Weris Inc., a transportation consulting firm with government agencies, institutions, and commercial companies, is hiring for a Substantive Editor. Successful employees at our company enjoy working in a collaborative team setting where communication is key in an open environment.
The What Factor: As in “What will I be doing?”
Great question! You will edit technical reports and briefs of varying lengths. You will handle multiple rounds of edits and QC others’ work. You may have several jobs at any given time with tight deadlines. In addition, you will occasionally assist with writing, editing, and formatting proposal efforts.
The Who Factor: As in “Who will I be performing the work for?” AND “Who will I work with?”
Great question! You will edit the reports and briefs for a highway-based Federal Government contract. You will have the opportunity to work with other editors and technical writers both from Weris and the customer. You will report to an in-house Publishing Manager, who is fantastic, and work with an Editorial Assistant, also amazing, along with various other editors, all wonderfully skilled.
The How Factor: As in “How will I be successful in this role?”
Best questions yet! You are likely to be successful in this role if you join us with a background in editing technical material since the subject matter of these reports is very detailed. While being a strong writer is an asset, successful candidates will have a true passion for editing. If you are good at giving and receiving constructive feedback you will also perform at a higher level than those who aren’t so pleased when given direction (you know who you are). If you pride yourself on being well versed in multiple style guides, but mostly GPO, Chicago, and AP, then you could be ahead of the pack. If you are a formatting guru that can easily get around in MS Word then you will also have an advantage.
The Why Factor: As in “Why would I want to be a Substantive Editor for Weris?”
Now you’ve got it! Well, simply because we are a great group of diverse professionals who work hard individually but more importantly as a team. We are positioned to grow, which means you could be part of something exciting. Although we are a small group, we offer you a complete benefits package with options that fit your preferences.
Interested and Qualified? We would like to hear from you! Send resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org for further consideration.
Weris, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer.