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Title: Editor/Writer
Date Posted: 2017-08-29
Location: Not mentioned
Consultancy Position: Writer/Editor
Level of Effort: Estimated up to 5 Weeks (up to 200 hours) across multiple assignments over the life of the project
Place of Performance: Work Remotely
Travel Required: No
Employer: Insight Systems Corporation
Supervisor: Communications Portfolio Manager


The Writer/Editor will work with the Communications team as part of the Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) project to raise the profile and advance the learning and knowledge sharing objectives across various USAID programs and initiatives. The Writer/Editor will work on an as-needed basis to help manage the writing, editing, and production of various knowledge management products that further the strategic goals of project clients. KDAD is a five year USAID contract ending September 30, 2018.

The Writer/Editor will work closely with the communications team to support external clients, including: the Bureau for Food Security, Feed the Future, the office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment and the office of Private Capital and Microenterprise.

Sample assignments include:

- Writing and editing program/project reports for various clients. This may include brief documents of under 10 pages to more expansive work of 70 pages or more.
- Developing background documents and toolkits to support client communication activities - social media toolkits for USAID missions, talking point and promotional messages.
- Producing fact sheets, project overviews and topic summaries.
- Developing case studies and success stories.
- Identifying and updating key statistics in specified areas to support and make the case for development initiatives.
- Creating and editing blog posts, PowerPoint presentations, video scripts and web pages.
- Participating in development of training materials and how-to documents.
- Working with technical experts and other staff to write, edit, and prepare content for various media including printed reports, web pages, web articles, digital stories, etc.

The right candidate will be a team player, with strong interpersonal skills, excellent communications skills (both verbal and written), the ability to work independently, and ability to juggle multiple priorities and competing deadlines.

Required Skills

- At least 10 years of writing and experience, transforming technical and abstract ideas into engaging content to achieve strategic aims.
- Demonstrated success in developing content for print and online marketing collateral.
- Experience editing and writing on international development issues; a deep understanding of USAID processes and Feed the Future and/or international food security issues highly desired.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and switch between tasks quickly; working in a USAID or other government agency environment a plus.
- Ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and vendors.
- Approval to work in the United States.

About Insight Systems Corporation

Insight Systems Corporation is a small, woman owned Washington DC-based solutions company that seeks strategic results for the business and information technology missions of its partners: information-intensive enterprises, government agencies and commercial organizations. The Insight team is expert in the "nuts and bolts" of technology, with a focus on using technology as a business tool. Our staff solve real business problems related to knowledge management and technical consulting, and provide a range of services including informational analysis, program management, and information infrastructure services.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, please submit your resume, salary requirements and cover letter online: http://bit.ly/2qOmhmp. For questions, please contact the email address below.

No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.
Salary commensurate with experience.

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Company: Insight Systems Corporation
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: hr@insightcorp.com (APPLY VIA THE LINK ABOVE ONLY)