Senior Writer

Unit Description
POSITION ? May live anywhere in the United States with preference near Altamonte Spring, Florida or Gaithersburg, Maryland
Sodexo Proposal Writer
Overview :
The Proposal Writer is responsible for supporting the Universities Retention Team with writing projects including Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), internal/external retention communications and other writing assignments. This role assists in proposal strategy development, contributes to the continuous improvement of the proposal development process, determines proposal format guidelines in accordance with customer and company standards, develops content for client proposals with input from the Senior Director Business Development and Subject Matter Experts, and ensures compliance with all requirements.
Job Responsibilities :
+ Research, develop, write/edit and proofread proposal responses
+ Coordinate content from subject matter experts, identify most effective methods of response, and incorporate into the proposal
+ Serve as key support resource in developing strategically critical, comprehensive, robust, and compliant proposals of excellent quality
+ Verify the consistency of the language, formats, and styles used in both the text and graphics of the proposals
+ Ensure that the final product meets the stated objective and is consistent with company-wide strategy and communication/branding guidelines
+ Establish editorial quality controls and standards
+ Facilitate draft control and the editing plan and process
+ Prepare the end product in Microsoft Word, InCopy/InDesign, or PDF as required.
+ Establish a library of resource data from which future proposals can be tailored.
+ Meet or exceed all deadlines
Qualifications :
+ 4+ years proposal writing
+ Detail-oriented with excellent English, interpersonal, computer and organizational skills.
+ Experience with PC applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and SharePoint)
+ Knowledge of print industry and print products preferred
+ Ability to maintain working files and revisions of documents ensuring accurate configuration management practices
+ Ability to read and interpret documents and instructions from customers, vendors, and other team members
+ Ability to develop good working relationships with customers, partners, vendors, and other team members
+ Ability to function in a fast-paced environment under substantial pressure
+ Candidates for this position must be able to manage multiple projects, objectives and deadlines, and operate with a sense of urgency. Our fast-paced, high-pressure environment occasionally requires extended hours due to deadline constraints.
Position Summary
Demonstrates a superior level of writing excellence portraying versatility, depth, and breadth of style to effectively address a variety of writing needs. A conceptual as well as a visual thinker who understands how design and layout work with copy to create a compelling message. Develop accurate and appropriate internal and external communication pieces. Serve as a corporate resource for writing, editing, and proofreading. Provide written content solutions for a wide range of projects including new and existing products. Can easily understand a variety of audience needs and have the ability to write effective copy for each reader. Present multiple copy ideas for each project, discuss the merits of different approaches, and quickly synthesize feedback into viable copy solutions. Present compelling copy to identify product benefits and end-user needs. Develop copy solutions that are effective for each audience and are consistent. Actively participate in constructive exchanges with team members to deliver outstanding, market-leading results.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
Basic Functional Experience - 2 years of experience in technical writing or related field
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
System ID _65112_
Relocation _No_
Category _Human Resources_
Type _Full-Time_

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