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Senior Science/Technical Writer

AIR Worldwide/Verisk
Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021
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Senior Science/Technical Writer

AIR Worldwide/Verisk is seeking a science/technical writer for the Model Documentation Team. AIR develops catastrophe models that help insurers prepare for the financial impacts of natural and man-made catastrophic events (earthquake, hurricane, cyber attack, etc.). Our Model Documentation Team produces content that describes how the models work and the science behind them.

Daily responsibilities

  • In collaboration with AIR scientists and engineers, write and update technical documentation that describes and interprets complex scientific and engineering concepts
  • Quality-control model output data and statistics for completeness
  • Write in DITA using Oxygen XML Author


  • 2-5 years of experience in science writing/technical documentation
  • Ability to translate highly technical material into language that is accessible to a broad audience
  • Detail-oriented, with exceptional structuring, writing, editing, proof-reading, and verbal skills
  • Ability to interview technical staff to obtain information
  • Enthusiastic and resourceful
  • Curious mind and an affinity for learning

Education and training

Degree in Meteorology, Geology, Engineering, or Mathematics, or a degree in English, Journalism, Technical and/or Professional Writing, with physical science coursework and/or science writing experience. Advanced degree is a plus.

If considered, applicant must complete a short writing exercise.

To apply, click here.

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