Technical Writer

Posting Date: 
11 July 2017
CU Job Posting Number: 
10230
About NSIDC: 
NSIDC disseminates scientific data from satellites, aircraft, and ground studies on ice sheets, glaciers, snow, sea ice, frozen ground, and more to researchers around the world. We are key in supporting scientific research into Earth’s frozen regions, and are also a trusted source of information for the public on snow and ice as climate indicators.
About this job: 

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks an experienced Technical Writer.

As a Technical Writer, you will play an essential role in our mission by working on one or more teams to describe, document, and publish data sets on our web site. Your days will be busy, stimulating, and varied. You will spend about 30 percent of your time writing and editing; 30 percent of your time researching information; 20 percent of your time populating metadata records; and 15 percent of your time supporting existing documentation and web content. You will also be part of a small team of technical writers who collaboratively develop and manage their own standards, processes, and tools. Ideally, you will bring a strong interest in Earth science and data, and relevant education or experience in science, scientific data, and/or writing and editing highly technical or scientific information for expert audiences. You can produce writing examples that demonstrate your writing skills. The University requires that you have a college degree. NSIDC has stable funding and we are looking for someone interested in a long-term position.

NSIDC offers a flexible and casual work environment; a 40-hour work week; excellent health and retirement benefits; 22 paid vacation days per year; 10 paid holidays; and generous paid sick leave.

A full job description is at the CU Careers web site (search for job #10230). You may send your cover letter, resume, and writing samples to jbeitler at nsidc.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to formally apply on the CU Careers site and upload your proof of diploma and a letter of reference.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (303) 492-1334. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.