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Technical Editor and Writer / Principal Technical Editor and Writer (Security Clearance required)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Technical Editor. The successful candidate will join our high performing team to develop technical documentation for the most advanced military sensors and systems, integrated on platforms, such as: F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, E3 AWACS, E-7A Wedgetail, B1-B Lancer, AN/ZPY-1 STARLite, and AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR. Responsibilities: Edits documents to ensure compliance with style, design, layout, specification, and grammar and spelling requirements.Edits technical and Program documents such as technical manuals, operational specifications, program plans, design documents, training materials, presentations, whitepapers, and reports, and other technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences. Collaborates with task/team leads, writers, engineers, and instructors, to deliver documents.Performs Desktop Publishing tasks for all Program technical data products.Gathers information to develop templates based on style guides to adhere to military specifications and standards of technical writing.Edits documents for Simplified Technical English compliance.Conducts quality review of materials.Publishes materials in various formats, including page-based hardcopy and electronic (basic and interactive) and structured technical data (XML/SGML, S1000, and DITA).Performs other duties as assigned.Basic Qualifications for level 2:Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field, 2-5 years' technical editing experience, 0 years' experience with Master's.Minimum 1-2 years' experience in creating and modifying styles, formats, and templates.Excellent attention to detail.Ability to edit structured technical data.Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.Ability to learn Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE 100) standard and edit content for compliance.Good problem solving and organization skills.Self-motivated.U.S. Citizen with active DoD Secret clearance (or higher).Basic Qualifications for level 3: Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field, 5-10 years' technical editing experience, 3 years' experience with Master's.Minimum 5 years' experience in creating and modifying styles, formats, and templates.Minimum of 5 years' experience with structured authoring applications, such as: MadCap, FrameMaker, or Arbortext.Excellent attention to detail.Experience with structured technical data.Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.Ability to edit content developed to Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE 100) standard.Excellent problem solving and organization skills.U.S. Citizen with activeDoD Secret clearance (or higher).Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years' experience with structured authoring applications, such as: MadCap, FrameMaker, or Arbortext.Experience with Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE 100).Experience with structured technical data and standards XML, SGML, HTML, S1000, and DITA.Certification through the Society for Technical Communicators (STC).Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).Ability to obtain and maintain SAP/SAR clearance. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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