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Job #: R-00033179
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Marketing Communications
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Communications Specialist who is an experienced brand builder and great storyteller to support the NISC RITES team. The Communications Specialist should be able to work seamlessly with executives, thrive in a virtual business environment, influence strategic messaging and recommend the most effective communication vehicles that resonate with the intended audience.

The scope of this role includes the development and execution of regional and executive-level communications, as well as brand-building and team engagement initiatives. The Communications Specialist will be involved in cross-functional projects and needs to have the ability to interpret business initiatives in a simple, meaningful and compelling way for diverse audiences across the customer organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years previous experience corporate communications and/or media.
  • Degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or related field.
  • Proven track record of working as a business communications partner and advising executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to write compelling content for different vehicles.
  • Successful experience planning meetings/events.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, and SharePoint are required; knowledge of other software including Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are a plus.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
  • Highly-motivated with a positive, customer-first attitude.
  • Agile and collaborative with strong creative, problem-solving and relationship-building skills.
  • Works well under pressure and can handle tight deadlines, multiple tasks and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Takes initiative, ownership of assignments and personal responsibility

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

The NISC III program within the Civil Group at Leidos offers an array of exciting career opportunities for professionals in the fields of engineering (fire protection, civil, power, electrical, structural, spectrum, environmental, construction) computer and database developers, project management professionals, instructional/training developers, air traffic controllers, aeronautical information specialists, terminal instruments procedures (TERPS), financial analysts, intelligence analysts, logistics analysts, and HR specialists as well as many other disciplines

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Marketing Communications

Leidos

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 www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

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.

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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 Leidos.com 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 [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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