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Job #: R-00127830
Location: Remote, US
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health & Civil

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***Must have an active DOE Q or active DOD Top Secret to apply!***

Leidos has an immediate need for a part-time Senior Editor/Writer to provide support to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis with writing, editing, and participating in meetings to produce the annual Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP) report to Congress. 

Must be willing to travel if not local to the DC area, as this position requires that some of the work be performed in the NNSA offices located at the Department of Energy’s Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C.  Travel may be required to other sites conducting Integrated Planning Group (IPG) meetings (national laboratories, production facilities, and security sites).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the preparation, creation, and publication of NNSA’s reports and annexes in response to congressional requirements.
  • Ensures that the SSMP, written by many, has the feel of a document prepared by one author.  This includes continuity of style, syntax, reading level, graphics, and consistent use of acronyms, abbreviations, and grammar conventions.
  • As a part of the SSMP team, participates in and contributes to key discussions in the formulation of chapter outlines and templates, guidance to content originators and content integrators, and key messaging for each year prior to kick-off meeting.
  • Assists with informing, training, and advising originators and integrators to ensure all contributors are aligned with key messaging, standard format etc.
  • Thoroughly reviews the SSMP; provides substantive edits and comments that reflect agreed-upon format, messaging, writing guidelines, clarity, etc.
  • Alerts the SSMP team to overarching issues or concerns that emerge during the review of multiple versions and proposes solutions to address them.
  • Attends all IPG meetings concerning SSMP issues.
  • Collects and processes classified and unclassified materials, reports, drafts, and briefings, developing a final review and summary of materials.
  • Assists originators and integrators in the adjudication and resolution of comments during the development, review, and approval processes.
  • Reviews and, if necessary, revises the SSMP style guide annually.  Ensures that originators and integrators are familiar with the guide and aware of any changes made.
  • Reviews and evaluates programmatic and technical information related to nuclear weapons and the NNSA infrastructure.
  • Creates rough draft of graphics to better communicate and synthesize complex technical information in the SSMP.

Required Education, Experience & Clearance:

  • Active DOE Q and/or DOD Top Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree with 6+ years relevant experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Familiarity with journalistic standards and publication style guides.
  • Superior writing skills; ability to express technical concepts, processes, programs, and capabilities clearly and concisely for a lay audience.
  • Thorough command of English grammar and syntax.
  • Prior experience supporting a major government agency with large publicly released documents and/or reports to Congress.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with a team of writers on technical topics and documents supporting budget requests.
  • Ability to travel as business needs require

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience within the NNSA or DOD nuclear security enterprise
  • Prior NNSA Weapons Activities experience

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $141,000.00

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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