Senior Specialist Proposal Editor
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Job Description Summary
Coordinates with technical writers, subject matter experts, and operational resources during the revision process, makes recommendations and offers guidance when implementing feedback, and adheres to editorial standards for length and readability. Manages opportunity-specific style conventions (capitalization, hyphenation, etc.).
Work requires considerable judgment and initiative. Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Completes understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
Understands implication of work and provides recommendations for solutions. Communicates on challenging or escalated issues. May instruct or coach other professionals. Works under general direction. Participates in determining objectives of assignments. Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Final product is reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives.
• Edits, proofreads, organizes, and rewrites content as necessary to meet requirements.
• Monitors deadlines, maintains contact with reviewers, and answers inquiries pertaining to content through e-mail
and telephone communication.
• Participates in all phases of proposal development from RFP release to submittal to ensure consistent application of
• Supports the development and maintenance of a writing team content library.
• Review content to create concise, compelling, credible proposal narratives.
• Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.
• Review proposal materials (RFP, RFI), client intelligence, competitive intelligence.
• Perform peer review and/or color team review editing assignment.
• Review and maintenance a content library.
Excellent writing and editing skills, with an eye for detail and accuracy and strong verbal communication skills;
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience; Advanced degree or professional designation preferred;
Experience working both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
Ability to multitask effectively while performing job duties, including ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines;
Ability to effectively describe complex, technical solution details to lay audiences;
Proficient computer and software skills, including Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint;
Experience reviewing proposal content in response to federal, state, or commercial RFPs. Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience; Advanced degree or professional designation preferred. Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. Work requires considerable judgment and initiative. Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.
EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.
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