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Technical Writer and Editor




Fort Meade, Maryland, United States


Are you looking for a rewarding job with a truly global impact? Your search ends here! Our corporate vision at Leidos is to be the global leader in the development and application of technology to solve our customers' most demanding challenges. And that's where you come in. We need an experience Technical Writer and Editor to support the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Enterprise Center’s (NEC) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division at Fort Meade, MD.

This isn't just any job. The SE&I Division serves as the hub for systems engineering and enterprise architecture, and as the technical authority for the Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications within the Department of Defense. Our customer, led by the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), applies subject matter expertise and best practices to translate mission and operational requirements into solutions and operational capabilities.

In this role, you will perform a range of technical document writing and editing in the production of unclassified and classified technical documents, graphical products, and briefing materials. You will provide quality control (readability, grammatical, and style/formatting) reviews of products prior to publication. Additional responsibilities involve managing the inputs for recurring program management reports, such as Weekly Status Reports.

This is your chance to be a part of something truly significant. Working with our customer at their office at Fort Meade, you'll have the opportunity to use your skills to help tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by our nation's leaders. So, what are you waiting for? Join our team and become part of the solution, apply today!

Location: On site, Fort Meade, MD. Occasional telework may be allowed.

Salary: $105,000-$107,000

What will you do in this role?

• Maintain our customer’s Style Guide and related guidance regarding written and graphical documents.
• Work closely with Project Managers, Program Managers, and Customer Leaders to gather content and produce informative documents to support senior leader decision making.
• Review and provide substantive and actionable editorial comments on documents.
• Maintain version control of various documents.
• Maintain SharePoint document repositories.
• Copyedit and format Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.
• Copyedit newsletters in Microsoft Publisher.
• Produce graphical/written documents summarizing policies, processes, and organizational structures in conjunction with a graphic designer.
• Review, adjudicate, and incorporate comments from multiple sources into documents and presentations.

These qualifications are required:
• Current Top Secret SCI clearance.
• The successful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Technical Writing, or Journalism.
• 8-12 years relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 6-10 years of relevant experience with a Masters degree
• 5+ years experience developing and editing products in a technical/engineering environment. This experience must include:
o Editing technical documents, production of meeting minutes, and the compilation/synthesis of information from multiple technical or governance documents.
o Preparing documents to support senior leader decision making in a corporate, Federal, Department of Defense or military Service work environment.
• Intermediate to Expert practitioner knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, including the use of styles, automatic numbering, table of contents creation, hyperlinking, and formatting features.
• Intermediate practitioner knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Publisher.
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and Outlook.
• Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create and deliver presentations.

These qualifications are preferred:
• Experience using Microsoft Visio to create visualizations of processes and organizational structures.
• Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3), National Leadership Command Capability (NLCC) or Senior Leader Command, Control and Communications System (SLC3S) knowledge or direct experience.
• Experience working with Nuclear C3 community stakeholders such as Air Force, Navy, NC3 Enterprise Center (NEC), USSTRATCOM, USCYBERCOM, the Joint Staff, and OSD.
• Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.
• Experience support Agile workflows.

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 $78,000.00 - $141,000.00

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.