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Job #: R-00018586
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


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Job Description:

  • The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting a Editor for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). The Editor will be responsible for checking the accuracy and style of the translation, ensuring adherence to customer standards for grammar, style and format, tracking errors, and providing feedback to writers and management. 

    Languages Supported: Any and all languages of Africa; East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia.


    The Editor will be responsible for ensuring that all products are grammatically correct according to idiomatic American English and meet designated customer style standards. They will develop and maintain a language services quality control and quality assurance program. Editors will monitor the accuracy and completeness of the translated products by systematically selecting jobs from all personnel for review. They will provide effective feedback on product issues to linguists to assist in their development.  Editors will track linguist errors to make recommendations on advancement and training. 



    • US citizen 
    • A test may be given to assess editing skills
    • Have native-level oral and written fluency in English 
    • Requires a BA degree and/or 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with/or 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.
    • Have experience editing, technical writing, or related experience
    • Have the ability to review and edit translated media to ensure accuracy, correct syntax and expression usage, and correct use of the English language 
    • Have strong critical thinking skills, sound judgment, 
    • Have excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills (English); be able to provide succinct instructions in high-pressure situations, often under time constraints
    • Be able to adjust to constantly changing priorities and demand
    • Have the ability to provide corrective and constructive feedback to linguists; become a subject matter expert in customer product standards
    • Be proficient in MS Word
    • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team
    • Self-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skills
    • Have previous experience working as a linguist
    • Have the ability to accurately provide cultural and ethnic context
    • Previous experience working in traditional or non-traditional media (e.g., radio, TV, newspaper, press agency, Internet) or journalism
    • Have experience conducting Internet Research
    • Have working knowledge of a foreign language 

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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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