Technical Editor

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) LogoCompany: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location:  Denver, CO

Date Posted: February 18, 2019

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  Dependent on experience and qualifications


Technical Editor

About the Position

The mission of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is to advance the environmental health professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Be part of an organization that supports thousands of members committed to ensuring that the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and play in, and the homes and buildings we live and work in are all safe to enjoy. Since 1937 NEHA has been at the crossroads wherever human health and the environment intersect. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more. With over 5,000 members and a growing staff of 30 employees we work to fulfill our mission by setting standards of excellence for the profession through our credentialing program; by providing opportunities for education and training at our annual conference as well as through online and in-person courses; and by providing advocacy through our Government Affairs Department. Our headquarters is located in the Denver area.

NEHA is seeking a Technical Editor to serve as a resource specialist in writing, editing, cataloging, and maintaining NEHA’s publications. The Technical Editor will create, write and edit publications, including articles, training materials, reports, manuscripts, and related materials; and conduct interviews with subject-matter experts to understand and present materials and parameters of content. This individual will remain current on new developments in technical writing, editing, and publishing

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Editing (80%)

  • Copy-edits publications according to NEHA style guidelines.
  • Reviews content (print/online) and recommends revisions or changes in approach, organization, structure, or flow.
  • Manages copy materials for projects.
  • Ensures consistency of glossary, key terms, chapters, headers, and essential components of publications.
  • Collaborates with graphic designers/authors to select images or infographics to amplify or clarify publication’s objective.

Technical Writing (20%)

  • Conducts interviews with subject-matter experts to ensure common understanding of publications and related materials.
  • Writes articles and other publications about various environmental health topics.

Qualifications

  • At least three years’ print and online writing/editing experience in a professional position.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing technical material for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to research, write, review/edit, and present written information in an organized, logical manner.
  • Ability to quickly understand and accurately communicate technical concepts.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully on a team.
  • Public speaking/strong presentation skills preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Manual dexterity required for operating office equipment.
  • Occasionally required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
  • Occasionally required to lift light weights (25 pounds or less).

How to Apply 

COMPENSATION
The salary for this position is dependent on experience and qualifications.

We offer a generous benefits package including paid time off and health, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid 100% by the association. Our benefits also include a five percent of base salary employer contribution to 403b retirement plan; paid short and long-term disability plans and paid term life insurance. We offer workplace flexibility including telework and a wellness program led by an employee committee that strives to inspire, create and maintain a workplace environment that supports physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

When Considering Applicants
When considering applicants, we look for integrity, a vision for what is possible and a proven performance record, along with the education, experience and skills that match the position requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
The National Environmental Health Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the association complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the association has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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