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Job #: R-00062224-OTHLOC-PL-2D0565
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

      The Proposal Editor is responsible for ensuring that documents are technically consistent and present a unified voice across the proposal. The Editor ensures correct use of grammar and punctuation; verifies overall consistency, clarity, and readability; applies the appropriate acronym treatment and develops acronym lists; and performs quality control. The Editor works with the Proposal Manager/Proposal Coordinator to establish the edit schedule and populate the Editing Intake Form, and provides the capture/proposal team with high-quality editing in accordance with the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific Style Guide and Wall of Truth, and the agreed-upon level of edit. Depending on proposal size may act as the lead editor for an assigned proposal or work as part of a team of editors. Keeps production team management apprised of changes to proposal schedules and level of effort.

Primary Responsibilities

     

•Act as the editing Point of Contact (POC) for assigned proposals, RFIs or White Papers

•Prepare as necessary given the level of edit and the proposal size (skim Section L, Section M, SOW or PWS, win themes and discriminators; create individual proposal style guide if required)

•Work with Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to complete the Editing Intake Form

•Negotiate timing and level of edit with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator as needed

•Attend meetings at the Proposal Manager’s request

•Edit according to rules of grammar, the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific style, and the level of edit and acronym treatment

•Develop and maintain acronym lists

•Perform consistency checking at least on sections that are split among multiple editors

•Complete edit in the agreed-upon timeframe

•Support Evaluation Notice (EN) and Final Proposal Revision (FPR) responses, as required

      The Proposal Editor is responsible for ensuring that documents are technically consistent and present a unified voice across the proposal. The Editor ensures correct use of grammar and punctuation; verifies overall consistency, clarity, and readability; applies the appropriate acronym treatment and develops acronym lists; and performs quality control. The Editor works with the Proposal Manager/Proposal Coordinator to establish the edit schedule and populate the Editing Intake Form, and provides the capture/proposal team with high-quality editing in accordance with the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific Style Guide and Wall of Truth, and the agreed-upon level of edit. Depending on proposal size may act as the lead editor for an assigned proposal or work as part of a team of editors. Keeps production team management apprised of changes to proposal schedules and level of effort.

Primary Responsiblities:

     

•Act as the editing Point of Contact (POC) for assigned proposals, RFIs or White Papers

•Prepare as necessary given the level of edit and the proposal size (skim Section L, Section M, SOW or PWS, win themes and discriminators; create individual proposal style guide if required)

•Work with Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to complete the Editing Intake Form

•Negotiate timing and level of edit with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator as needed

•Attend meetings at the Proposal Manager’s request

•Edit according to rules of grammar, the Leidos House Style Guide, the proposal-specific style, and the level of edit and acronym treatment

•Develop and maintain acronym lists

•Perform consistency checking at least on sections that are split among multiple editors

•Complete edit in the agreed-upon timeframe

•Support Evaluation Notice (EN) and Final Proposal Revision (FPR) responses, as required

Bachelor's degree in English, Linguistics, or related subject and 10 years of editing experience or master’s with 8 years of editing experience

•Ability to effectively communicate with proposal leaders and authors

•Excellent grasp of grammar, punctuation, and spelling

•Experience with AP style

•Excellent understanding of passive-to-active conversion, parallel structure, and proper placement of modifiers

•Skilled in Microsoft and Adobe products

•Able to work overtime and weekends, as required, to meet proposal schedules

•An active TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications :     

•Skilled in SharePoint

•Knowledge of technical terminology

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

2000

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI

Travel:

Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Writing and Editing

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 
 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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