Senior Communications Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Information Technology
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Illuminate is looking for a Senior Communications Specialist.


  • Facilitate meetings and take detailed notes as a primary duty, in addition to leading communication support such as developing, preparing, producing, coordinating, and editing various products, including strategy and planning documents.
  • Prepare assignments based on input from subject matter experts, integrating gathered information into cohesive and comprehensible documents.
  • Support the team by researching, proofreading, editing, creating, writing, processing, revising, formatting, and providing quality checks on various products for both hardcopy and electronic publication, as well as dissemination on multiple platforms.
  • Ensure that documentation and editing support includes checks for accuracy and consistency in organization, style, readability, and accessibility based on the medium.
  • Draft and edit various communication materials and products, such as talking points, speeches, quotes, remarks, leadership communications, marketing copy, newsletter content, website content, and other communication products.
  • Initiate, plan, execute, and report on tasks independently.
  • Rewrite submissions as necessary to organize, balance, and apply a consistent sense of style, grammar, and flow to these written materials.
  • Convey complex information in a clear and simple manner.
  • Ensure all products are consistent with tradecraft and publication standards.
  • Proficient with tools including the MS Office suite, collaboration tools such as MS Teams and SharePoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat


  • No Degree and 24 Years of relevante experience or
  • Bachelor's degree and 18+ years of experience, OR a Master's degree and 10+ years of experience, or no degree with 24+ years of experience
  • Experience in leading communication support including the development, preparation, production, coordination, and editing of a range of products
  • Experience in mentoring and training junior staff
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and other relevant tools for content creation.
  • Skilled in researching, proofreading, editing, creating, writing, processing, revising, formatting, and coordinating the composition of products for publication
  • Ability to draft and edit a variety of communication materials and products
  • Experience in preparing and editing speeches or scripts for senior executives
  • Ability to convey complex information in a clear and simple manner
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

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