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Publications Officer / Editor

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Job ID: 2310797
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2023
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Technical Writer/Ed
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC, a leading provider of publications editing for the Intelligence Community, is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. Join our team today as we Bring on Tomorrow! 

SAIC is looking for a Publications Officer/Editor to join the Intelligence Community in McLean, VA. The individual will provide support our Sponsor with the review and edit of current and finished intelligence products to ensure they align with Sponsor style guide standards, are consistent in grammar and tone, use appropriate formatting for readability, and are delivered on time for publishing. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide copyediting services
  • Provide appropriate feedback to sponsor on technical and grammatical content
  • Laying out and formatting final products and ensuring products are disseminated in a time manner
  • Stay abreast of any changes in Sponsor writing standards and production practices
  • Review and edit current and finished intelligence products to ensure they align with Sponsor style guide standards, are consistent in grammar and tone, use appropriate formatting for readability, and are delivered on time for publishing
  • Review and edit graphics (including interactive media), assist graphic designers in the development of visual aids to enhance comprehension of visuals, ensure proper format, readability, consistency within the primary and supporting documents
  • Verify proper sourcing of both documents and graphics
  • Format reports in both MS Word and publication layout software
  • Provide dissemination support, which invoices finalizing publications and submitting them to the Sponsor’s Electronic Dissemination Team and serving as the chief liaison with internal printing services to ensure proper presentation of finished products and proofs
  • Provide archiving support, which involves maintenance of production records ion Office and Directorate production databases and systems



Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI W POLY
  • TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and ten (10) years or more experience.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience editing finished intelligence, professional writing, editing, and sourcing skills
  • Experienced with editing, reviewing, sourcing, and disseminating, intelligence products
  • Proficient in the advanced use of Microsoft Office Suite of software products
  • Experience operating in TS/SCI, Secret, and Unclassified Environments
  • Experienced collaborating with authors and project managers on published products

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills and patience
  • Good time management skills; ability to support multiple projects; ability to multi task and manage
  • Must be a team player and possess a strong ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team as well as work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally and written) ideas, take initiative to provide creative solutions to challenges and/or systemic problems


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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