Intelligence Editor

McLean, Virginia
Jun 22, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Full Time


Component Mission

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration (DDNI/II) serves as the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) senior leader for intelligence integration across the IC enterprise. DDNI/II is responsible for ensuring customer outcomes by leading advances in collection and analysis that ensure the quality, timeliness, and utility of insights for the nation's decision-makers.
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Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

  • Apply expert knowledge of analytic tradecraft and expert knowledge of grammar, punctuation, writing standards, and customers' format preferences to help develop intelligence products that facilitate the rapid comprehension of complex substantive issues in a variety of intelligence publications that meet customer needs and demands.
  • Review draft publications for clarity, brevity, organization, logic, and grammar, and work with author to: add context if necessary; ensure the information selected is relevant and adds value; and ensure that each publication is concise and easily understood for policymaker customers.
  • Work collaboratively with APS production officers and graphics experts, and NIOs and Deputy NIOs to ensure all NIC products meet the highest standards of analytic tradecraft and quality presentation.
  • Use editorial expertise to assist the preparation of, high-quality, relevant finished intelligence products for individuals at the highest levels of government, including the President of the United States (POTUS), Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS), and other senior policymakers, including the White House Chief of Staff, National Security Advisor, Secretaries of Defense and State, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Work with authors to ensure the publications provide compelling and convincing information to support analytic judgments; and task analysts to clarify factual data and analytic methodologies if necessary.
  • Lead, analyze, interpret, and integrate information for intelligence publications directing the use of a variety of formats such as graphs and tables, databases, and spreadsheets, and implement new media formats and products that will ensure messages are delivered clearly and with the greatest impact.
  • Represent the organization by participating in conferences and exchanges with nongovernmental subject matter experts, writing conference reports, and contributing to the content of the organization's web sites.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements

  • Familiarity with the full range of NIC publications, including National Intelligence Estimates, Intelligence Community Assessments, NIC Memoranda, Sense of the Community Memoranda, and NIC Reports.


Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-14 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

Who May Apply

Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.

Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Gvernment employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )

Salary Determination

  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements

  • Expert and in-depth knowledge of analytical and presentational tradecraft and IC policy and procedures.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, filter and synthesize analytic data, and produce clear, logical, and concise intelligence products.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Expert and in-depth knowledge and understanding of NIC mission and structure as well as a detailed understanding of the content and meaning of its intelligence products.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of government; confidence and effectiveness in working with government officials, fellow NIC colleagues, and senior ODNI officers.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines and ability to work effectively under extremely tight deadlines.
  • Ability to apply IC analytic standards and analytic tradecraft standards as defined in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and in Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) 203 "Analytic Standards" and ICD 206 "Sourcing Requirements" to the production of all-source intelligence products.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines and superior ability to work effectively under extremely tight deadlines.

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW.

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration. To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call or email at Phone: 703-275-3663 ; Email: .

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