AECOM Editor in Herndon, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159122BR

Position Title Editor

Job Category Communications

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Herndon

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in

Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by

Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A

Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an Editor to support our team in Herndon, MD. The successful candidate will plan, design, edit, and proofread translated documents such as technical publications, reports, proposals, and correspondence for internal distribution, customer reference, or publication.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Edit reports, publications, proposals and correspondence to ensure clarity of content, consistency of format and accuracy of grammar.

  2. Responsible for quality control, production and distribution of documents in accordance with schedules.

  3. Apply working knowledge of technical literature and various style guides including in-depth knowledge of customer specifications and instructions regarding documentation and publication standards.

  4. Participate in the development and maintenance of technical manuals, assist with validation, verification, resolve discrepancies and deficiencies, and assess the accuracy and adequacy of technical manual requirements for printing.

  5. Utilize personal computers with integrated software packages.

  6. Assist in the production and distribution of documents.

  7. Maintain a filing system of documents and work order files for documents received for processing.

  8. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be of US Citizenship to support a US Government Contract.

  • Excellent command of English grammar and composition.

  • English fluency

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to interact with multinational and multicultural employees.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and turn around short-fuse requests without sacrificing accuracy.

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and familiarity with online dictionaries, and other reference tools.

  • Ability to discern information of value and write an abstract in a succinct, understandable format that follows applicable operational and style guidelines.

  • Bachelor's degree in English literature or social sciences or more than 5 years of work experience with portfolio of writing composition available for examination.

  • Knowledge of current international affairs and the dynamics of US relations with major regional and international players.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience editing translated texts for clarity and accuracy.

  • Experience providing clear and fair feedback to linguists in person and electronically.

  • Working knowledge of foreign language, preferably Arabic, Farsi, Dari/Pashto, or Chinese

  • Experience in effectively performing work in a time-sensitive environment and working multiple actions simultaneously

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please

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NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.