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Job #: R-00018416
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Category: Writing and Editing
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: Defense


Job Requisition:

Tech Editor

Job Description:

The defense group in Leidos is seeking a Tech Editor to support development of AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 technical data to be utilized for life-cycle documentation in support of US Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. 

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the Tech Writers to ensure technical data meets the grammatical and formatting requirements.

•    Provide technical editing for deliverable reports, presentations, and monthly status reports, and the development and maintenance of style guides. 
•    Ensure products are error-free and demonstrate high proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Basic Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of prior relevant experience
•    Excellent written communication skills
•    Excellent organizational skills.
•    Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
•    MS Office expertise
•    Must have ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Prior experience with developing technical data for DoD programs
•    Travel may be required for this position

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Writing and Editing




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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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