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The Technical Writer and Editor will create, review, revise, and edit content for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project's (https://phia.icap.columbia.edu) technical publications (Summary Sheets, Final Reports), peer-reviewed publications, technical presentations, and website pages. She/he will create and update standard templates and will ensure consistency of content and style across publications and presentations produced across PHIA Project surveys.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

- Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion.

- Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages.

- Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability.

- Edit peer-reviewed publications.

- Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions

- Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency.

- Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide.

- Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents

- Perform other related duties as directed. Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - BA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (minimum) and 4 years of related experience. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant - 4+ years of experience in technical writing and editing required.

- Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.

- Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

- Proficiency in one or more major style guidelines (AMA Manual of Style, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, other).

- Excellent attention to detail and dedication to scientific rigor.

- Ability to adapt to changing priorities and adhere to tight timelines.

- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.

- Exceptional command of English language writing and communication skills.

- Excellent interpersonal skills. Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications - MA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (preferred).

-6+ years preferred, preferably in the health or life sciences.

- Experience and skill in publication design and layout.

- Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro. Essential Functions - Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion. (25%)

- Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages. (10%)

- Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability. (10%)

- Edit peer-reviewed publications. (10%)

- Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions (10%)

- Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency. (10%)

- Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide. (10%)

- Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents (10%)

- Perform other related duties as directed. (5%) Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

- Occasional domestic or international travel (10%) may be required to support technical writing workshops Special Indications
This position works with: There are no special indications for this position HIPAA Compliance training required Yes Participation in Medical Surveillance required No What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting Requisition Open Date 09-21-2018 Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled Quick Link jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=171874 EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran. Local Hiring Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Job Information
  • Location:
    New York, United States
  • Job ID:
    48621742
  • Posted:
    May 25, 2019
  • Position Title:
    Technical Writer and Editor
  • Company Name:
    Columbia University
  • Job Function:
    Academic Administration
  • Entry Level:
    No
  • Job Type:
    Full-Time
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