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Copy Editor 

Description

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international creating impact, empowering communities, building resilience — where and when it matters. We have an exciting opportunity in our communications department for a copy editor.

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Communications Specialist and will be responsible for reviewing, updating, and reorganizing content on federal government websites; proofreading and copy editing technical reports, PowerPoint® presentation, proposals, and other documents; and branding and formatting technical reports, PowerPoint® presentations, proposals, and other documents. The candidate should have a high attention to detail as well as excellent reading and writing comprehension, a thorough knowledge of English grammar and spelling, the ability to meet tight deadlines, work well in a team environment, and be adaptable to change.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review, reorganize, update, and rewrite website content for two federal government websites to ensure that content is consistent, in plain language, grammatically correct, non-duplicative, and fits within a content strategy.
  • Review and update technical reports and proposals. QA/QC for grammar and language, offer constructive critiques, and verify proposals meet technical requirements.
  • Validate detailed technical information and applicable acronyms.
  • Ensure accuracy in spelling, grammar, and punctuation as well as smoothly composed syntax.
  • Track changes effectively and maintain accurate versioning records.
  • Conduct a final review of documents.
  • Format reports, PowerPoint® presentations and other documents as needed ensuring that all documents meet branding requirements of various federal agencies.
  • Ensure 508 compliance of finalized documents and publications.
  • Make updates to the Cloudburst website, blog, and social media as needed and maintain internal style guide.
  • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
 
Position Requirements
  • Ability to pass Federal Agency security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, political science, history, or a related field and 1-3 years of experience.
  • Excellent written communications and copy editing and proofreading skills with a strong command of the English Language, attention to grammar, spelling and detail.
  • Strong project, organizational, and process management skills, capable of managing multiple tasks and shifting priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Familiarity with Google Docs.
  • Understanding of basic design styles and layout standards
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate status to peers and leadership.
  • Self-starter able to work in a highly collaborative team and adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility are essential.

Desired

  • Prior experience in government consulting or working with a federal government agency.
  • Experience working with strategic communications.
  • Proven experience in a digitally focused role, including HTML and basic principles of web design.
  • Experience working with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance requirements for websites and/or publications
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Familiar with WordPress and Drupal websites
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
About the Organization The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) is a mission-driven, Economically Disadvantaged, Women-Owned Small Business whose staff strive to create impact, empower communities, and build resiliency. Cloudburst works at the intersection of domestic and international development with the goal of improving the effectiveness of programs and investments targeted to build social, economic, and environmental resilience in the U.S. and abroad. Starting with a problem statement, theory of change, desire to increase effectiveness or better measure impact of investments, we work to capture and generate data that empower people, organizations, and communities to effect change and provide the foundation for a more positive and sustainable future.  
EOE Statement The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The Cloudburst Group participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Cloudburst is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Cloudburst can only use E-Verify once a job offer is accepted and the employee has completed the Form I-9.  

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