Proposal Writer/Editor

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Category: Business Consulting, Strategy and Digital Transformation
City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Position ID: J0417-1417
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The Proposal Writer/Editor writes and edits proposals in response to Government solicitations. This individual works with proposal managers, opportunity pursuit leads, account teams, and subject matter experts to analyze solicitations, determine proposal requirements, develop the response strategy, and submit a compliant, responsive proposal. They work autonomously as well as collaboratively, managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced, often changing environment.
This individual supports strategic messaging, tailors proposal content, and contributes to the strategy and/or editing of management, technical, past performance, and other volumes as appropriate. The position is required to work with CGI and/or subcontractor personnel to develop proposal narrative, past performance qualifications, resumes, technical and management volumes, and other proposal documentation. In addition, this individual is required to contribute content to the knowledge management platform, posting new content regularly and updating existing content as required.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Provide writing and editing support and/or lead responses to RFPs, RFQs, TOs, and RFIs; assume Book Boss or Volume Lead responsibilities as assigned
• Develop storyboards, outlines, and other documentation associated with the proposal development process
• Participate in color team reviews and recovery, solution meetings, and other collaborative events to further the proposal development process
• Conceptualize graphics that drive or support written material
• Conduct interviews with key personnel, subcontractors, program managers, and subject matter experts to develop resumes, past performance, management, and technical content
• Help maintain past performance, writing templates, and the proof points library housed in the proposal group’s online portal
• As a member of the proposal team, support and contribute to the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to enhance the efficiency and quality of the writing/editing team and overall proposal group
• Contribute artifacts to the Federal Proposal Group’s Knowledge Management Platform for reuse by business units as appropriate
• Edit proposals for spelling, typographical , and grammatical errors; proper syntax; as well as readability, ease of comprehension, and consistency

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Minimum two years overall professional writing experience – can include internships, part-time jobs, or work as a contributing writer and/or editor of a publication. Relevant documents include sales documents, white papers, case studies, proposals; Web or newspaper/magazine content.
• One year of experience writing competitive proposals to the Federal Government is strongly preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree is required; preferably in English or other Liberal Art
• Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint
• Shipley Associates or other industry training a plus
• Familiarity with Privia and SharePoint a plus
• Excellent writing skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical and management approaches
• Very strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills
• Ability to adapt and be flexible with changing requirements; ability to work under pressure and beyond standard hours to meet submission deadlines
• Ability to comfortably and professionally interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively


What you can expect from us:

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.

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