Los Alamos National Laboratory Writer/Editor 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72670
Job Title Writer/Editor 1
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name CPA-CAS/Communications Arts & Services
What You Will Do
Communication Arts and Services (CPA-CAS) Writer-Editors develop and produce a wide range of scientific, operational, and administrative communication products, such as technical reports, procedures, proposals, brochures, user manuals, and training materials for print or online publication. The selected applicant may be assigned by CPA-CAS to one or more customer organizations to create communication products that support the Laboratory’s programmatic and operational objectives. This position may entail original writing and mechanical and substantive editing.
Duties include the following:
Conducting communication needs assessments and interacting with coworkers and customers to analyze and develop content to meet those needs.
Collaborating with Laboratory customers and CPA-CAS coworkers to plan, develop, and produce a wide range of communication products.
Performing mechanical and substantive edits; correcting grammar, technical usage, content, and organizational problems; and adapting the editing style to meet customer and audience needs.
Ensuring that communication products comply with Laboratory policies and procedures, standards, and style guides.
Producing quality communication products, working with CAS coworkers to ensure project budgets and schedules are met or renegotiated.
Writing, editing, or formatting original material for technical and/or nontechnical audiences, may include original writing based on existing documents, background research, and interviews with subject matter experts for print and electronic publications and the web.
Maintaining required safety and security training, ensuring safety and security compliance, and making safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of English grammar and rhetoric.
Demonstrated skill in technical writing and editing, assessing incoming documents to determine the editing approach, following style guides, and creating project-specific style notes to ensure consistency; must pass CAS editing test.
Basic project management knowledge and experience in coordinating publication projects, including establishing and maintaining budgets and schedules.
Basic knowledge and application of the principles and practices of editing and document production.
Skill in analyzing customer and audience needs and determining the structure, content, and format of communication products that best meet those needs
Experience writing or editing original material that draws on existing documents, background research, and interviews with subject matter experts.
Ability to interpret complex information so that it can be understood by the target audience.
Experience juggling the demands of multiple work priorities and working effectively under pressure.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Experience using cross-disciplinary skills, such as graphic design, photography and video production, and website development to create communication products.
Demonstrated ability to work on communications teams and to interact and learn from mentors.
Education: Associate or bachelor's degree in English, journalism, technical communication, or a physical/social science and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
Notes to Applicants:
Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications and experience related to the requirements of the position.
Applicants must be willing to take a writing and editing test and are expected to submit work samples if interviewed.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The Communications Arts and Services group (CPA-CAS) provides multidisciplinary, full-service communications support for organizations and programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Our experts in graphic arts, writing and editing, and web development create compelling and effective communication products for customers across the Laboratory.
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 51100
Maximum Salary 79100
Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda
Req ID: IRC72670