Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

1-190405-8780: Editor
LocationU.S. - Virginia - Reston
Open Date4/5/2019
***This position is contingent upon award of contract***

SOSi is seeking a highly qualified Editor to support a program providing language support to our customer, including tasks such as monitoring, collection, research, and translation of foreign open source information. The contract personnel, with guidance from the customer, exploit a broad spectrum of foreign sources (internet, social media, television, newspapers, etc.), collect information and monitor those foreign sources to create products (reports, summaries, translations, etc.).

Essential Job Duties 
• Review all translations to ensure they are grammatically correct according to idiomatic American English and meet customer standards
• Apply substantive and linguistic knowledge of the target issue areas when editing products
• Adhere to copyediting principles when handling customer material
• Understand and follow details of the customer’s collection, selection, production, dissemination, and operations procedures
• Communicate effectively with contract personnel in person and electronically to include personnel onsite and dispersed
• All other duties as assigned

• Candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; US citizenship required
• Bachelor’s degree in English literature or minimum of five (5) years of work experience performing editing functions
• Ability to discern information of value and write an abstract summary in a succinct, understandable format that follows customer guidelines

Desired Qualities:
• Experience editing translations produced by linguists
• Three (3) years of demonstrated experience with the open source intelligence discipline

Work Environment:
• Working conditions are normal for an office environment
• Ability to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs