ICANN is seeking a technical editor-writer to join its team in Los Angeles. Formed in 1998, ICANN is a global nonprofit corporation that coordinates the Internet’s address and naming system. ICANN is “dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable” and uses a community- and consensus-based approach to policy-making.
The technical editor-writer will research, write, revise, edit, and occasionally coordinate the production of mostly technical content for nontechnical audiences. Content includes promotional materials, press releases, educational materials, articles and blog posts, Web and newsletter content, and annual reports. The technical editor-writer will ensure compliance with plain English guidelines, global English standards, branding and identity guides, and best practices for audience accessibility and technical documentation.
This full-time position requires a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, technical writing, or a related field; 5 years’ experience editing and writing technical content for organizations; English as a first language; excellent grasp of American English and AP style; proficiency with MS Office and Adobe Suite software; and working knowledge of print and online layout. Candidates with the following will be preferred: master’s degree in a relevant field; fluency in a second language; working knowledge of Internet functions (including TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6 and DNS); understanding of ICANN’s technical ecosystem and Internet governance; experience with community-driven policy-making; and understanding of multimedia production and distribution.
For more information and to apply, please see the posting on the Copyediting Job Board.