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Communications Specialist


Job Requisition:Communications Specialist

Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!

Leidos is looking for a high performing communications specialist to fill a position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The scope encompasses providing expert knowledge of methods and vehicles to communicate NNSA messages (e.g., newsletters, marketing materials, blog posts, websites, social media, etc.). This position requires an experienced person with demonstrated expertise in writing, editing, content development, messaging, managing websites, and developing multimedia products. 
This is a contingent, full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Washington, DC.


• Develop and execute communications strategies to advance customer goals via multiple communications vehicles.
• Provide strategic communications support in developing and executing communications initiatives
• Analyze audiences and develop targeted messaging strategies.
• Assist in the management of communication vehicles including webpages and broadcast messages.
• Provide digital communications and product development support.
• Write, edit, review and oversee releases of e-mails, documents, posts, and programs that support the organizational goals
• Create and monitor consistency among products and messaging.
• Ensure products meet editorial and government specifications and adhere to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format and style.
• Assist in managing and maintaining quality control over core communications vehicles, including webpages and SharePoint sites
• Organize, communicate, and provide periodic site logistical support for enterprise-wide meetings.


• Bachelor’s degree in related field with 4 years of experience or Master’s degree with 2 years of experience
• Proven excellent writing and editing skills (writing samples accepted).
• Working knowledge of GPO Style Manual and Plain Writing Act.
• Proven experience in electronic and print publishing including document creation, web site updates, and graphic design.
• Full understanding of programs necessary for website updates, document creation, and graphics design.
• Working knowledge of the U.S. nuclear security enterprise required.


• Experience working in/with NNSA nuclear security enterprise preferred and working in/with NNSA headquarters strongly preferred.
• DOE Q or DOD TS clearance preferred.


External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Internal Communications



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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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