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AECOM Assistant Editor in Honolulu, Hawaii

United States of America - Hawaii, Honolulu

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Assistant Editor to work in our Honolulu, HI location. This position will plan and manage projects to ensure deadlines are met. Communicate priorities and scheduling conflicts to Managing Editor and Project Manager.

This position is expected to begin in October 2021.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Job Duties Include the Following:

  • As an Assistant Editor you will have the ability to format reports by:

  • Applying template styles to text and tables.

  • Captioning figures, tables, and appendixes, and photographs and inserting cross-references.

  • Ensuring acronyms are spelled out only on first occurrence and that they are correctly defined in the document’s acronym list.

  • Verifying that references are correctly cited in text and in the reference list. Researching missing references using the Master Reference list or asking the authoring team to provide the document information.

  • Correcting minor grammatical/spelling errors.

  • Verify acronyms and references by:

  • Ensuring acronyms are spelled out only on first occurrence and that they are correctly defined in the document’s acronym list.

  • Verifying that references are correctly cited in text and in the reference list.

  • Correcting minor grammatical/spelling errors.

  • Produce paper copies and CDs of deliverables by:

  • Making photocopies and binding reports.

  • Compiling the electronic PDF file. This includes inserting figures, 11×17 tables, and adding bookmarks.

  • Creating CDs and CD labels.

  • Store all project files systematically based on electronic files storage guidelines.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School + None

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA Degree in English, Communications, Journalism or a related field.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Administrative Support / Secretarial

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252127BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.