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Job #: R-00065457
Location: Springfield, VA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Technical Editor to support a Springfield, VA based customer.  The technical editor will use a variety of word-processing software, mainly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, to edit training documents and reviews videos for the NGA College and occasionally for offices outside the College. The editor will ensure that the document’s grammar, wording, and formatting are correct and in compliance with the NGA style manual. In a few cases, the editor will review PDF documents and will make comments in the documents to identify needed or suggested corrections. The editor will review videos and web-based training presentations and will identify needed or suggested changes. On some occasions, the editor will transcribe videos. The editor will occasionally mentor and train junior editors on the contract on the more advanced aspects of writing as needed.

This role is needed in multiple locations : Springfield, VA and St Louis, MO

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure correct grammar, syntax, and formatting in all documents, presentations, videos, and WBTs
  • Follow the NGA style manual
  • Consult with instructional systems designers (ISDs) on unclear wording or syntax
  • Provide ad hoc training to ISDs and junior technical editors on advanced writing issues
  • Maintain a record of all documents, presentations, and WBTs that are edited or reviewed
  • Update weekly hours tracking software to account for all contract work.

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below-

  • Bachelor’s degree in English or journalism, or equivalent experience and training
  • 4 years of experience in editing and/or writing
  • Advanced level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • TS/SCI clearance or TS clearance with SCI eligibility 

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

  • Certification or formal training on Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint
  • Experience and/or training with Adobe InDesign
  • Published books or articles 

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

5000

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI

Travel:

Yes, 25% 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.

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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