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Job #1727
Job Description: 
Senior Managing Editor
American Water Works Association
Location: Denver, CO

Are you looking for employment with a purpose?   Join the team at The American Water Works Association!    Serving as the premier technical and educational resource to the water industry, the work we do impacts public health.

We’re seeking a Senior Managing Editor for the Association’s flagship monthly publication, Journal - American Water Works Association. Published continuously since 1914, Journal AWWA carries both peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed articles. 

As Senior Managing Editor, you’ll manage all of the technical and nontechnical content of AWWA Journal and have primary responsibility for production workflows, schedules, and quality control. 

Job duties include:

  • Provide substantive edits to manuscripts improving readability and ensure they conform to AWWA Journal style.
  • Perform editorial review of all articles, columns, and departments.
  • Oversee editorial freelancers ensuring their work meets AWWA requirements.
  • Finalize each issue’s editorial content in collaboration with editor-in-chief.
  • Establish and meet article and issue deadlines each month
  • Manage and coordinate AWWA Journal monthly print and electronic production workflows

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, English, science or related field required. Training or coursework in engineering or the sciences including but not limited to biology or chemistry preferred.
  • Five years’ technical editing experience required; extensive editorial experience on a monthly scientific periodical preferred.  Work experience must include a minimum of three years’ experience as managing editor.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical publishing practices, copyright law, and permissions standards required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of editorial standards (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style,) required
  • Experience with Web-based publishing and digital workflows preferred
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks and pro-actively meet deadlines.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to effectively manage partnerships with internal and external customers.  
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and online publishing tools. 

Compensation dependent upon qualifications; starting pay is targeted in the low $70k. AWWA offers a comprehensive benefits package with immediate eligibility upon hire and vesting for retirement savings plan with a 3% company match and 6% employer contribution. 

E-mail your resume, in Word format, along with compensation requirements to and include SME - Journal AWWA in the subject line.   Resume submission deadline is Thursday, August  7.

Additional information about working at AWWA is available at   As an employer dedicated to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, minorities, women, veterans and disabled are encouraged to apply. 

AWWA is the largest membership organization of water industry professionals in North America.  Our mission is to provide solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource. 

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.


Job #1580
Position Title: Senior Technical Writer

Direct Full-Time

Company Name: LSI Corporation
Job Location: Colorado Springs

Duties and Responsibilities:

LSI Corporation is looking for a senior technical writer based in Colorado Springs, CO with significant experience in computer hardware or software documentation development, preferably for an engineering audience.

This position requires a self-directed technical writer who can write, update, edit, review and help plan user documentation to support storage components products. Write clear and concise documentation. Organize material and complete technical writing assignments according to set standard templates, style guidelines, and publication processes.

Work with writers/editors across geographies in a team environment. Extract product information from interaction with the engineering and technical publications teams and from technical/product specifications, previous generation product documentation, and presentations. Develop an understanding of the customer use model and make recommendations for improvements in documentation. Experience in documenting software and highly complex IT hardware systems and architectures is a plus.

A successful candidate must be able to handle documentation projects from start to finish with minimal direction, while managing schedules and meeting deadlines. The position requires the ability to multitask effectively, despite ambiguity, and thrive in a fast-paced, time compressed, and dynamic environment. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with subject matter experts, project managers and other team members.

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of the concepts involved in single sourcing and familiarity with content management and XML-based editors is also a plus.
  • Experience with DITA/structured authoring and HTML is a plus.
  • Experience with Adobe FrameMaker and Quadralay WebWorks desired.
  • Knowledge of PC platforms, XML, and content management systems would be helpful.

A Bachelor's degree in technical communication, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, or computer science or related field is required.

LSI Corporation is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. We offer a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the storage and networking markets.

We value the diversity of our people. LSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send resumes to: Jo’lene Jernberg, LSI Corporation, Manager Standard Products Technical Writing at