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Job #: R-00114693
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Corporate

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At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Leidos is seeking a Proposal Editor with a TS/SCI clearance to join our Capture Operations & Excellence Group which supports Leidos' largest, most strategic bids across the enterprise. The Proposal Editor is responsible for ensuring that documents are technically consistent and present a unified voice across the proposal. The Editor ensures correct use of grammar and punctuation; verifies overall consistency, clarity, and readability; applies the appropriate acronym treatment and develops acronym lists; and performs quality control.

The Editor works with the Proposal Manager/Proposal Coordinator to establish the edit schedule and populate the Editing Intake Form, and provides the capture/proposal team with high-quality editing in accordance with the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific Style Guide and Wall of Truth, and the established level of edit. Based on proposal size may act as the lead editor for an assigned proposal or work as part of a team of editors. Keeps production team management apprised of changes to proposal schedules and level of effort.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as the editing Point of Contact for assigned proposals, RFIs or White Papers

  • Prepare as necessary given the level of edit and the proposal size (skim Section L, Section M, SOW or PWS, win themes and discriminators; create individual proposal style guide if required)

  • Work with Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to complete the Editing Intake Form

  • Negotiate timing and level of edit with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator as needed

  • Attend meetings at the Proposal Manager’s request

  • Edit according to rules of grammar, the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific style, and the level of edit and acronym treatment

  • Develop and maintain acronym lists

  • Perform consistency checking at least on sections that are split among multiple editors

  • Complete edits in a timely manner

  • Support Evaluation Notice (EN) and Final Proposal Revision (FPR) responses, as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Linguistics, or related subject and 4+ years of editing experience. Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with proposal leaders and authors

  • Excellent grasp of grammar, punctuation, and spelling

  • Experience with AP style

  • Excellent comprehension of passive-to-active conversion, parallel structure, and proper placement of modifiers

  • Skilled in Microsoft and Adobe products

  • Able to work overtime and weekends, as required, to meet proposal schedules

  • An active TS/SCI clearance


Preferred Qualifications    

  • Skilled in SharePoint

  • Knowledge of technical terminology

Pay Range:

Pay Range $59,150.00 - $91,000.00 - $122,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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