The Technical Writer and Editor will create, review, revise, and edit content for the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project’s (https://phia.icap.columbia.edu) technical publications (Summary Sheets, Final Reports), peer-reviewed publications, technical presentations, and website pages. She/he will create and update standard templates and will ensure consistency of content and style across publications and presentations produced across PHIA Project surveys.

Grant Funded.


  • Collaborate with Technical Specialists, Technical Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and Senior Communications Officer to produce Summary Sheets and Final Reports in a standardized format and in a timely fashion.
  • Gather information from subject matter experts to develop, organize, and write technical presentations, procedure manuals and website pages.
  • Develop content with a unified tone across all documentation, in multiple media forms to ensure maximum usability.
  • Edit peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assess new and existing documents for compliance with Global English standards and ICAP PHIA conventions
  • Collaborate on the final design and layout for publications and presentations, suggest edits for clarity and consistency.
  • Create (and update as needed) a PHIA Project style guide.
  • Offer editing guidance on public or internal documents
  • Perform other related duties as directed.


  • BA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (minimum) and 4 years of related experience.


  • 4+ years of experience in technical writing and editing required.
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in one or more major style guidelines (AMA Manual of Style, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, other).
  • Excellent attention to detail and dedication to scientific rigor.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and adhere to tight timelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Exceptional command of English language writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


  • MA in Communications, Journalism, or a related field of study (preferred).
  • 6+ years preferred, preferably in the health or life sciences.
  • Experience and skill in publication design and layout.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro.


  • Occasional domestic or international travel (10%) may be required to support technical writing workshops


Interested candidates, please apply here http://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=171874

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