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Technical Editor - Proposals

Job ID: 1924576
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2019
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is looking for an experienced Technical Editor to support federal proposals as an integral part of the proposal production team. The successful candidate will edit sections of competitive proposals, including technical, management, transition, resumes, past performance, cost narratives, and resume/staffing solutions. The candidate will implement the Associated Press (APO) editorial standard as well as custom SAIC standards for support services proposals. Candidate will work closely with all members of a proposal team. Extended work hours may be required to meet production deadlines.

Essential Functions:
  • Collaborates with SAIC business professionals to develop a proposal that clearly articulates winning strategy, compelling solutions, and substantiated themes.
  • Edits and at times writes clear, persuasive and articulate proposal sections; translates technical and other ideas into easily understandable text; rewrites and/or reviews proposal sections and related proposal documents. Able to edit in active voice.
  • Ensures APO editorial standard and custom SAIC standards applied to create compelling, compliant proposals. 
  • Leverages interpersonal and interviewing skills to gather needed information from TASC professionals.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
  • 6+ years of relevant experience with Bachelors; 4+ Years with MBA
  • 3-5 years with proposal work
Required Skills:
  • Experience with government proposal development and processes.
  • Experience reading and analyzing requests for proposals. 
  • Detail oriented and able to work with minimal supervision. 
  • Superior communications skills. 
  • Experience editing proposal content for readability, consistency, clarity, and compliance with requirements. 
  • Proficient in grammar, spelling, and punctuation and have accurate proofreading skills. 
  • Familiarity with AP and GPO style guides. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Word 2013 or 2016. 
  • Mentoring skills. 
Required Clearance: 
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

Desired Qualifications

 
  • Virtual Processing Center (VPC) proficiency desired


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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