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Noblis Junior Proposal Editor in Reston, Virginia


Noblis is seeking a technical editor to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams on a variety of proposal-related documents to edit materials in a manner that improves their quality and ensures that they are editorially correct but does not alter their technical accuracy or meaning. The Junior Proposal Editor will edit, rewrite, and write technical and nontechnical text as necessary to prepare compelling proposals.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Ensure correct tone, voice, clarity, flow, and structure of proposal content.

  • Ensure that content adheres to in-house style guide and company branding.

  • Review and revise content for accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.

  • Serve as editor, writer, and curator for proposal sections, white papers, and other content to support proposal efforts.

  • Review solicitations for technical requirements and ensure that those requirements are met.

  • Edit writing of proposal team for style, grammar, punctuation, content, spelling, readability, and clarity.

  • Work with proposal managers to develop proposal outlines and templates and to write proposal sections (such as past performance and resumes) when needed.

  • Compose and maintain supporting information, such as biographical sketches, current and pending support, company history, and facilities descriptions that need to be customized for each submission.

  • Participate in final production process, including desktop publishing, quality control, and white glove, and also ensure that all production/format specifications are followed.

  • Help maintain repository of frequently used proposal information.

  • Perform additional internal and external communication tasks related to business development team efforts.

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



  • Bachelor's degree and three years of experience OR a Masters Degree and one year of experience

  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret

  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing technical documents.

  • Strong grasp of language, including nuance and tone and ability to adapt writing style to different audiences.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management.

  • Strict attention to detail and ability to review and edit proposal content for compliance, clarity, and proper use of terminology.

  • Demonstrable editing skills at the organizational, structural, sentence, fact-checking, and proofreading levels.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work comfortably on deadline-driven proposal efforts.

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to frequently changing tasks based on client priorities.

  • Exceptional time management skills; willingness to work extended hours to complete tasks when needed.

  • Demonstrated leadership, influence, and collaboration skills.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, particularly the use of styles and creating templates.

  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Office 365 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to learn new applications.

Desired S kills and Knowledge:

  • Degree in Journalism, English or similar

  • CF APMP certified or knowledgeable of the Shipley proposal process

  • Familiar with Atlassian Jira and/or Confluence

  • Experience in coaching writers of varying skill levels and providing constructive feedback.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to approved ADA or religious accommodations. Proof of vaccination will be required with employment and all unvaccinated employees will be subject to additional health and safety requirements. Restrictions may be aligned to federal, state, and/or client requirements .

Noblis ( and our wholly owned subsidiaries,Noblis ESI ( ,Noblis MSD ( andNoblis + Mikros Systems ( tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Noblis -About Us (

Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerousworkplace awards ( . Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

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 .

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Posted Date 1 day ago (1/14/2022 3:57 PM)

Requisition # 11390

Security Clearance None

FT/PT/On-Call Full Time

Portal Location : Location US-VA-Reston