Communications Specialist (Midlevel)- Ashburn, VA

Clearance Level
Ashburn, Virginia

REQ#: RQ86956

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular


GDIT’s Strategy and Performance Group (SPG) is looking for a versatile midlevel communications professional to support an array of communications and outreach activities for multiple functional areas of a federal government organization. The successful candidate will work on a team of top-notch professionals to create and maintain a range of communications messaging and artifacts, and welcome the chance to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, distributed-work environment.

What you get to do …

  • Collaborate with technical staff to help translate requirements from complex concepts to technical language into content comprehendible by a general audience
  • Conceive and develop print and digital content for internal and external audiences
  • Prepare, edit, revise presentations, talking points, news articles and other documents
  • Prepare, edit, revise materials promoting and supporting external events that raise awareness for system users of technical enhancements to program capabilities
  • Execute quick-turn communications tasks or initiatives for senior leaders
  • Assist with managing comms inbox taskings and responding to requests on short deadlines
  • Plan, write and edit content on deadline and to a high standard of quality
  • Plan, create and distribute outreach print and digital outreach materials to support outreach events
  • Manage and execute multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Support development and execution of communications plans designed for specific initiatives
  • Adhere to standards and quality-assurance resources such as style guides and federal plain language requirements
  • Plan and facilitate meetings on various platforms (in-person, Webex, etc.) with cross-functional stakeholders







What you need to have …

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related discipline
  • At least five years of experience in a communications and editorial enterprise
  • Ability to obtain a Level 5 public trust clearance with background investigation
  • Editorial comms abilities (strong writing and editing skills, and editorial enterprise experience)
  • Experience working in government space
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development abilities
  • Extensive experience writing and editing on deadline for publication
  • Experience conceiving and developing content for print and digital platforms
  • Competency in use of standard office tools (e.g., MS Office suite, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Familiarity and experience adhering to common content standards and quality-assurance resources such as style guides and federal plain language requirements
  • Comfortability working on a distributed team while working remotely
  • Experience and comfortability working in a fast-paced work environment with rapidly shifting priorities
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.