ICF

Copy Editor

Copy Editor (Remote)

Reston, VA

Full time

job requisition id

R2402482

Do you find yourself wanting to correct grammar in emails, typos on menus, and punctuation blips on social media? Are you passionate about fine-tuning communications to be clear, concise, and compelling?

At ICF Next, we know that every detail—from punctuation to word choice to sentence structure—tells a story. We’re looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Copy Editor to help make our written communications shine.

As a Copy Editor you will:

  • Support public and private sector clients in tackling issues such as energy efficiency, disaster preparedness, HIV/AIDS, smoking cessation, disease prevention, child welfare, and more.
  • Demonstrate exceptional editorial skills, including proofreading, copy editing, fact checking, and applying plain language.
  • Correct issues with content structure and organization, grammar, spelling, accuracy, style, readability, and consistency.
  • Provide editorial review on a wide variety of materials, including brochures, social messaging, print and digital ads, web content, technical reports, and white papers.
  • Collaborate with other editors, other Creative Studio members, and account teams to develop and deliver exceptional work.
  • Ensure all work is consistent with established brand guidelines and strategy, and maintain up-to-date editorial brand guidelines.
  • Promote and update editorial policies, standards, and procedures to ensure adherence to them across the agency.

As a Copy Editor, you will have:

Basic Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in editing; government, advertising agency, or consultancy experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, advertising, communications, or a related field.

Professional Skills

  • Exceptional editorial skills, including proofreading and copy editing technical and marketing copy, fact checking, and reviewing layout.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and shared workspaces.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with adherence to editorial style guides; knowledge of AP, AMA, and Chicago editorial styles preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and prioritization skills with the ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment, juggling multiple competing deadlines.

Job Location: Remote

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

Read more about workplace discrimination rights, the Pay Transparency Statement, or our benefit offerings which are included in the Transparency in (Benefits) Coverage Act.

Pay Range – There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position.

The pay range for this position based on full-time employment is:

$52,488.00 – $89,230.00