The Technical Writer and Editor will create, review, revise, and edit content for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project's (https://phia.icap.columbia.edu) technical publications (Summary Sheets, Final Reports), peer-reviewed publications, technical presentations, and website pages. She/he will create and update standard templates and will ensure consistency of content and style across publications and presentations produced across PHIA Project surveys.
- Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion.
- Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages.
- Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability.
- Edit peer-reviewed publications.
- Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions
- Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency.
- Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide.
- Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents
- Perform other related duties as directed.
General Minimum Qualifications: - BA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (minimum) and 4 years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - 4+ years of experience in technical writing and editing required.
- Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
- Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Proficiency in one or more major style guidelines (AMA Manual of Style, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, other).
- Excellent attention to detail and dedication to scientific rigor.
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities and adhere to tight timelines.
- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
- Exceptional command of English language writing and communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: - MA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (preferred).
-6+ years preferred, preferably in the health or life sciences.
- Experience and skill in publication design and layout.
- Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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