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Proposal Editor/Writer

Company: Versar, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Proposal Editor/Writer produces professionally written proposal and pitch content that superbly articulates the organizations value proposition and win themes. This is a highly networked role that requires a forensic attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure and demanding deadlines. The Proposal Editor/Writer plays a leading role in ensuring effective communication, compliance and compelling proposals are submitted.

The Proposal Editor/Writer is responsible for developing winning proposals through strategic messaging, ensuring Versar's articulating the best story and value to Customers in compelling, complaint, and differentiated ways, developing innovative deliverables to visually tell that story, and strong project management.


The position will have responsibility in leading storyboard sessions, participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign-off, and document production:

Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from the various participating organizations
Ensure win themes are articulated in such a way to meet / exceed the Customer's requirements
Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Proposal Manager against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required
Lead storyboard sessions with Proposal Team Members
Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts
Assist the Proposal Manager in developing a proposal structure
Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant
Ability to coach capture and solution / SME teams in writing best practice
Present and tag all new proposal content to the knowledgebase manager for potential re-use
Knowledge of proposal automation software
Communicate and influence at a senior level
Excellent time management / prioritization skills
Forensic attention to detail and meticulous proof-reading skills
Filing proposal folder structure to the Proposal Archive Library
Participate in Lessons Learned sessions


Expert level knowledge of the English Language
10+ years' experience writing and editing technical content
10+ years' demonstrated success working in team where collaboration with other teams was a key responsibility
Experience with interviewing SMEs and developing the solutioning
Exceptional relationship building/relationship management skills to establish rapport, trust and confidence with operational teams
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Detail-oriented and ability to adapt to a changing environment
Energetic, enthusiastic, organized and self-starter
Bachelor's degree in English

Keywords: Versar, Inc., Washington DC , Proposal Editor/Writer, Advertising , Washington, DC

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