Technical Writer 1

Website YourCatalystSol Catalyst Solutions

We are growing rapidly.  Our clients require a professional consulting workforce that is autonomous, creative, and tenacious.  If that’s you, we look forward to reviewing your resume and application!

Overview:  Catalyst has multiple openings in support of fast-paced, high-priority, Marine Corps programs. Among those positions, we are looking for a qualified Technical Writer with proven portfolio of experience.  This position requires a person who is driven to excel in a dynamic project-oriented environment collaborating with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals. This Technical Writer will have a decisive influence on project success by creating easy-to-understand user content and product documentation to increase product clarity, performance, and usability. A strong writing and communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with other teams are a must.

Job Tasks:
· Develop a concise, accurate narrative summary that coherently describes a meeting, new idea, problem or solution; Organize information in a coherent format using the most effective combination of narrative, charts, figures and tables· Write technical materials, such as manuals, appendices, or operating instructions. May assist in layout work
· Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers, clients or teammates
· Analyze current content and make improvements as necessary
· Maintain records and files of work and revisions
· Anticipate project requirements by observing, receiving and obtaining information from relevant sources; Take actions to ensure needs are met for success
· Interface with clients and team members to understand project requirements
· Support team activities during planning, milestone preparation, proposals and other surges

Technical Tasks:
· Create strong content that fulfills company standards and project goals by organizing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
· Utilize a variety of media forms including photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material
· Interview team personnel and research other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
· Formulate concepts and plans into professional documents with narrative, clear visual graphics, PowerPoint slides, and compliant formatting for presentations
· Identify mission goals on projects, and review practices to ensure appropriate goals are prioritized and met
· Review, understand, and implement organizational policies and guidelines on projects and proposals
· Facilitate meetings among stakeholders to achieve meeting objectives
· Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
· Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Work Activities:
· Communicate with supervisors and teammates
· Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time
· Regularly assist other team members and perform other work as assigned

Tools and Technology:
· Microsoft Office Suite software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
· Adobe Systems; Acrobat; Photoshop
· SharePoint
· Web-based collaboration tools including Skype, GoToMeeting, and equivalents

· Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; Ability to communicate in oral/written form effectively
· Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
· Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
· Ability to read, synthesize, and apply a high volume of information in a short period of time
· Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; Ability to listen thoroughly
· Ability to use logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
· Ability to manage multiple, concurrent assignments and manage work/track deadlines
· Ability to learn from constructive criticism in a quality focused environment
· Ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively
· Professional manner and strong work ethic
· The above list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required

Preferred Experience and Other Qualifications:
·  Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance required
· Ability and willingness to surge in support of team and program needs
· Consulting skills or experience preferred
· DAWIA training preferred

Joining Date: April 2018
Number of Vacancies: 2
Career Level: Early Career
Years of Experience: 1+
Residence Location: U.S. Virginia
Citizenship: U.S.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts Degree in English or Journalism or related field of study is preferred but not required

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