This looks like an easy enough job – well paid too.

WRITER-EDITOR (TRAINING PUBLICATIONS)
U.S. Marine Corps
27,596 reviews
Twentynine Palms, CA
Temporarily remote
$105,224 – $136,791 a year – Full-time

Anyone who wants to know why the Federal Government costs so much can see it right there. Compared to private sector pay for writers and editors that’s a $60k a year jobs at most, and that before Federal benefits.

Still, it does require a certain amount of inventiveness:

Responsibilities
You will prepare and coordinate assigned doctrine and training publications.
You will prepare briefings and status reports on doctrinal and training publications being researched and developed.
You will develop concepts that serve as blueprints that describe the focus of the Service?s future Combat Service Support (CSS) operations, capabilities, and requirements emanating from tactical to strategic level operations.
You will manage shaping and writing working groups by being an authoritative consultant and troubleshooter, and service as the lead in Integrated Planning Teams (IPTs) that address issues that cross multiple functional areas.
You will successfully communicate and correlate on multiple projects with other SMEs in related fields.
You will take initiative to seek out solutions to known or perceived problems in the logistics community.

How many ways can you write “Do what the Gunny tells you”?

11 thoughts on “This looks like an easy enough job – well paid too.”

  1. The salary probably includes hardship pay for being at 29 stumps. A place that if it weren’t filled with marines would be best described as the arse end of nowhere.Or so I have been told by various USMC related acquaintances.

  2. Yes Francis, but you still get to pay CA tax rates, so there’s that. About $40K of the salary is hardship money.

  3. Responsibilities
    That’s bordering on flag rank job description. Cheap at the price – but not suitable for an arts/gender studies “graduate”.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    I agree with asiaseen, that’s a senior role and my guess its been written with a specific person in mind, the current person doing the job who is just about to retire from the military.

  5. “Misuse of government IT systems is cause for disciplinary action, including removal.”

    Now there’s properly sinister military jargon.. 😉

  6. Anyone who wants to know why the Federal Government costs so much can see it right there. Compared to private sector pay for writers and editors that’s a $60k a year jobs at most, and that before Federal benefits.

    Be fair here Tim – its 29 Palms. Its a shithole. And you have to work with Marines. Even at that salary they’re only going to attract the desperate.

  7. How many ways can you write “Do what the Gunny tells you”?

    The thing is – what the Gunny tells you is coming from these manuals.

  8. Also, keep in mind – this person is *not* writing military doctrine. They are going to work with the senior officers to write down their doctrine in a format suitable for passing on said doctrine to their successors and subordinates.

  9. I mean, somebody’s gotta write all the new “trans pronoun” gobbledygook in those orientation pamphlets.

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