More About the Role:
The contractor supporting this position shall support IN’s Analytic Support Division (ASD) or another analytic division within IN. The editor is part of a production team responsible for editing, disseminating, and archiving IN finished intelligence products; servicing the entire analytic production line across all IN directorates; and assisting division directors, analysts, and the Field Intelligence Elements (FIEs) at the national laboratories. This subject matter expert functions under the production manager as an authority on technical writing and analytic writing styles within IN. This production officer should also be well-versed in IC analytic standards. The contractor supporting this position supports and directly reports to the Director, ASD or the Director of another analytic division within IN.
What You'll Get to Do:
The editor supports a wide variety of functions, to include editing, vetting, and disseminating finished intelligence products that support the Secretary, DOE, and the Intelligence Community (IC). The contractor ensures that IN intelligence products adhere to the highest editorial tradecraft standards and meet customer needs through a well-articulated vetting and dissemination process. The contractor’s daily duties include coordinating with IN analytical divisions on all issues involving analytic product editing, graphics, tradecraft and dissemination.
Specific duties include:
• Certifies superior editorial quality of finished intelligence products, and ensures complex
technical language is easily understandable by senior leadership and the Intelligence
• Serves as a subject matter expert on editing, the intelligence production cycle, and related
DNI directives and plans, Executive Orders and regulations governing production w/
emphasis on DNI ICD 203, 206, 208 and 501.
As IN’s production subject matter expert, establishes, updates and maintains IN-wide
standards and procedures for editing and publication of finished intelligence.
• Establishes and maintains tools, guides, websites, forums etc. to communicate IN’s
editing standards and procedures.
• Works with directors/deputy directors, analysts and FIEs to coordinate projects and
processes relating to editing and production.
• Provides editorial training as needed and requested, in person and via VTC, for HQ and
• Maintains the attention to detail, editorial style, and interpersonal skills to work with avariety of intelligence producers and managers, including interacting with and learning
best practices from other agency intelligence production teams
• Translates occupation-specific terminology into text that is clear, concise, and
straightforward. Updates and maintains a lexicon of approved scientific, common use
words and terms for use in IN products.
• Edits technical reports on specialized equipment, devices and systems related to nuclear
science, electronics, weaponry, engineering, or physical science.
• Supports the dissemination and archiving of IN analytic products across relevant
Community and IN portals to ensure products are discoverable to broadest possible
• Maintains and reports weekly progress on an integrated internal and external production
• Applies editorial principles of grammar and techniques of communicating information to
ensure that (1) the style, expression, logical organization, development, readability, and
manner of presentation suits the intended medium; (2) the subject matter is sufficiently
clear and cogent to convey the appropriate message to the intended audience.
• In tandem with other members of the Production Group, explores and develops tools,
databases, graphs etc. to enhance responses to IC/IN production data calls.
• Uses graphics systems and knowledge to enhance or suggest improvements to IN
• Works creatively to synchronize production efforts with other analytic sections and
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
-Requires a BA degree and 12–15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10–13 years of prior relevant experience.
-Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in journalism, English,
communications or a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 15 years of professional editing or production experience; or 5 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree.
-Ability to function as part of production unit, contributing expertise, cross-leveling efforts, and cross-training as needed to fully enhance group capabilities and services to IN.
• Mastery of Intelligence Community editorial and publishing techniques.
• Expert knowledge of the IC and the intelligence production cycle, related DNI directives
and plans, tradecraft and sourcing standards, Executive Orders and regulations governing
intelligence analytical production.
• Proven experience in writing and editing documents, and applying excellent grammar to
provide quality products.
• Editing experience in one of DOE’s core topic sets: nuclear, science, technology,
nonproliferation or other energy-related or technical subject.
• Familiarity with specialized equipment, devices and systems related to nuclear science,
electronics, weaponry, engineering, or physical science
• Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills with emphasis on
supporting IC analysts and working as a member of a team.
• Ability to collaborate with directors/deputy directors, analysts and FIEs to streamline
production and dissemination activities.
• Proven success in improving efficiency in intelligence review and production processes.
• Working knowledge of typography, layout, design theory and requirements to format
publications, integrate text and graphics.
• Comprehensive computer literacy in various word processing and other types of software
(SharePoint, MS Office applications, etc.) to process and produce a wide range of
documents, including assessments, graphs, and charts, that shall enhance quality and
content of reports and visual presentations.
• Ability to retrieve, compile, and interpret data (as pulled from spreadsheets, databases,
graphics etc.) to assist in responding to Community data calls.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:DOE Q
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Writing and Editing
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