memoranda to multivolume reports, to persuasive client-facing proposals.

• Manages the editorial and publication process for transportation project deliverables.
• Key participant in pre-planning for developing workable document production schedules and project style guides.
• Acts as liaison between technical authors, graphic designers, word processors, and technical editors.
• Consulted by other peers or offices as an editorial expert.
• May serve as a reviewer of all editorial efforts.
• May serve as lead editor for an editorial team working on large projects.
• Works with project managers and editors to determine the level of effort required taking into consideration the project budget.
• May interact with clients on projects consisting primarily of editing tasks.
• May participate in company-wide efforts to standardize materials such as style guides and report formats.
• Contributes to development of and adherence to company editorial conventions and procedures.
• Technical writing responsibilities that include writing logically sound, technically reliable, and readily comprehensible documents.

• BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
• BA/BS in English, Communications, Journalism, or related fields
• 2+ years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
• Strong command of the English language, exceptional writing and editing skills, and in-depth knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and composition rules
• Excellent editorial skills with a commitment to quality, accuracy, and detail
• Skilled at communicating complex ideas in clear, concise, and compelling language and translating technical jargon into plain language for broad audiences
• Able to multi-task efficiently and complete assignments accurately and on time
• Skilled in time-management and working under strict and occasionally aggressive deadlines
• Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, especially Track Changes and Styles functions, Microsoft Excel and intermediate skills with Adobe InDesign
• Proficiency using industry-standard style guides and comfortable with in-house and/or client or agency style guides
• Ability to prepare documents for audience-targeted readability (e.g., general public, client-specific, regulatory authorities)
• Knowledge and basic experience in 508 compliance

The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties may be assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. SmartHire is not legally responsible for any change of job-holder's responsibilities or activities, by our clients, that differ from this job description.  

SmartHire, Inc. offers Contingency Search, Retained Search, Recruitment Process Outsourcing RPO and On-Demand Hourly recruiting.

SmartHire focuses in Legal, Engineering, Medical or Healthcare, Human Resources, Communications/Public Relations, Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Biotechnology, Non-Profit, Marketing and Sales.   

For more information on SmartHire, please visit our website at www.smarthireinc.com.

SmartHire Inc., 1 E Erie St, Suite 525-2573, Chicago, IL 60611

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