The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. has an immediate need for a Scientific Writer/Editor to be based on-site at our client facility located in Bethesda, MD. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:
~Research, develop and draft articles, speeches, talking points, blogs, tweets, web content, presentations, and other materials for scientific and lay audiences.
~Perform extensive research through interviews and by reviewing existing documentation.
~Prepare a variety of documents such as reports, correspondence, and notes on oral instructions.
~Provide science and science policy writing and editing.
~Write in a timely manner for lay and professional audiences.
~Have a high level of computer literacy in Microsoft Word.
~Copyedit and proofread materials.
~Manage multiple editorial projects.
~Translate technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text.
~Ensure that written content is clear, concise, consistent, and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.
~Develop brochures and fact sheets.
~Make recommendations to project leads on editorial or communications issues.
~Strong skills in Excel and Power Point preferred, but not required, including the ability to:
~Create title and bulleted list slides
~Format font, size, color, and alignment of text
~Change line and paragraph spacing
~Create multilevel bulleted and numbered lists
~Add text boxes, auto-shapes, and graphics to a slide
~Effective use of animation
~Insert table and chart slides into a presentation
~Use the outline view to modify and manipulate slides
~Use the slide sorter view to arrange and
~Apply slide transitions between slides
~Add speaker notes for a slide
~Apply a design template to slides
~Modify the color scheme and background of a slide
~Edit and format master slides
~Print slides, handouts, and speaker notes
~Utilize shortcut keys while showing a presentation