Public Transit Organization Seeks Technical Writer

Want to work for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving public transportation across the country? The Transportation Learning Center is seeking a technical writer/editor where you would do just that.

You would be responsible for ensuring consistency in style and presentation in the organization’s training courses. This includes topics ranging from transit elevator-escalator usage to rail car maintenance. You are expected to have an understanding of the basic principles of instructional system design, such as Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction. Experience working on curriculum materials to train skilled blue collar workers is a plus, but not mandatory.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a technical editor/writer
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Attention to detail, especially in ensuring consistency in style and format, proof reading for proper use of grammar, diction and spelling
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects at the same time while meeting deadlines


  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial technology, technology education, engineering, engineering technology, construction, education, or other related degree
  • Industrial experience, apprenticeship training, advanced degree(s), teaching experience, training material development, instructional design, and/or publishing experience will be considered.
  • Portfolio of technical writing and editing projects
  • Demonstrated experience in electro-mechanical technical, transit, safety, and/or elevator/escalator maintenance training
  • Experience in writing or editing training materials in coordination with other instructional designers, editors and graphic designers
  • Experience with or exposure to Instructional Design Experience working in a labor-management partnership environment
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in additional software programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and CAD
  • Ability to work in collaborative multi-cultural setting.

The position is part-time, with pay dependent on experience. The office is located in Silver Spring, MD, near the Silver Sprint Metro Station. To apply, send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to Joyce Williams via email at or by fax: (301) 565-4712. The Transportation Learning Center is an affirmative action employer that encourages women and people of color to apply.

The Transportation Learning Center formed in 2001 to advance public transit and other transportation sectors and the national and local level. The organization does this by building partnerships between labor and management that improve organizational capacity, expand worker skills, and enhance worker career opportunities.