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Charles River Analytics Technical/Science Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical/Science Editor at Charles River Analytics (View all jobs) (https://cra.com/job-listings/)

Cambridge, MA

Charles River Analytics brings foundational research to life, creating solutions and technology to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. Our scientists and engineers work together to mature our research results into viable, deployable products for the government and private sector. Our extensive research, development, and deployment spans across many disciplines, such as AI, cyber security, robotics, cognitive science, and human-centered computing. We are a 100% employee-owned company, encouraging participation, innovation, and responsibility from our entire staff. At Charles River, we take great pride in our success in attracting and retaining the most talented and creative problem-solvers in our field. Are you interested in being an Employee Owner (https://cra.com/esop/) at one of Boston's Best Places to Work (https://www.cra.com/company/news/charles-river-analytics-named-boston-business-journal%E2%80%99s-2017-best-places-work) ? If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

Charles River Analytics is looking for a Technical/Science Editor to join our Technical Writing Team. We need your help finding every grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors that exists in a variety of documents, from marketing blurbs to long, technical proposals, so all of our deliverables meet the highest standards for quality and consistency. As part of this role, you will also help draft content, such as contract deliverables, marketing deliverables, and internal and external communications. You will also create and review templates for government customers to ensure that all content and formatting meets government requirements, which will also require reading and interpreting government contracts.

How will you contribute?

  • Write and edit content for proposals, including bios and resumes for scientists and engineers

  • Edit contract deliverables, such as status reports and final reports, and some marketing materials, such as company descriptions for different social media platforms

  • Review technical content for correct grammar, formatting, functionality, and style guide adherence

  • Read and interpret contract guidelines for deliverable requirements, and create and review templates based on these requirements

  • Maintain Salesforce contract descriptions, ensuring information is up to date and accurate

  • Ensure that all deliverables sent to customers have appropriate IP and CUI markings

  • Maintain improve existing processes, such as ensuring Salesforce contract records are up to date and accurate

What do you need?

  • BA or BS, with a minimum of 5 years experience; experience with scientific or technical content preferred

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong proofreading and editing skills

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented

  • Proficiency and experience editing in MS Word, and a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint

  • Able to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality and accuracy

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Excellent attention to detail – passionate about making sure that every part of a document is perfect

  • Excellent editing skills; the ability to find and fix grammar and spelling mistakes, even in papers with very technical content

  • A self-starter who can manage their own daily workload and balance competing priorities

Why Charles River?

Charles River Analytics is a 100% employee-owned company that thrives on collaboration and values each employee owner. We offer competitive compensation plus bonuses, profit-sharing, and an attractive benefits package. Our benefits include 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance as well as vision, life, and disability insurance; paid maternity/paternity leave; tuition reimbursement; monthly gym allowance; free parking; generous paid time off; and a casual environment. We are also accessible by public transportation. We offer a hybrid onsite/remote (60/40) schedule with tremendous flexibility. At Charles River, we truly value work-life balance.

*Candidates should be prepared to provide writing samples

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