Job Description :
Job Title: Technical Writer – Tier 1
Duration: 12+ Months
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Manhattan, NY
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: Phone Interview followed by an In-Person
cBiz Requirement ID: MTA_Tech565_RY

The Department of Communications & Strategic Initiatives seeks to engage the services of a Technical Writer consultant to work onsite with the communications team on a variety of corporate communications initiatives and stakeholder communications about the megaprojects. The consultant will take direction from Gabby Too-A-Foo, Staff Analyst III.

The Copywriter must utilize strong written and verbal communications and organizational skills to produce compelling written copy for web pages, pamphlets, Reports, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, video scripts and speeches/remarks for senior managers. Because MTA Capital Construction’s principal mission is to design and build state-of-the-art transportation projects, the Copywriter will need to be able to write about engineering and construction topics and make them understood by a wide non-technical audience.

Required Skills:
Candidates must possess 0-3 years of work experience as a writer.

Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Strong writing skills, desire to work with people and have work be very visible
Ability to produce appropriate written copy for different communication channels such as public speeches, flyers, web pages, e-blasts
Familiarity with any content management system is a plus

Deliverables :
Advance writing assignments to meet writing deadlines under supervision
Interview project members and write stories about project milestones, events and employees
Submit draft stories for review by manager and follow up on suggested changes
Develop PowerPoint presentations on the megaprojects utilizing MTACC house style and targeting information for specific audiences
Work with communications team members to develop video outlines and scripts
Write and refresh internal and external web pages about the megaprojects
Conduct research and write reports as needed
Assist Staff Analyst 3 with construction site tour related tasks, including producing content for community outreach


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