Communications Specialist - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/28/2024 11:44 AM)
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LMI is seeking a Strategic Communications Specialist who will provide operational and strategic communications support to an Intelligence Community (IC) program. This will include supporting communications and outreach campaigns, authoring content, and development of communication products and solutions. Communication with the organization’s senior-level staff and collaboration with a broad range of personnel is also required. The position will be located in the Washington DC area.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


Will work closely with the DS Front Office and all DS Offices to draft, edit and publish a range of written communications – primarily 1-2 page articles on tactical and strategic issues for the DS and the Agency workforce.

Shall routinely research and write articles or other multimedia products focused on DS officers and initiatives, including pursuing leads identified by Chief or Deputy Chief/DS Communications, attending, and reporting on events; developing questions and conducting interviews of DS and Agency officers; organizing photo shoots of projects, events, and individuals; and coordinating across 12 DS Offices and other stakeholders across the Agency.

Shall take lead in helping identify, draft and publish articles or media products for the DS Weekly Bulletin.  DS Communications publishes at least one article in each of the following four categories each week:  training, diversity and inclusion, DS officers and initiatives and awards and recognition.

Shall edit and write What’s News articles from all DS Offices to ensure clarity and accuracy of message; volume of What’s News articles requiring editing is consistently high, ranging from 2 to 10 articles per week.

This role works closely with DS Communications graphic designers to identify appropriate imagery to accompany articles; organize photo shoots as needed and review photos; review and compile photo essays as needed in support of weekly DS Communications production on DS initiatives, programs, and officers; and produce other communications in various multimedia formats.

This role will assist in planing and execuing of DS Front Office events, including conferences and all hands, by reviewing presentations and talking points, working closely with presents on stage presence, and taking on other duties – such as working with AV staff, sound checking, dry running, greetings guests, setting up and tearing down event spaces, etc. – to ensure the success of events.

  • develop and publish originally researched and drafted articles, messages, and multimedia content on DS and Agency-wide programs and initiatives.
  • work with stakeholders to edit and finalize What’s News articles drafted by DS offices.
  • Edit and develop ad hoc products assigned by Chief or Deputy Chief/DS Communications Team.
  • Assist with all event-related communications and taskings to plan and fully execute Directorate-level events.
  • Work under the day-to-day direction of the Chief of DS Communications and the DS Chief of Staff.
  • Attend regular meetings to assess progress and products to review revisions and altered directions.  Contractors shall individually and collectively attend a variety of meetings – some regularly scheduled and some iteratively held – as directed by those above to whom the contractors are accountable.
  • Produce articles; briefings; emails; web postings; other multimedia content; and meetings minutes, decisions, and actions for further attention


  • Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Media Relations, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in communication
  • Experience writing press releasees, reports, articles, etc
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong grammar, writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and superb attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize, write and edit documents to appeal to specific and varied audiences.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Highly creative and innovative in identifying modes of communications and means of crating visually engaging, impactful communications content.
  • Familiarity with drafting and implementing communication strategies.
  • Working knowledge of web-publishing techniques.
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, excellent judgement, personal integrity and absolute discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop plans and solutions to resolve problems and issues.
  • Ability to effectively plan workload, meet established deliverables, and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a dynamic, multitasking environment and change focus quickly, with a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph required.


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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