Editor at Management Systems International

Posted in Professional Services 9 days ago.

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Location: Arlington, Virginia

Job Description:

Management Systems International


Arlington, VA

Job Type
HQ Staff

Job Classification


Position Summary:

The Editor will be dedicated to several regional units. This person will mainly edit reports and success stories for USAID-funded projects. Reports can be highly technical, and several individuals, including non-native English writers, write the content. The editor will transform the copy into one voice with engaging, concise and clear language that is compliant with MSI and client requirements. They will also generate graphics and support other internal communication initiatives. This individual is a self-starter: bright, motivated and dynamic. This position is based in Arlington, VA and will report to a Director of Operations.

**Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position**


  • Work with editorial coordinator to develop an editing schedule for each editorial assignment.
  • Coordinate with content experts to resolve substantive questions, meaning, language and context of technical reports. Translate information into accurate, clear and concise prose.
  • Maintain consistency of voice, style, punctuation, spelling and grammar as well as logical, technical and narrative consistency.
  • Identify and correct repetitious phrasing, inconsistencies, word choices that make passages ambiguous or unclear, and verbosity across different sections of the report.
  • Edit internal communications as required.
  • Ensure all materials follow USAID or company's branding requirements and client instructions.
  • Improve editorial and visual standards and recommend new formats and procedures as needed.
  • Make reports compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Take on other editing requirements that may arise.

  • A minimum of five years of editing, communication and/or publication experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, technical writing, communications or related field required.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Some professional experience in international development a plus.
  • Excellent project management and multi-tasking skills with ability to meet deadlines a must.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) products.
  • Understanding of Section 508 compliance requirements for U.S. Government reports, preferred.
  • Graphic design experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with Associated Press style, USAID terminology and MSI's technical areas a plus .

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.