Technical Writer

Posting Date: 
23 February 2018
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About NSIDC: 
The mission of the National Snow and Ice Data Center is to make fundamental contributions to cryospheric science and excel in managing data and disseminating information in order to advance understanding of the Earth system. 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: 

NSIDC seeks an experienced Technical Writer to play an essential role in our mission by working on one or more teams to describe, document, and publish scientific data sets on our website. Your days will be busy, stimulating, and varied. You will spend about 30% of your time writing and editing; 30% of your time researching information; 20% of your time populating metadata records; and 15% 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 skills. The University requires that you have a college degree. NSIDC has stable funding and we are looking for someone interested in an ongoing 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 on the CU Careers site. Search for job number 12738. You may send your cover letter, resume, and writing samples or links to jbeitler at If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to formally apply on the Jobs at CU site, and upload your proof of degree 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.