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Proposal Technical Writer (REMOTE)

Washington, DC | Job #323059
Job Title: Proposal Technical Writer (REMOTE)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Type: Freelance / Contract
Cella is seeking a remote Proposal Technical Writer! This individual will collaborate with SMEs and internal team members to craft a proposal and tender responses to a diverse customer base that includes private sector customers, public sector institutions, State Governments, U.S. Federal Government, and international organizations worldwide. The successful candidate will have mastery of proposal management processes, proposal writing techniques, and ease within time-sensitive and complex bidding environments. The ideal candidate is willing to operate on a flex schedule, as each client's needs will vary.

Technical Writer Responsibilities:
  • Participate in all color reviews on proposals and proposal components.
  • Must have “Ownership Mentality” of the proposal throughout the proposal life cycle.
  • Capable of writing all sections of the proposal in collaboration with SMEs and internal team members including technical and non-technical sections. 
  • Conduct proposal planning and preparation activities that maximize time and ensure SME input during the proposal phase of the BD process.
  • Must have experience working in tight deadline driven environments 
  • Prepare for delivery of all proposal documents for submittal

Technical Writer Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of proposal writing experience within the Private Sector, supporting a Federal Contractor (Small, Medium, or Large). Diversity of experience in mid to large corporate organizations.
  • Strong communication skills and coordinating input clearly and succinctly with all company and teammate stakeholders (such as contracting, business/pricing, and recruiting).
  • Experience in “owning” a proposal throughout the proposal life cycle.
  • Experience supporting/contributing to the development of all sections of a proposal including but not limited to: Management Approach, Staffing, Past Performances, Resumes, with specific experience as a Writer and Volume Lead.
  • Training and/or certifications informal proposal methodologies (ex. Shipley- preferred) and Industry-wide best practices in proposal management (APMP).
  • Understanding of Editorial practice and standards.
  • Advanced MSWORD and Adobe PDF skills required.
  • Advanced MS SharePoint skills required.
  • Strong Interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Prior proposal experience working off-hours and weekends with the flexibility required to get the job done is essential.
  • APMP CF/PP preferred but not required.

JobID: 323059MW 
Cella is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 10 years running. And as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we proudly help clients meet diversity objectives, too. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.