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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
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  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
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Job Description


The Senior Editor will work with the History and Library Directorate (HLD) at the Pentagon, to provide support to the government client and a team of analysts/historians to review and edit HLD correspondence and documents for clarity, format, consistency, and compliance with DoD, WHS, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidance and requirements.


  • Perform full editorial dutiesin connection with the creation and review of HLD manuscripts
  • Coordinate with Subject Matter Experts(SMEs) on review and policy determinations
  • Review draft correspondence, including:
  • o Editing the initial draft and
  • o Validating and ensuring quality control over all aspects of the correspondence and attached documents
  • Ensure accurate records through all stages of the editing process
  • Verify redactions and exemptions to ensure proper protection of classified information as identified by SMEs
  • Coordinate with government leads for workflow management and case timelines
  • Assist with updating correspondence guidelines, SOPs, and trainings as necessary
  • Assist with correspondence and document preparation for special projects
  • Assist with formal publishing planning and ultimate processing and publishing for HLD manuscripts


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Minimum of four years of editorial and writing experience
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Ability to communicate effectively – both orally and in writing
  • Excellent customer service skills to adequately handle the needs of government program managers and their SMEs
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with multiple offices within OSD and WHS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat
  • Detail-oriented with ability to work in a high-pressure environment handling sensitive and classified information while meeting multiple deadlines

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • editorial/writing: 2 years (Required)

Security clearance:

  • Top Secret (Required)

Work Location: In person