Proposal Technical Editor

Proposal Technical Editor

Proposal Technical Editor

Proposal Technical Editor

June 7, 2024
BOSTON, Massachusetts
Position type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Not specified
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified


JSI is seeking a seasoned Proposal Editor with experience responding to USAID and other client (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI, WHO, UNICEF, etc.) global health and development solicitations to provide substantive editing and copy editing. The Proposal Technical Editor will play a critical role in supporting JSI's international division to submit polished and compelling proposals to a range of global health funders. They will primarily provide editing support but may also provide discrete writing support. S/he will sit within the International Division’s Business Development department and work with proposal teams made up of global staff to ensure final submissions are cohesive, use appropriate structure, language, and style and are compliant to funder requirements. This role will work closely with BD, technical, programs, and communications staff to support the effective external communication of JSI's expertise, experience, and ideas. They will be supervised by the Associate Director of Global Business Development.

The preference is for this position to be based in Boston or Washington DC. We will also consider a fully remote position in states where JSI R&T is registered (AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, PA, RI, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI).


  • Provide editing and/or proofreading services to support the timely production of a variety of proposal efforts
  • Successfully finalize and polish high-quality, persuasive, and competitive technical proposals, concept notes, and/or slide decks that are responsive to the forthcoming/live solicitations, including ensuring one voice, consistency, and compelling language
  • Finalize proposals in coordination with the Proposal Lead and the feedback received during the review process
  • Edit technical material using clear, concise prose that follows grammar and style standards used in federal government agencies
  • Perform edits for content clarity (i.e., structure, language, style, and presentation)
  • Proofread and edit a variety of written materials, ensuring the use of correct grammar and supporting promotion of a positive organizational image
  • Produce final products that are clear, succinct, and free of errors (including typos, grammar, punctuation, and formatting)
  • Review documents and recommend revisions or changes to improve the message, clarity, or readability, working as an integrated part of the writing team
  • Format and proofread documents, ensuring high standards for presentation, compliance, and overall quality
  • Provide writing support for discrete global health products to support business development (summary organizational technical area briefs, capabilities and experience briefs, organizational brand materials)
  • Remain current on new developments in technical writing and editing, including technological enhancements
  • Balance multiple writing projects under tight deadlines in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment
  • This role could also include the provision of editing and writing support to other Business Development and corporate communications efforts, as time allows.


  • 5-10 years’ experience providing professional technical writing and editing support
  • Degree: Masters in English, Journalism, Public Health, or similar field or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience writing and editing proposals for bids with global health funders, including US Government; USAID preferred
  • Experience working for an international non-governmental organization
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Strong editing skills with exceptional attention to detail and understanding of grammar and punctuation standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Strong time management
  • Strong ability to adapt quickly and manage multiple priorities
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Adobe, Google Suite, and PowerPoint, including editing and formatting
  • Ability to adapt to various editorial styles as needed and familiarity with Chicago style

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.

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