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Job #: R-00010184
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Public Media Relations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for a Communications Manager located in Reston, VA.


The job of the Communications Manager is to support strategic communications initiatives that effectively position Leidos as a thought leader and respected corporate citizen in core markets. This ideal candidate is knowledgeable about federal government contracting, is a rapid and thoughtful writer, and has experience interacting with executive leadership. This is an individual contributor position that requires a senior communications professional with the ability to work independently on highly complex or greenfield projects with a range of deadlines. Creativity is encouraged, particularly on greenfield projects that promote the enterprise or key capabilities areas.

While the candidate will often work independently, he or she must work well with other communications functional areas including internal communications, branding, marketing/tradeshows, digital, creative, corporate events, and community relations. The position has the same reporting structure as media relations and prior experience working in that field or in public relations is a plus. The individual must have experience and be comfortable writing for and presenting to executive leadership.


-Collaborate with stakeholders to ideate, design and implement proactive enterprise campaigns

-Research, organize, write, edit, publish, and present content for enterprise campaigns

-Prepare remarks and talking points for executive speaking engagements

-Research, write, and edit nomination materials

-Interact with key internal contacts frequently to gather and catalog data for use in campaigns or projects

-Support media and public relations activities as needed

-Develop and maintain relationships with key business leaders, subject matter experts, vendors and outside agencies


-Bachelors degree (preferably in Business Administration, Communications, English or Journalism) with 8 years of communications experience, with evidence of increasing responsibility

-Knowledge of federal contracting

-Demonstrated interaction with executive leadership

-Excellent presentation, public speaking and written communication skills

-Demonstrated expertise in the planning and execution of proactive communication campaigns for large, complex organizations that engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders


-Strong executive communications, media relations and/or public relations background is a plus .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

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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