Technical Editor

Job Description

Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs – Pennsylvania-Mechanicsburg – (23006158)

Performs a variety of editorial duties (e.g., laying out, indexing, proofreading, and revising content of written materials) in preparation for final publication for multiple complex projects adhering to style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. Prepares, rewrites, and edits copy for multiple moderately complex projects for internal and external publication. Oversees publication production and assists with prospective manuscript work. Identifies subjects, interviews sources, and writes articles.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Child Welfare Resource Center is seeking a Technical Editor to join the Statewide Quality Improvement Department: The Technical Editor will: • Be responsible for supporting the Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) in the development of statewide reports, regulations and associated documents/forms, and Federal reports. • Support the development of statewide reports, regulations, and Federal reports by drafting language and editing existing content for format, flow, grammar and cohesion. • Work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. • Be responsible for identifying and communicating changes needed to existing training and other internal resources and supporting the completion of those changes across the program. Bachelor’s degree in social work or closely related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Candidate must have strong knowledge of child welfare. Minimum of two years’ experience in child welfare and/or related human service field. Minimum of five years preferred.Excellent writing skills required. The candidate must also possess strong interpersonal skills, customer service skills, collaboration skills, and facilitation skills. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations preferred. A commitment to achieving equity and inclusion in the child welfare system is a must. The Child Welfare Resource Center operates in a hybrid work approach where work can be completed remotely, in the Mechanicsburg office, and in the field as necessary and appropriate. Time for this position is estimated as 90% remote work, 5% in the Mechanicsburg office, and 5% in the field. Typical travel required will be statewide throughout the Commonwealth. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. Candidates who desire consideration for this position MUST apply online and must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Writing sample can be a full document or excerpt of a document, must be relevant to the position, should not exceed 5 years old, and should be limited to no more than five pages. Please review the Posting Deadline at and for more information about the Resource Center, visit us at The University offers a robust retirement savings plan option, including: • 100% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay • 150% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay after vesting. • Enhanced University match for those nearing retirement • 11 Paid Holidays • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Days • Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas and the New Year • Paid Parental Leave • Above-average Employer Contribution toward Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD insurance plans • Flexible Work Schedules • Staff, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependents Education Benefits

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category Full-time regular

Campus Mechanicsburg

Minimum Education Level Required Bachelor’s Degree

Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.

Relocation Offered No

Visa Sponsorship Provided No

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample

Optional Documents Not Applicable

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