Technical Editor

WSP USA | Lawrenceville, NJ 

About Job

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Technical Editor for our Morristown, NJ, office. The following locations will also be considered: Lawrenceville, NJ and Newark, NJ. Be involved in projects with our Heritage Resources national practice and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

  • In-depth substantive editing of a wide range of cultural resource documents: archaeological and architectural surveys, historic contexts, HABS/HAER documentation, and more
  • Formatting and coordinating the production of technical reports
  • Working with archaeologists, architectural historians, other editors, and graphic artists to produce polished, high-quality documents and meet client schedules
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience in substantive editing
  • Advanced Microsoft Word 2016 (Windows 10) skills
  • Adobe skills
  • Experience working with style guides
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills and a good ear for language
  • Ability to work with authors and graphics staff under tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • An editing assessment may be required to determine skillset level for those candidates that move onto the face to face or virtual interview process.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Some background in history, anthropology helpful but not required

Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Minimum Years Experience: 1-3 years
  • Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: MORRISTOWN – MT KEMBLE AVE
  • All locations: US-NJ-Lawrenceville, US-NJ-Morris Township, US-NJ-Newark