J A N S O N

Writer-Editor

JANSON has an opening for a full-time Writer-Editor to provide expert writing support to our US Army client. This is a hybrid position working on our client site at Fort Belvoir, Virginia 3 days a week and from your home office 2 days a week, some travel required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 7-10 years’ experience in writing and editing

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Serve as a writer-editor for the quarterly Army AL&T Magazine and writing, editing, researching, and fact-checking articles

  • Identify issues and initiate articles for publication in the magazine and all client digital platforms

  • Develop graphics and photos to support articles and advise on article selection, placement, format, layout, and extent of technical detail

  • Monitor contract graphic artists’ efforts and organize publication production schedules

  • Proofread and revise page proofs and prepare final pages for submission to the printer and press inspections of printed pages

  • Respond to inquiries and requests from readers and the public

  • Organize preparation and dissemination of regular readership surveys, including organizing analysis of results and writing or editing articles on the results for publication, coordinate and coach contributors

  • Desired skills: demonstrated knowledge of acquisition processes, products, and organization of Army Acquisition, or equivalent

  • An expert in English grammar, syntax, punctuation, word usage, and reference resources for fact-checking

  • Familiar with the publications’ style references, including the Associated Press Stylebook, and Merriam-Webster’s dictionary

  • Ability to locate and use authoritative online references such as for military unit organization and weapon systems

  • Ability to determine that the material to be published is suitable in terms of coverage, balance, and presentation, and adheres to the mission and vision of the publication

  • Knowledgeable of Army regulations and policy for publishing and printing

  • Must have communication skills to consult with other divisions within the organization and, when requested, higher headquarters on publishing projects

  • Conduct interviews with leaders in the Army AL&T community

  • Capabilities in journalistic writing and proficiency in AP Style, and familiarity with writing content for online platforms

  • Knowledge of acquisition processes, products and organization of Army Acquisition, or equivalent is desired.

  • JANSON provides a competitive benefits package with all the things we love and need:

  • Competitive base salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Short and Long-term disability

  • Life insurance

  • 401K with matching incentive

  • PTO

  • Paid holidays

  • Professional development opportunities

  • All candidates are required to take a 10-minunite Hartman Value Profile assessment to ensure compatibility with our corporate culture and ethos. This position will require a minimum of a SECRET clearance and if you do not have one and should you be the selected candidate, we will ask our client to sponsor you for a clearance. In the event that your clearance is not approved, it may result in termination of employment.

    JANSON has a reputation for delivering service excellence and we do this by listening, thinking, AND delivering! We love what we do. We take care of our customers, our employees, and others. If you’re ready to make a difference and join an amazing team that is focused on being our clients preferred partner – we would love for you to join us.