Title: Proposal Editor
Location: Falls Church, VA / Remote
Roles and Responsibilities
As a Proposal Editor, you will set the pace for continuous improvement of proposal content across all our Business Units spreading from US Government contracts to private sector Healthcare for implementing our products and services. You will collaborate with geographically distributed teams on a variety of proposals and related documents to create high-impact, well differentiated and responsive, winning proposals. To do so, you will edit proposal materials, improve their quality, and ensure they are editorially correct while maintaining technical accuracy and meaning. You will review content developed by SMEs, technical, and supporting writers for compliance to RFP requirements, provide consistency to proposal content across all volumes to include past performance, resumes, management, and technical. This will include discussing and explaining reasons for edits to coach other writers.
You will lead revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity, review proposal content for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and check the proposal for readability, style, flow and agreement with editorial policy. Research to understand relevant information from SMEs for use in proposal writing to address customer hot buttons, features and benefits of proposed solution, and incorporating win themes into proposal sections is an important aspect of the job, as is the ability to identify improvements in articulation of others’ thoughts through writing and infographics, diagrams, highlights, and other techniques for keeping customer evaluators engaged and interested in what we are proposing. You will therefore partner with our Brand Experience Group to translate your and others’ visualizations into high-quality graphics.
This role requires a senior professional with comprehensive proposal writing experience under his / her belt who wants to use the experience gathered over the years to define the shape that each proposal should take for it to be a winner. Since this will be done without much direct customer interaction, the candidate should have the ability to extract key information from recordings of customer meetings and product demonstrations as well as formal RFIs and RFPs released by the Customer.
When not working on editing winning proposals, you may be required to work upon specific improvement initiatives, as well as presales activities may which involve working on presentations, podcasts, and other collateral.
Skills and Experience:
The candidate should have the following skills and experience to qualify for the role:
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