Leidos is seeking a Communications Specialist to support our customer, the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), which is part of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The Communications Specialist will research, draft and proofread a range of materials, including social media, web content and newsletters; coordinate social media content postings, including graphics development; and provide other communications support tasks, as needed. The successful candidate will be able to write about a sensitive topic in an objective and informative tone appropriate for SMART’s audience.
Experience should include:
- Researching and writing stories of victims.
- Drafting social media content related to SMART’s mission and programs.
- Knowledge of and experience working in OJP’s Drupal web environment.
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign.
The Communications Specialist must have the ability to write and edit a range of materials and possess a comprehensive knowledge of English syntax and composition, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, usage, vocabulary, format standards for footnotes, bibliographies.
The selected candidate will also edit material for clarity, coherence, and rational development of ideas, tailoring it to meet the information needs of the intended audience.
Basic Qualifications (Required):
- Four (4) years of directly relevant experience (post-education) writing and editing various documents and marketing content for websites and social media platforms. Knowledge of SMART’s (Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking) content area (sex offender registration and notification) is highly desired.
- Excellent writing skills and familiarity with AP style required.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or in a related field.
- Ability to obtain and/or maintain Public Trust Security Clearance.
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, 100%
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Writing and Editing
Pay Range:Pay Range $48,750.00 - $75,000.00 - $101,250.00
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 39,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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