Technical Writer/Editor, Lead
Parsons Corporation - Richardson, TX

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Technical Writer/Editor

Richardson, TX (no relocation)

Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,500 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages collectively, and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

Parsons is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to develop world-class communications and deliverables. The Technical Writer/Editor performs the most difficult and/or complex writing and editing tasks required in the preparation of proposals, presentations, reports, technical papers, newsletters, web sites, multimedia resources, marketing collateral, and other materials.

Proofreads and performs the most difficult and/or complex writing and editing functions, including formatting and stylesheet verification, copy editing, rewriting, revising, writing, proofreading, and production planning for communication materials including i

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Develops communications deliverables in accordance with

standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensures adherence to approved Parsons’ communication templates, formats, and corporate style guides.

Facilitates reviews and approvals of communications materials by subject experts, owners, senior leaders, and other stakeholders.

Ensures compliance of all assigned documents with their required presentation, correct use of paragraph headings and numbering, referencing of illustrative and tabular matter, and applicable bibliographic styles.

Consults with key content owners, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to develop communications plans that identify and define intended audiences, specific content, level of technical detail required, appropriate and effective types of communications materials, required reviewers and approvers, and delivery schedules. Assists authors/requestors with cost and time estimates, production plans, delivery schedule compliance, and coordination with other technical publications units.

Assists in developing and implementing standard procedures.

Recommends process improvements, strategic alternatives, new technologies, and other methods and means to ensure the continued success of the team.




4-year degree in Business Administration, English/Journalism, or related field (or equivalent) and 5-8 years of related work experience, including at least 3-5 years of experience of proofreading and editing all facets of technical engineering publications, specifications, and proposals from rough draft through print-ready. Demonstrated proficiency in keyboard skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Technical Suite (including RoboHelp), SharePoint, instructional video software (such as Camtasia Studio), and screenshot capture and editing tools (such as SnagIt). Familiarity with desktop publishing and graphic design. Experience with standard communications development including planning, working with subject experts, researching and gathering information, organizing materials and information, facilitating reviews and approvals, and performing required information and documentation management.

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.


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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, & management services firm. Parsons is a leader in many diversified...