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Job ID: 2116250
Location: REMOTE WORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2021
Category: Communications
Subcategory: Communications
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC has a  job opportunity for an Editor to support the Joint Doctrine Support Program within SAIC.

We are seeking a technical writer/editor to edit, revise, and format doctrinal publications and supporting documentation for the Joint Staff J-7.  This editor is responsible for implementing complicated editorial comments while adhering to strict editorial standards. These publications are signed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and ultimately distributed throughout the Department of Defense. 

Successful candidate will be able to learn the specialized standards for preparing joint doctrine and related publications for the US Armed Forces and be able to edit for strict adherence to a unique established format, grammatical construction, punctuation, and the proper use of military terminology.

Must be able to ensure language presentation is consistent with prescribed style guides and specialized vocabulary of subject matter fields.

Must be able to communicate complex editorial issues clearly in a concise and organized manner.

Convert documents to various electronic media for distribution, to include MS Word, PDFs, eBooks/ePubs, and must be able to use information technology tools custom-designed to support customer requirements.

Excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to handle time sensitive projects.

Able to exercise initiative and sound judgement in carrying out assigned tasks without supervision.

A working knowledge of Department of Defense organizations and functions is a plus, as is experience supporting the Joint Staff or other military organization in the area of editing/technical writing.

This is a full time telecommuting position, however the candidate may initially report to SAIC’s Rosslyn office in Arlington, VA for training.


Must have a Bachelor's Degree, and 3+ years of relevant work experience or a Masters with at least one year of experience

Must have a Secret clearance.

In-depth knowledge of editorial principles and techniques. 

Highly proficient in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat, and have working knowledge of other desktop publishing and graphics software

Familiarity with quality assurance and peer review techniques.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $50,001 - $75,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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