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Technical Editor and Writer

Requisition ID: R10077830

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Huntsville, Alabama has an opening for a Technical Editor and Writer. The

selected candidate will write, rewrite and/or edit technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts. Conducts quality review of materials. Creates Programs of Instruction, Student Guides, Instructor Guides, Quick Reference Guides, Pocket Guides, Test Packages, Online Help, etc. A Training Developer (TD) works with a broad range of team members to include Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), engineers, graphics specialists, photographers, and customers. It is important that a TD has an ability to interview and extract necessary information from the SMEs. Strong technical writing skills are mandatory.

Basic Qualifications:

- 3 Years applicable experience with Bachelors; 1 Year with Masters

• BA in English, Writing, Graphics Design, or related field

• 3 years’ experience developing military training material

• 3 years working with military technical documents related to training development, training delivery, and integrated

logistics support (ARs, Mil Specifications and Preferences, Technical Bulletins, IETMs, DIDs, etc.)

• 3 years as an intermediate or advanced Microsoft Office product suite user

• 3 years working with Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator skills

• Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• Formal training as a Military Training Developer and/or Instructor/Writer and 5 years related experience

• Certificate in Technical Communication or Technical Writing from accredited college/university

• Experience working in AGILE software development environment

• Experience documenting Graphic User Interfaces (GUI)

• SAT certification preferred

• 5+ years working with military technical documents related to training development, training delivery, and integrated

logistics support (ARs, Mil Specifications and Preferences, Technical Bulletins, IETMs, DIDs, etc.)

• 5+ years as an advanced Microsoft Office product suite user

• 3 years working with Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator skills

• Ability to use photographic equipment

• Experience as military training developer, and/or instructor writer

• Possess active Secret Clearance

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Salary Range: $56,300 USD - $84,500 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.