Writer / Editor

Job Location

Lake Stevens, WA


Type of Job



$25 - $28/hour

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Published Date

Apr 16, 2021

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Terms: Regular, part-time position (25-30 hrs/week)

Starting Salary: $25-$28 per hour, depending on qualifications

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted and position will remain open until filled.


Position Summary:

The Snohomish Conservation District currently has an opening for a Writer/Editor position. A successful candidate will be resourceful; have an ability to work independently under time constraints to meet deadlines; be able to communicate effectively with team members, collaborate with peers, and accept feedback from internal and external reviewers; and will have a proven track record in writing and editing high-quality content. This position will report to the Executive Director and provide support for all staff.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

The writer/editor will:

· Write grant proposals and coordinate the grant proposal development process (40%)

· Provide editing for all external communication materials at the district (30%)

· Assist in developing communication materials (10%)

· Lead development of a style guide for external communications (5%)

· Create a library of background materials for grant applications, such as employee CVs (5%)

· Participate in meetings and develop meeting summaries (5%)

· Other duties as assigned (5%)


Required Qualifications:

· Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office software

· 2+ years as a writer and editor

· Knowledge of environmental and natural resource issues

· Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and/or other style guides

· Demonstrated project management experience

· Good judgment and open communication

· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple needs


Preferred Qualifications:

· Familiarity with Smartsheet


Additional Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to organize and plan own schedule of activities, and to set priorities related to work goals
  • Ability to work well with technically diverse project teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a team setting
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work independently

Schedule and Benefits:

This is a part-time position of 25-30 hours per week with the possibility of increased hours as additional needs are identified. Pro-rated sick leave, vacation, and medical/dental benefits provided.

All programs and services of the Snohomish Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.


Work Location:

During the COVID pandemic this position will work remotely. Following the pandemic, when it is safe to return to in-person work, the Writer/Editor will work out of our Lake Stevens office, with the option to work remotely part of the time.


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please send the following in pdf format via email to Sarah Jones at sjones@snohomishcd.org:

· Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position

· CV or resume detailing your related experience

· Three writing samples that illustrate your ability to organize and communicate technical and/or educational information


If you need accommodation during the application process, contact Sarah Jones at sjones@snohomishcd.org or call (360) 722-2679.


Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2021. Position open until filled.