Technical Editor

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Job Category:
Geospatial Imagery
Day Job
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Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI

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.

Roles and 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

External Referral Eligible


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:
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


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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