A Federal News Writer is responsible for identifying, researching, and writing daily articles relevant to the federal acquisition workforce based on publicly available resources, as well as creation of articles that provide tips and strategies for improving business-specific ‘soft skills’ (such as how to hold a successful meeting, how to give constructive feedback, how to be more organized at work, etc.)
-Must be a versatile writer, with understanding of the federal acquisition field and terminology, able to clearly and engagingly summarize sometimes dry policy topics and regulations, with scrupulous accuracy.
-Ability to write confidently and clearly about new technologies and their potential/actual applications to the client base (e.g. software development, RPA, bots, AI, blockchain, etc.) is a plus.
•Read and interpret complex documents (such as regulatory, policy, and acquisition- related guidance and white papers); condense and paraphrase the salient portions accurately and engagingly.
•Write seriously about important policies and processes, but position headlines and leads in a creative and playful way to engage readers.
•Extract informational essence from trade press articles (often laden with lingo and buzzwords but light on actual content).
•Conduct internet research to verify facts and obtain supporting/supplementary sources.
•Remain careful and detail-oriented for all assigned tasks.
Job Performance Requirements:
•Excellent reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills (adaptable to specified style guidelines).
•Detail-oriented and self-driven to produce work of the highest standards.
•Able to work productively and efficiently with minimal supervision, coordinating actively and responsively as member of remote team.
•Positive attitude and flexibility are musts.