The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Senior Technical Editor, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.
The Senior Technical Editor aids the Director of Publications in the production management of the Association’s technical publications. The incumbent manages the largest, most complex documents for the organization; reviews final proofs; and assists in the coordination and production of electronic publishing of technical publications, including assisting in digital preparation. As required, the incumbent also edits and proofreads documents; communicates extensively with authors, vendors, committee members, the meetings department, and the professional technical staff to ensure technical accuracy as well as to expedite the progress of a document from the balloting process through to query responses and printing or online posting. The incumbent is responsible for following the committee recommendations on publication priority and working diligently to produce accurate and professional technical documents as quickly as possible. The incumbent communicates directly and often with committee members to ensure quality and expeditiousness in publication production. They also play an important role in committee’s annual meeting, helping to establish the annual publishing queue and working with members and other meeting attendees to evolve published offerings to meet their needs, gathering feedback to improve technical publications. The incumbent works closely with the Digital Publications Manager and Director to research and assess user experience and trends in publication technology enhancements and within the industry of technical publishing. Incumbent facilitates surveys and personal interviews with committee members, librarians, and customers, as well as attends workshop sessions about changing product innovations in the field.