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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When I read this ad on Craigslist, David Lee Roth popped into my head. I didn't think about DLR because of his technical writing skills. Instead, I thought about him because of this song:

Here's the ad:

Technical Writer (Port Hueneme, CA)
compensation: Negotiable
employment type: full-time
• High School Diploma/GED
• 1-3 years' specialized equivalent work experience
• DOD Background Check
• Full-Time

Candidate must have a good understanding of the work done at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme Division. Requires an above average working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook). Must have an excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. Must have good knowledge of grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation. Must use strong writing skills to communicate complex technical and/or Navy/Public policy issues to a diverse audience; this includes writing news releases, articles, talking points, and social media messages. Must be able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Functional Responsibility:
Serves as a technical writer and reporter performing facets of journalistic writing styles and supports communications initiatives. Researches, writes, and edits internal and external written products such as magazine/newspaper articles, talking points, statements, speeches, presentations, website material, operations, news releases, fact sheets and other materials for publication or posting electronically. As required, represents customer at meetings, conferences, committees, within Ventura County and with external organizations. Identifies opportunities for positive media coverage. Assists in developing, reviews, and analyzes command communications plan, identifies necessary resources and submits recommendations for customer final approval.

Please visit our career center to apply:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. Other duties may be assigned. Job Descriptions are subject to change at any time. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, Veteran, or disabled.

Could you ask for any other requirements?!?

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