fhi360 Editor II in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Summary:

Supports the activities of editing, writing and publishing of proposals, documents and presentations within the Business Development and Diversification (BDD) Department. Contributes to the development of formats and guidelines for BDD-related documentation. Writes, reviews and/or edits documents ensuring the integration of relevant technical inputs. Ensures compliance with current regulations and requirements. Ensures effective planning of timelines to meet deadlines for proposals and other materials.


  • Coordinates with content experts to resolve substantive questions, meaning, language and context of material.

  • Serves as project manager for specific publications. Works with production coordinator, purchasing and external vendors.

  • Maintains consistency of voice, style, punctuation, spelling and grammar with writing of proposals and publications.

  • Coordinates the BDD Write/Edit Community of Practice.

  • Manages the database of consultant writers and editors and serves as an advisor to the proposal teams on assignment of surge, write/edit support.

  • Serves as a thought partner to proposal team members and manages editing process to complete proposal inputs on time.

  • Researches and writes material for proposals as needed.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with proposal production and editorial processes.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated writing and technical skills.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage projects effectively to accomplish goals.

  • Foreign language skills a plus.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of complex scope that require analysis of data and in-depth evaluation of various factors.

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices in selecting methods and techniques to perform duties and obtain results.

  • Decisions made generally affect specific functional areas with cost and failure to achieve short term goals of the company.

Supervision Given / Received:

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments for consultant writers.

  • Acts as supervisor to staff to achieve departmental goals.

  • Contributes to business and operational decisions that affect the department.

  • Typically reports to a Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in Journalism, English, Communications or related field.


  • Typically requires 5-8 years of publications experience.

  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%-25%

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.