Summary The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums & the National Zoo. The legislation creating the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum was established by Congress in 2020. The incumbent performs assignments related to the editing and production of a range of museum content across various platforms, including digital and printed materials. Responsibilities Decades in the making, the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum will recognize women’s accomplishments, the history they made, and the communities they represent. To create a more equitable America, the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum is researching, disseminating, and amplifying women’s stories to ensure the role of women in American history is well-known, accurate, acknowledged, and empowering. This position is located in the Communications Department and will work in a writer/editor capacity cross-departmentally for the benefit of Museum-wide projects. In this position, you will: Copy-edit, proofread, and write content for printed materials and digital channels, including the Museum's website, social media platforms, and e-newsletter Conduct independent research of reference sources to verify data and factual materials Edit, copy-edit, and review material in whole or in part, for overall structure and content as well as correctness of style, format, grammar and spelling Work with internal staff and external vendors to coordinate, edit and produce printed and digital materials. Requirements Conditions of Employment Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation May need to complete a Probationary Period Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service Conditions of Employment Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met by the closing date of the announcement. See the 'Required Documents' section for additional information. For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on OPM Website. Qualifications Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as editorial and production assistance for content available to internal and external stakeholders across various platforms and in digital and printed format; researching a broad range of sources of pertinent information; editing digital exhibitions, research reports, journal articles and other scientific, historical or artistic publications; utilizing editing technology tools to include word processing software, desktop publishing software, web-based collaboration systems and social media websites. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Or Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Education Additional Information This position is included in the bargaining unit. Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title; Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee); Agency; and, Beginning and ending dates of appointment. Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Selections may be made for vacancies across the Smithsonian Institution (SI). By applying to this position, you agree to allow your application and other personal information to be shared with one or more SI hiring officials for employment consideration for same/similar positions within the location(s) identified in this announcement.