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Technical Editor

Job ID: 4265
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Office of the President
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2023

Description

This position is eligible for telework, which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.

 

JOB TITLE:

Technical Editor

AGENCY:

Construction & Development

DEPT/DIV:

Office of the President

REPORTS TO:

Director, Project Management

WORK LOCATION:

2 Broadway, New York, NY

HOURS OF WORK:

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)

HAY POINTS:

611

SALARY RANGE:

$86,106 to $113,014

DEADLINE:

Open Until Filled

 

Summary

The MTA Construction & Development is seeking a Technical Editor to manage and coordinate all aspects of the Digital Strategy organizational change management communications plan.

The Technical Editor is a detail-oriented individual within MTA Construction & Development who prepares and edits technical documents related to capital projects and complex technical matters.  This position may review the work of technical writers; prepare project documents, specifications, reports, bulletins, articles, and memos; design templates and graphics; develop training manuals or materials; and maintain online technical content.  The incumbent applies detailed knowledge on various technical topics, web coding, and editorial guidelines. The technical editor has excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and composition skills.

Responsibilities

This role will develop and implement communications documents (webpages, emails, manuals, policies, procedures, presentations, training materials) related to C&D's Digital Strategy to reflect new business processes, new technology, changes in organizational structure and culture to maximize employee adoption of the digital strategy within C&D. 

Works with technical staff, project management teams, and senior leadership to develop and edit documents while ensuring document accuracy.

Review technical documents for content, clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.

Makes any necessary corrections to technical documents.

Provides feedback and guidance to technical writers.

Ensures that all written content meets relevant standards.

Develops, communicates, and adheres to goals for content, workflow, and the aim of writing.

Creates templates for technical writers that are easy to apply and adapt.

Conducts quality assurance on all printed documents, including project documents (such as Project Requirements Design Criteria), technical specifications, reports, newsletters, brochures, posted materials, etc.

May maintain technical website content.

May handle sensitive and confidential information. 

Conforms to strict editing guidelines and security protocols.

Education and Experience

 

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communication, Business Administration, Technical Writing, Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture, other relevant technical disciplines, or a related field.

Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience.

Master's degree in one of the disciplines above or a related field is preferred.

Proven experience as a technical writer and working with various style guides.

Demonstrated experience in communicating and editing technical concepts.

Experience with desktop publishing, multimedia production, and online documentation software.

Excellent computer and word processing skills.

Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and page composition skills

Experience with web coding and authoring systems, such as HTML or XML, preferred.

Skilled in communicating with technical staff at all levels of the organization.

Ability to adhere to deadlines and handle pressure.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to mentor technical writers.

Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission").

Selection Criteria

 

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.

 

How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the "Careers" link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

 

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