NANA Regional Corporation Proposal Writer in Herndon, Virginia

Proposal Writer


Akima is seeking a proposal writer responsible for the development of accurate, compelling messaging and high quality content for proposals. The successful candidate will exhibit strong writing skills to ensure consistency and clarity to meet client needs. This position is an opportunity for those gifted with the ability to craft an interesting story while adhering to strict deadlines on multiple projects. The candidate will conduct interviews with technical and management SMEs, program leaders, and key personnel, will create writing strategies, and work with graphic designers to further develop proposal content. The ideal candidate will provide proofreading skills, and possess a keen attention to detail.


  • Responsible for writing/leading proposal sections as assigned and ensuring compliance with all RFP requirements.

  • Review client RFP and Statement of Work (SOW) to help determine how to structure the response to be compliant, compelling, and highly rated by the client.

  • Engages with the capture managers during pre-RFP stage to assist with solution development and other capture support activities, where applicable.

  • Assist in capturing the required elements needed to develop technically compliant and persuasive responses to solicitations.

  • Works under the guidance of proposal manager to generate appropriate compliant text for assigned sections.

  • Incorporates information from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to be included in the proposal.

  • Research and gather information for use in proposal development activities.

  • Participates in storyboarding and content development meetings.

  • Participate in proposal reviews.

  • Develops win themes and incorporates strategies developed in review teams for final proposal drafts.

  • Interview program managers and task leads, and other technical personnel to collect technical and methodology information and incorporate that information into writing winning technical approach sections of proposals.

  • Engages throughout the entire proposal lifecycle to create compelling proposal content.

  • Incorporate feedback based on proposal draft reviews to ensure the final narrative is compliant, compelling, and high scoring.

  • Supports proposal production through preparation, editing and final binding of all proposals. Coordinates all proposal sections assigned (Past Performance, Technical, Management, Pricing) and completes all required Government forms.

  • Office environment. Some travel (10%) may be required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (minimum).

  • 5 years of experience working in Federal Government proposal development using the Shipley proposal process and developing storyboards, mock-ups, proposal outlines.

  • Ability to research, absorb and capture varied information; multitask and balance competing deadlines.

  • Working knowledge and efficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Highly organized, team-oriented, enthusiastic, independent thinker, and collaborative.

  • Must possess excellent reading comprehension, writing, spelling, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

  • Visio, Adobe Acrobat.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Job: Sales, Business Development & Related

Primary Location: US-VA-Herndon

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: AKI04101