Technical Editor Job

Subject: Technical Editor Job
From: Penny Pennington <Penny -dot- Pennington -at- QUICKMAIL -dot- LLNL -dot- GOV>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 10:53:06 -0800

This posting came across my desk for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (no
affiliation) . . .

Technical Editor & Writer IV
Information and Computing Sciences Division
Technical and Electronic Information Department
Job ICS/4694

DUTIES: Essential -- Incumbent will perform and manage a wide variety of
technical editing and writing duties, with competence, reliability, and
initiative. Typical documents may include
presentations to DOE, Congress, and other funders; color promotional
brochures; and proposals.
Will be responsible for design, development, and maintenance of an extensive
Web site and the
writing, editing, and production of technical documents for a supercomputer
user community.
Activities will involve interaction with scientists, engineers, Laboratory
management, users, and
funders. Must be willing work in a dynamic, changing environment with urgent
internal and
external deadlines. The ability to manage and prioritize work and then
rearrange priorities as
workload shifts is essential. Responsibililties also will include developing
document procedures that provide for quality assurance. The accepted candidate
must be able to work in a multiplatform
environment and work with a wide variety of computer programs and will need to
learn others as
the need arises. Some work outside of regular business hours may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Essential -- Excellent written and oral communication skills
and experience in
writing and editing technical material. Demonstrated ability to write for
technical and nontechncial audiences, conveying scientific or general PR
information as required. Demonstrated ability to edit for organization,
clarity, consistency, and style. Must have in-depth knowledge of, and skills
in, computer-assisted publication-production techniques. Must be expert user
of Macintosh applications, particularly Microsoft Word. Must be have
experience converting documents to HTML and developing Web pages. Marginal --
Experience with UNIX, Perl, Java, and/or cgi scripting a plus. B.A. in English
or Journalism preferred.

POSTING DATE: November 1, 1996.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

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