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Communications Manager


Communications Manager


Reston, Virginia, United States


The corporate Enterprise Communications team at Leidos plays a key role supporting efficient business operations, driving employee engagement, and advancing our culture of collaboration and innovation. We do this by partnering with executive leaders and functional organizations to execute communications strategies and creatively and effectively flow timely and relevant information to targeted employee groups via optimal channels.

Leidos is hiring a mid-level Communications Manager to join the Enterprise Communications team in Reston, VA., who will lead the development and execution of plans and supporting deliverables that inform and engage Leidos employees. This position reports to the Director, Enterprise Communications and will work closely with Corporate Communications teammates, executives and senior functional leaders, and subject matter experts from across the enterprise. The Communications Manager will support enterprise-wide initiatives and serve as the primary communications lead for one or more functional teams (e.g., finance, information technology) and be responsible for all aspects of conceptualizing, planning, and executing communication strategies and tactics and leveraging appropriate communication channels (e.g., written communication, intranet content, virtual and in-person meetings). The successful candidate will be an expert writer and editor and a team-oriented communications professional adept at prioritizing and balancing multiple communications projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement company-wide and function-specific communications strategies, tactics, and materials in alignment with enterprise and functional team goals.

  • Partner with corporate and functional stakeholders to assess communication needs; determine key messages/themes, timing and delivery channels; and tailor communications for specific audiences.

  • Write and refine communication deliverables for accuracy, tone, and clarity and provide cross-team reviews and edits for accuracy and clarity.

  • Ghost write communications for executives, with the ability to capture unique styles for authenticity.

  • Successfully navigate and meet deadlines across multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing demands on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Ability to work some nights and weekends may be required.

  • Leverage our collaborative employee intranet as part of daily responsibilities and proactively and intuitively use the tool to drive employee engagement.

  • Provide communications support (planning, facilitating, etc.) for virtual and in-person meetings, events, and initiatives, as needed.

  • Participate in meetings to gather and synthesize information and identify opportunities to develop and/or improve communications.

  • Provide internal communications strategic guidance and counsel to senior leaders.

  • Drive review and approval process with key stakeholders and the enterprise communications team.

  • Measure and present results of communication efforts, as needed.

  • Potential for engagement on other Corporate Communications projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or related field from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communications, marketing, or human resources.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain Public Trust.

  • Superior English writing, editing, and verbal communications skills.

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized with a proven track record of meeting deadlines.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to balance and advance multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to learn and master administrator use of our collaborative intranet platform and use the team’s workflow management platform.

  • Ability to cultivate, manage, and leverage relationships, including senior executives, and meet multiple stakeholder requirements.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, presence, and tact with proven ability to work across different audiences, personalities, and experience levels.

  • Ability to work and produce deliverables independently and as part of multiple teams.

  • Ability to curate and synthesize information into engaging and actionable deliverables.

  • Ability to thrive in a highly flexible, rapidly changing, collaborative work environment.

  • Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness with a hands-on approach to problem solving.

  • Fluent with Microsoft Office tools/programs, especially Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Prior internal communications and employee engagement experience.

  • Significant knowledge of corporate communications best practices.

  • Familiarity with and ability to follow AP style.

  • Experience working for or with government contractors and/or technology solutions providers.

  • Familiarity with web conferencing tools and platforms.

  • Experience using collaborative software and workflow management tools.

  • Knowledge of web design, development, and basic HTML.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $61,750.00 - $111,625.00

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.