Investigative Journalist - Creative Writer

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/19/2021 12:12 PM)
Requisition #
10545
Security Clearance
None
FT/PT/On-Call
Full Time
Portal Location : Location
US-VA-Reston

Responsibilities

You’re inquisitive, technically curious, and have a passion for compelling writing. You ask the right questions to get the answers that provide understanding and then articulate the ‘so what’ about technical capabilities and innovative approaches. You keep pace with technology advancements and thrive on helping evangelize innovation to diverse audiences. You are a natural communicator, able to extract the details from highly technical teams and convert to compelling prose. You work seamlessly with proposal and communications teams to develop written products that effectively market capabilities and services from a leading science and technology company.

This is not the typical journalism job. Timelines are less demanding, the topics are technically advanced, the teams are collaborative, and the corporate culture is inclusive. The successful candidate is experienced in interviewing techniques to extract key information, and turn that information into compelling, and visual stories. You don’t have to be a graphics expert, but ability to conceive ideas that our team of graphic artists can transform into infographics is a plus. We’re looking for a self-starter and a team player.

Client Engagement

· Learn about the Noblis business development lifecycle, processes, tools, and account structure
· Contribute specialized domain or technical content to proposal sections or client white papers
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience writing within a media, marketing, or proposal environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism or related field.
  • Able to demonstrate creativity in crafting compelling write-ups that articulate the value of approaches, capabilities, and expertise.
  • Able to interview thoughtfully, and create in-depth, structured stories.
  • Ability to foster excellent communications across diverse teams.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent writing skills, able to articulate compelling arguments against proposal requirements.
  • Ability to navigate digital platforms and expertise in Microsoft and Adobe products.
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance (must be a US citizen)

Skills

    • Strong skills in writing/journalism and an ability to develop written products in support of proposals, marketing materials, or media for events.
    • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • Minimum of 3 years` experience reporting within an editorial team of a newspaper, technical journal, or a similar publication.
    • Ability to work on against deadlines with speed and accuracy.

Overview

Consistent with Executive Order 14042, this position requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination (fully vaccinated), subject to approved ADA or religious accommodations and client requirements.

Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org

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