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Editor/Writer (Based in RTP, DC, MD, CA or MA)

Social, Statistical, & Environmental Sciences
190E7 Requisition #
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  • Bachelor's degree with at least 3 full years of professional copyediting experience. Equivalent experience equals a Master's degree in a related field and at least 1 year of professional copyediting experience.
  • Strong competency using Microsoft Office 
  • Effective organizational skills and communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of plain language editing
  • Skill in observing detail
  • Ability to analyze tasks and determine appropriate level of effort
  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions/guidelines 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends to meet deadlines
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Additional optional qualifications
  • Ability to use styles to format Microsoft Word documents
  • Familiarity with Section 508 compliance requirements 
  • Ability to remediate Web PDF files to comply with Section 508 accessibility
  • Working knowledge of XML and HTML

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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