Senior Communications Specialist Technical Editor

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Information Technology
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Illuminate is looking for a Senior Communications Specialist.


• Independently execute technical writing activities in support of the Knowledge Management (KM) strategy, planning, execution, and reporting.
• Take detailed notes and facilitate meetings as a key aspect of the role.
• Write, re-write, and/or edit standing operating procedures (SOPs), technical documents, white papers, reports, and related technical publications to communicate technical specifications and instructions clearly and effectively to diverse audiences.
• Acquire subject knowledge through stakeholder interviews, observing the performance of mission execution methods, and referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.
• Ability to develop strong relationships with senior leaders across the organization to understand key business priorities.
• Oversee the preparation of illustrative materials, including the selection of drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts.
• Conduct quality reviews of materials prior to publication and distribution.


• Requires a BA/BS and 18 years of experience, a Masters and 10 years of experience, or no degree with 24 years of experience.
• Requires a TS/SCI with Polygraph
• Senior-level expertise with Knowledge Management (KM) processes and strategies.
• Ability to work independently, with strong oral and written communication skills to communicate technical specifications and instructions clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences
• Expert interpersonal skills for acquiring subject knowledge through various methods
• Demonstrated team leadership skills to oversee the preparation and quality review of illustrative materials for publication and distribution


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