Technical Writer, Energy

RTI International

About the organization

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Our vision is to address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development.


Write and edit documents quickly and efficiently to meet fast-paced deadlines.
Apply clients’ editorial and branding guidelines to documents and follow internal editing checklists.
Manage advanced collaborative functions for documents on Microsoft SharePoint, Teams, Word, Excel, and more.
Create and/or coordinate the design of graphics and infographics for work products.
Ensure compliance with client guidelines and consistency across the team’s other project outputs.
Collaborate with experts and conduct research to develop technical articles, papers, resources, presentations, and deliverables.
Draft timelines, drive processes, and help improve quarterly reporting for multiple projects, including supporting project leaders to coordinate inputs and review drafts with field staff.


Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience; or master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
Advanced skills in persuasive writing and attention to detail in editing.
Graphic design proficiency is a plus, especially with Adobe Illustrator.
Experience with USAID and donor-funded projects; international development; energy, environment, and water sectors; and non-English-speaking countries plus.
Ability to perform advanced formatting functions and troubleshoot in Microsoft Word documents.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to complex, changing priorities, workloads, and workflows.
Effective communications skills and tact for providing diplomatic and constructive comments to colleagues.
Flexibility and interest in working with team members of diverse and multicultural backgrounds.
Professional editorial experience, especially in technical and international contexts.
Intellectual curiosity and an interest in presenting technical ideas in concise, compelling ways.
Self-motivated, proactive attitude that thrives under pressure as part of a team.
Flexibility and reliability in working both collaboratively and independently.
Advanced abilities in foreign languages are a plus.
Must be eligible to work in the US.


$60,000 to $80,000

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