4 days old
2018-07-122018-08-10
  • Job Code
    318189686
Jobid: 318189686
Job Title: Lead Editor
Location: Washington - Pullman

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Proofread, edit, and format presentations, documents, manuals, guides, and other published material.

Develop and maintain an advanced skill level in editing, proofreading, and producing technical documentation.

Collaborate with authors, reviewers, and others to edit deliverables, plan projects, and meet deadlines.

Follow established work instructions, guidelines, and procedures and develop processes.

Lead projects or perform project management tasks as required.

Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor or department manager.

Continuously identify, measure, improve, understand, create, and simplify processes.


Required Qualifications

Minimum 4 years of relevant experience editing/proofreading/producing technical documentation or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

High-level proofreading, writing, grammar, and communications skills.

High-level proficiency using MS Office software.

Superior organizational skills and high attention to detail.

Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work under limited supervision in high-pressure situations and recognize the criticality of meeting stringent deadlines.

Ability to collaborate to produce high-quality, technically accurate material.

Ability to learn and communicate technical/scientific information.

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills.

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Background check results satisfactory to SEL.

Negative drug test result(s).


Preferred Qualifications

B.S./B.A. in English or technical communication or a related area.

Ability to lead and mentor others.

Experience with desktop publishing software (e.g., FrameMaker).

Experience with technical drawing software (e.g., MS Visio or Illustrator).

Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and the Gregg Reference Manual.

Experience editing complex technical documentation.

Location Information

Pullman, WA- SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of résumé or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail. 

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.


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