Writer/Editor - 3627

MSI is seeking a Writer and Editor to perform various editorial tasks in the Communications Unit of the DOJ. 

Position Description:  This is a full-time Writer/Editor position supporting the Office for Victims of Crime, part of the NCJRS Communications program with the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Assigned duties will include a variety of editorial tasks in OVC's Communications Unit, as assigned by agency staff.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Writing and editing materials that may include speeches for agency staff and leadership, funding memos, printed and online publications on topics selected by the agency, agency correspondence, and website content.
  • Writing, substantive editing, proofing copy, and evaluating agency communications for accuracy of interpretation and grammar.
  • Expected to adhere to stringent quality requirements.
  • Must have the ability to write in plain language.
  • The Writer/Editor will also participate in all staff meetings, strategic planning and policy meetings, product development and dissemination meetings, and other ad hoc meetings as scheduled by agency staff.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent editorial discernment and judgment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills, very strong proofreading abilities.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of publication printing process.
  • Familiarity with Government Printing Office Style Manual.
  • A creative thinker who thrives in a fast-changing environment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing/evolving client needs.
  • Knowledge of social media marketing.
  • Proficient in GPO Style. MS Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus at least four (4) years of directly relevant work experience (writing and editing publications and various documents).

    Security Clearance: 

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance. (Candidate cannot start in the position until completing security clearance and receiving approval from the government.)


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.