Communications Editor

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Leidos is looking to fill a full-time Communications Editor position supporting the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. Position is primarily located in Washington, DC and may include telework options subject to approval of OVC and OJP’s contract office.


Assigned duties will include a variety of editorial tasks in OVC's Communications Unit, as assigned by agency staff, and is a professional not administrative position. Primary responsibilities include writing and editing materials that may include speeches for agency staff and leadership, funding memos, printed and online publications on topics selected by the agency, agency correspondence, and website content.


Position involves original writing, substantive editing, proofing copy, and evaluating agency communications for accuracy of interpretation and grammar. Expected to adhere to stringent quality requirements. Must have the ability to write in plain language. Communications Editor will also participate in all staff meetings, strategic planning and policy meetings, product development and dissemination meetings, and other ad hoc meetings as scheduled by agency staff.


Desired skills:

  • Excellent editorial discernment and judgment.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    Excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills, very strong proofreading abilities.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects on tight deadlines.
    Knowledge of publication printing process. 

  • Familiarity with Government Printing Office Style Manual.

  • A creative thinker who thrives in a fast changing environment.

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing/evolving client needs.

  • Knowledge of social media marketing. 

  • Proficient in GPO Style. MS Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four (4) years' experience writing and editing publications and various documents. Experience may NOT substitute for degree.
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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