The Intelligence and Homeland Security Group of Leidos is seeking a Sr. Communications Specialist to support an Intelligence Community (IC) program in McLean, VA. An Active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance is required to be considered for this position.
The candidate will support Government staff in the following:
Leading communication support such as: the development, preparation, production, coordination, and editing of a range of products that may include finished intelligence products, strategy and planning documents, talking points, and speeches
Prepares assignments based on input from subject matter experts
Mentors and trains junior staff
Utilizes tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud suite to create compelling content
Utilizes request management tools such as NarQuest to provide swift, high quality customer support for communications requests
Provides support by researching, proofreading, editing, creating, writing, processing, revising, formatting, providing quality checks, and coordinating the composition of products for hardcopy and electronic publication, as well as dissemination on multiple platforms. Products will be in a variety of formats, styles, and configurations, including written and web-based products
Ensures documentation and editing support includes checks for accuracy and consistency in organization, style, readability, and accessibility based on the medium
Drafts and edits a variety of communication materials and products, including but not limited to talking points, speeches, quotes, remarks, leadership communications, marketing copy, newsletter content, website content, and other communications products
Serves as the primary author on fact sheets, pamphlets, website content, articles, email messaging, and other communications products, as needed
Initiates, plans, executes, and reports on tasks independently, as identified
Prepares and edits speeches or scripts for senior executives for live or recorded delivery, testimony, and statements for Congressional Record
Rewrites submissions as necessary to organize, balance, and apply a consistent sense of style, grammar, and flow to these written materials
Conveys complex information in a clear and simple manner
Ensures all products are consistent with tradecraft and publication standards
Advises and coaches leadership on the presentation and delivery of speeches
Tools include the MS Office suite, collaboration tools such as MS Teams and Sharepoint, as well as Adobe Creative Suite.
Requires a BA degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree
TS/SCI with Polygraph level clearance is required
Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Backup child care
Unconscious bias training
Remote work policy
Part time policy
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.