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The MITRE Corporation MITRE Technical Editor / Writer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Strategic Communications team is seeking a seasoned Technical Editor / Writer to support MITRE’s work with our Federally Funded Research and Development Centers. The Technical Writer will be responsible for technical writing and editing, including formatting technical and knowledge-based documentation for various audiences. This role requires an experienced technical writer who works well under tight timelines. DHS fitness and Secret clearance required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Technical Writing and Editing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a

Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Edit technical documents according to MITRE’s brand guidelines, including voice, tone, and accuracy, and applicable government publication standards

  • Work in a secure and classified work environment as needed

  • Apply MITRE templates to technical papers, creating cross references, inserting/updating captions, tables of contents, and other references

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and subject matter experts to ensure timely delivery of all documentation and other deliverables

  • Secure reviews and approvals with project leaders, subject matter experts, and senior leadership

  • Work independently to edit and format high quality and timely deliverables

  • Work successfully as part of a team and independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Communicate professionally with Strategic Communications team members and subject matter experts to clarify expectations of assignments

  • DHS Secret clearance -- We are currently filling two positions for the same role, one cleared and one non-cleared.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing fundamentals

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Project management, proofreading, and editing skills

  • A keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, often under pressure and with tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of someone with five to eight years of technical writing and editing experience

  • Possess advanced grammar and editing skills and knowledge of 508 compliance standards

  • Conduct grammatical, spelling, punctuation, structural, and syntax review of analytic and administrative textual content.

  • Use MITRE templates, government templates, or defined templates as required

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Acrobat Pro

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):


This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):


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