WBI hires self-starters, purpose-driven employees that align to our culture and have or develop deep AFRL knowledge and experience. Employees are reliable ambassadors. Through their commitment we will demonstrate our national defense knowledge and innovation leadership to our customers, partners and community to differentiate from the competition. 


Content Developer / Writer

How to Apply

Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) is a cutting-edge innovation and technology commercialization center for the Air Force Research Laboratory, with facilities located just outside of WPAFB in Dayton, OH. We drive fast, agile innovation that enables successful technology development to solve the Air Force’s most complex challenges by leveraging resident experts, unique facilities, disruptive innovation processes and extensive networks.

WBI is looking to identify a Content Developer / Writer to sustain, expand and lead the institute’s innovation and commercialization impact for the Air Force. 
The Content Developer / Writer will be a proven leader with experience in journalism/copy/technical writing, research, working with teams, exercising sound judgement in relationship building, and presenting to leadership. The ideal candidate is organized, self-motivated, willing to learn new tools, and results oriented. WBI’s culture is based on seeking innovative approaches, and it is seeking client focused problem solvers who can adapt to shifting client demands.

  • Interviews internal peers and leadership, as well as established and potential customers to create content that advances the institute’s strategic goals.
  • Writes on topics of reader interest to stimulate engagement, awareness and/or influence of stakeholders, customers and future collaborators.
  • Conceives assigned or unassigned articles from knowledge of topic and editorial position of publication, supplemented by additional study and research.
  • Researches facts to make sure false information does not damage the reputation of individuals, institutions, or businesses.
  • Develops content that covers a wide range of platforms (social media, case studies, presentations, project reports, published articles, etc.).
  • Translates WBI and Air Force contributions, accolades and impact to the general public.
  • Edits and correct final draft to prepare for publication.
  • Confers with stakeholders to establish specific and/or general subject material to be developed for publication and ensures appropriateness.
  • Participates in conferences, meetings and briefings to recommend topics.
  • Associates degree in a related field (English, journalism, communications or related writing discipline) is a minimum, while an undergraduate degree in a related discipline is preferred. 
  • A Master’s degree is highly desirable. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ industry experience as a Writer required. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
  • Working as part of a high-performance team;
  • Managing fast-paced, tech-driven projects;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Previous Air Force (or other DoD laboratory) experience is strongly preferred, as is a strong understanding of Air Force protocol and security considerations.
  • Experience working in desktop publishing and graphics software (i.e. adobe creative suite) a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of publication styles and audience segmentation.
  • Marketing experience a plus.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

This is a full-time position.  Occasional travel (up to 15%) will be required of the incumbent between facility locations but will be headquartered at the Springfield St. location. 

How to Apply
What Wright Brothers Institute Offers:
  • An exciting work environment with a great organizational culture and highly engaged employees
  • 25 days paid time off, Medical, Dental, Simple IRA with organizational match

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen. If you have an interest in applying for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, citizenship, salary history, and writing samples to: with subject line of “Content Developer/Writer.”

Wright Brothers Institute provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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Wright Brothers Institute provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.​