Technical Editor

Technical Editor

Office location: Any (remote considered)

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly-motivated Technical Editor at the mid- to senior level. The right candidate will become a member of an inter-disciplinary team working on habitat restoration planning, design, permitting, and implementation, as well as general water resources management projects throughout the West. This position is 30–40 hours/week and fully benefited. We seek one full-time person preferably based in a city where we have an established office, but we are willing to consider remote candidates.

The Technical Editor will be responsible for:
  • Editing client-deliverable technical reports, proposals, presentations, and marketing materials
  • Managing production of large and complex multi-section documents, including integration of sections from internal and external (subcontractor) team members and graphics from different software platforms, and formatting
  • Editing documents for organization, style, format, grammar, consistency, and logical coherency
  • Reconciling differences in tone and voice from multiple writers
    Verifying information cited in reports and that information in text,
    tables, and figures is consistent and accurate
  • Collaborating with authors to select figures and tables that best amplify a document’s objective
  • Assisting in the preparation of marketing materials and gathering relevant resumes or content
  • Adapting to rapidly changing circumstances, client needs, and schedules
    Providing support to all Stillwater offices and project managers
Qualified applicants should possess:
  • Ability to work remotely with teams
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Effective communication style (both verbal and written)
  • Confidence to interact with all levels of staff, agency representatives, and vendors in a professional and courteous manner
  • A healthy dose of initiative, creativity, and drive
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and page composition skills
  • Scientific literacy
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, with hours often depending on document deadlines
Required qualifications include:
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with document management on SharePoint or other web-based collaborative platforms
  • Document production expertise, including the simultaneous production of multiple documents at different stages of development and production of large and complex multi-section documents
  • 3+ years of experience as an editor or technical writer
  • Familiarity with federal and state permit document requirements, especially FERC hydroelectric project licensing, CEQA, and NEPA
  • Exposure to or experience in an environmental organization/consulting firm is a plus
  • BA in Technical Communication, Communications, English, Journalism, or related field is also a plus
How to apply

Availability, Compensation, and Application Details:

  • Full-time position with benefit package after 3 months
  • Salary range is $20‒$30/hour, depending on education and experience
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including Paid Time Off, a 401(k) plan, and full health and dental care
  • Please send a cover letter describing experience (including your requested salary range), a resume, and a brief work sample (writing, editing, graphics, or before and after product) in MS Word or PDF format to:
  • Include “Technical Editor” in subject line.
  • Resumes without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered
  • Position will remain open until filled

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