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Job #: R-00005761
Location: Vienna, VA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

Leidos is searching for an Editor to support a program in Vienna, VA. This position will require an active TS/SCI with Polygraph Security Clearance in order to be considered for this position.
  • The selected candidate will be responsible for professionally editing analytical products that support key US national security and foreign policy objectives on CT issues.
  • Relevant exposure to US foreign policy, national security CT objectives, and the intragency coordination process is required.
  • Professional writing, editing, and sourcing skills, including a proven track record of reviewing finished
  • intelligence and collaborating with analysts and senior managers, is required.
  • The candidate must possess critical thinking skills and knowledge of national security classification procedures.


  • ACTIVE TS/SCI w/ Polygraph. Candidates must be familiar with cable and IC report writing styles.
  • Strong briefing and writing skills are a must as well as the ability to work well with teams or individually with minimal supervision.

  • Typically requires a BA degree in English or journalism , or equivalent experience and training, and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience in editing and/or writing, or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Editing experience and must possess excellent writing skills.
  • Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is preferred.
  • Experience editing data visualizations and graphics is preferred.
  • Familiarity with a foreign language is a plus including but not limited to Arabic, Pashto, Dari, French.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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