Digital Prospectors Technical Editor     in Lexington, Massachusetts

Technical Editor

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh at

Phone: 617.322.0821

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Job Title: Technical Editor

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance for access to classified information.


Our client’s Advanced Satcom Systems and Operations Group is involved in a synergistic combination of research, proof-of-concept test beds, and system engineering/application efforts focused on the goals of enhancing the capacity, the robustness to interference, and the flexibility of future generations of communications satellites, as well as line-of-sight radio communications systems.

The group generates a large number of internal and external technical reports. Due to the size of the group and number of projects, the group requires a dedicated technical editor to help staff prepare and format these reports, review the report for grammatical and visual content, and prepare supporting material. Having a dedicated technical editor enables staff members to prepare material to the consistently high standards expected the by the Laboratory and community while allowing them to focus on the generation of technical material.

Position Scope/Job Functions

Support technical staff in the preparation and editing of technical reports, manuals, and papers. The individual will also assist in the internal and external publication of materials.

Skills: Required

The technical editor will support technical staff preparing internal and external technical reports and must have experience with the following tools in the following areas:

Publishing: FrameMaker, Word, Acrobat, LaTeX, TeXnicCenter,

Graphic Design: Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint

Online Help Development: WebWorks, FrontPage, RoboHelp, Dreamweaver, HomeSite

Project Management: Microsoft Project

Version Control and Issue Tracking: ClearCase, TRUEchange, SourceSafe, Git, JIRA

Skills: Preferred

The ideal candidate preferably will have the following skills:

  • Knowledge of Military Satellite Communications terminology and acronyms

  • Technical Communications Certification in following areas:

  • Computer Programming/Software Development -Computer Programming/Systems Analysis -Software Technical Writing

Education/Professional Certifications/Substituting Off-Set

BS plus 5 years minimum experience. Additionally, the candidate will preferably have Technical Communications Certifications in the following areas:

Computer Programming/Software Development

Computer Programming/Systems Analysis

Software Technical Writing

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

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