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Breck is seeking a scientific Technical Writer for a potential, upcoming opportunity. This will be a full-time position responsible for applying comprehensive knowledge of technical writing/editing to use plain language to describe scientific findings that are published in peer-reviewed academic journals so that the methods and implications of the findings are conveyed clearly to... executive-level leaders who may not have science backgrounds. Potential candidates must have familiarity with technical writing in the forensic, life, physical, or social and behavioral sciences. This role is in service to a federal agency client.

• Proofreading written materials for typographical, grammatical and format errors; ensuring products are of consistent quality
• Applying plain language principles and grammar
• Editing for consistency, united, and “one voice”
• Writing materials such as two-page bulletin spreads, scientific summaries for client website, and scientific/academic journal articles
• Incorporating a range of styles and “voices” suitable to various formats or media
• Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, and content
• Interviewing subject matter experts
• Working with subject matter experts in drafting, reviewing, and revising content.
• Attending agency workshops and presentations
• Maintain records and files of work and revisions
• Communications with stakeholders (verbally and written)
• Quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streams
• Conducting fact-checking and proof-reading, when requested
• Tracking publications and materials through the clearance process and keeping relevant parties updated on the status of projects

• 401(k) - Vanguard
• 401(k) up to 100% of 6% match
• Dental insurance – Guardian
• Vision Insurance – Guardian
• Health insurance – UnitedHealthcare, no premium for employee-only base plan

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience writing and editing publications and various documents.
• Minimum of 5 years translating complex materials into plain language
• Experience with writing for, or contributing to, scientific journals
• Experience with, or familiarity with, sophisticated scientific methods and the application of science to law enforcement issues
• Must be able to interpret high level scientific language into plain language for audiences in law enforcement, criminal justice, or elected officials
• Experience with preparation of written policies, research studies, procedures, instructions, and other technical documentation
• Experience managing clients and communications product requirements
• Experience managing the process of approvals and quality assurance in project deliverables
• Strong interpersonal communicator through in-person, verbal, and written communication
• Able to receive and follow through on feedback and direction
• Goal-driven, accountable, and able to work within deadlines
• Resourceful multi-tasker
• Conceptual thinker with strong analytic skills
• Strong work ethic

• Bachelor’s degree in professional writing or another related field.
• Currently holds, or is able to obtain, a Public Trust.

• Remote, but must be in the DMV area
• Full-time
• Exempt

The above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.
• Disclaimer: A number of factors are considered when matching salary with candidates, i.e. education; certifications; location; different levels of experience, skills, and capabilities; how those balance into the rest of the team and organizational requirements; and contract requirements and stipulations. We are always looking to find people we want to work with, whether this is the right job or not, so please talk to us openly about your salary requirements. We have a wide budget due to the cross-functional style of our company.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


Breck, a woman-owned small business in the marketing and communications sector, serves as trusted advisors focused on mission-critical projects for federal government and private sector clients. We are thought leaders specializing in complementary and overlapping disciplines. We hire intelligent, critical thinkers who enjoy being challenged. Our flexible, creative work environment welcomes candidates driven by entrepreneurial spirit. Breck's team of employees with diverse skills and experience across multiple fields help us understand the larger context of our clients’ projects. Our Mission is executing ideas, communicating effectively, and measuring success.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $140,000.00 per year

• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Paid time off
• Vision insurance

• Monday to Friday
• Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):
• How many years of scientific technical writing do you have?
• Do you have experience in Technical writing for the Life Sciences?

• Bachelor's (Preferred)

• Technical writing: 5 years (Required)

• Washington, DC (Required)

Work Location: Remote
Washington DC USA


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