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Job #: R-00049467
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Public Media Relations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

***Temporary telework due to COVID-19 is allowed, post COVID-19 restrictions this position is required to work out of the office in Centennial, CO***

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.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

Leidos has a career opportunity in Centennial, Colorado for a Communications Manager for its Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) program. The successful candidate will report to the Program Director and will work closely with senior leadership, functional managers and the customer to develop and implement internal and external communications strategies aligned to program and joint business objectives.

The Communications Manager will work closely with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Communications Manager to prepare professional presentations, charts and other materials for briefings to members of the federal government and other agencies.

The Communications Manager will work closely with the ASC Senior Leadership Team to develop communications strategy, associated professional presentations, information flow-downs and materials for NSF, ASC, and the Leidos Division office, as well as for the public. This position also serves as the Communications liaison between all ASC subcontracting companies and the National Science Foundation.

This Communications Manager will collaborate with the NSF OPP Communications Manager to assist with developing an annual USAP Communications plan.

Additional responsibilities will be to:

  • Review, edit and manage external USAP-related press releases before sending to the NSF for approval.
  • Work with the NSF OPP Communications Manager to create content for materials to increase staff and public awareness of the USAP. This could include briefings, brochures, handouts, posters, web content, infographics, etc.
  • Manage the design, manufacture and replenishment of USAP memorabilia and items to be given away at conferences.
  • Manage the Communications department budget.
  • Manage all branding efforts.
  • Identify and develop core capability positioning and messaging that uniquely differentiates Leidos within the market, and clearly communicate offerings’ benefits to customers, highlighting our competitive advantage.
  • Engage with Business Development, Legislative Affairs and Strategy teams to better understand customer needs, competitive offerings and positions, market trends, and competitive strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

This position manages two positions – the Communications Specialist and the Antarctic Sun editor. Their responsibilities include:

  • Publication of the Antarctic Sun, an online newspaper that informs the public about the U.S. Antarctic Program science and operations.
  • Planning and implementation of special guests to Antarctica such as Media, Artists and Writers, and PolarTREC teachers.
  • Management of the USAP Photo Library.
  • Managing Education Outreach.
  • Managing art displays at various USAP facilities.
  • Coordinating and assisting with museum exhibits.
  • Managing the ASC Facebook page.
  • Answering inquiries from the media and public.

PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Periodic deployment to Antarctica will be required in this position. This position requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical, dental, and psychological examinations for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

In addition to resume please provide two examples of successful presentations they have previously developed, and be able to provide/describe a successful communications strategy they have implemented.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Communications, English, Public Relations, or Management) and 12+ years’ work experience as a Communications Manager
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with and advising senior leaders
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies
  • Exceptional skill with MS Office products and Adobe CC, especially PhotoShop/Lightroom, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Skill in using software applications in the development of communications products such as web design and content, brochures, briefing materials, and marketing tools.
  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to respond quickly and accurately to requests while working effectively in a team environment
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work with executives, employees, media, and the community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and 10 years’ experience work experience as a Communications Manager
  • Previous experience collaborating with a federal agency

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

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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:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Public Media Relations

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

About 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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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