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Job #: R-00084554
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting qualified Editors for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Editors shall provide leadership and expertise to ensure that all products are grammatically correct according to idiomatic American English and meet designated style standards according to guides like the OSE Operations and Style Guide and individual lexicons maintained by different issue areas.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Copyedit and proofread Sponsor textual and visual products

  • Abide by and support the Sponsor’s production workflow, including dissemination to designated customers

  • Generate reports from appropriate Sponsor system(s) to maintain monthly record of completed production editing

  • Format documents to adhere to Sponsor’s product standards and ensure a consistent look and feel to Sponsor products

  • Apply the appropriate metadata to products created in one of the Sponsor’s production systems and verify that each product appears in the correct format in the Sponsor’s dissemination platform

  • Convert Sponsor products that are created in Microsoft Word into PDF files in compliance with Sponsor standards

  • Respond promptly to requests for production editing services in Sponsor service request systems

  • Examine product content to determine dissemination metadata and remove extraneous metadata

  • Reduce file size, including minimizing file sizes of Microsoft Word, PDF, and video files to meet dissemination requirements

  • Create products with accurate metadata and file information in POW! Or other Sponsor production system

  • Conduct, on a daily basis, quality control review of products not created, edited, or disseminated by contract personnel, and provide feedback to staff product author as needed when product does not meet Sponsor and/or Agency standards

  • As requested, provide feedback on Sponsor’s QA program based on contract personnel’s expertise and experience in copy-editing and proofreading.

  • Perform regular quality checks of select Sponsor-authored products against a Sponsor quality rubric, and provide feedback to staff product author(s) regarding whether products meet Sponsor quality standards;

  • Provide feedback to Sponsor personnel on quality of products using Sponsor-designated rubric, to include scores on tradecraft quality and qualitative feedback on each product, including suggestions for improvement.

  • Advise Sponsor reviewers, as needed, on best practices for editing Sponsor products to adhere to Sponsor standards for unclassified and classified products

  • Advise Sponsor authors, as needed, to ensure that production aligns with Sponsor tradecraft standards for unclassified and classified products, including dissemination best practices

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English and 8 – 12 years of demonstrated experience editing in a professional setting or Master’s Degree in a related field with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph clearance and ability to work on site at customer location in NOVA

  • Demonstrated experience editing or performing quality assurance
  • Excellent knowledge of correct English usage, spelling, and punctuation, as demonstrated by minimum three years experience in an editorial position in a professional setting

  • Familiarity with Agency Security Classification Guides (SCGs) and Classification Management Tool (CMT), and general publication requirements for the Directorate of Analysis’ (DA) Electronic Dissemination Team (EDT) and Foreign Disclosure Team (FDT)

  • Demonstrated excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills by successfully conducting these skills for three years in an editorial position

  • Proficiency in standard digital publishing computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and others, as needed

  • Proven success working productively with a culturally diverse workforce

  • Ability to work independently, make sound decisions, and take corrective action

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities, maintaining flexibility and versatility

  • Strong familiarity with OSE style and ops guide

  • Experience using customer tools including OSN, POW!, and ATOM.

  • Work will occur during hours of operation for editorial production and dissemination support are Monday through Friday from 0800 to 2000 local time. Additional hours of operation on nights and/or weekends may be required for crisis support or in support of critical production and dissemination.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity working on visualization dashboards and Data Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL), in a professional setting.

  • Current DTO status or ability to obtain training and maintain certification as primary and back-up Data Transfer Officer (DTO)

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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