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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R1903922

On-Call Proposal Writer/Editor

ICF is seeking a professional on-call proposal writer/editor to work variable hours supporting proposals and business development materials for ICF’s Corporate Growth division.

The position will involve editing proposal materials on a wide variety of topics (e.g., cyber security, global health issues, disaster management, communications, energy, and transportation). Qualified candidates should be able to work quickly, accurately, and collaboratively to meet agreed-upon deadlines.

This is a remote, on-call position and may be worked from home. The candidate must have own PC with Windows operating system (with current Microsoft software and virus protection and Adobe Acrobat) to perform this work. Editing timelines can vary dramatically, so flexibility is greatly appreciated in regard to working during the day, evenings, and/or weekends.

What you will be doing…

  • Edit documents for consistency in style, voice, word usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and reference citation format
  • Interview technical experts and translate the information provided into proposal narrative
  • Adapt proposal boilerplate
  • Provide excellent customer service, communicate effectively with internal clients, carefully follow assignment instructions, and meet deadlines
  • Adhere closely to our house style and client style guidelines

What you will need….

  • Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in communications, English, journalism, or related field preferred
  • Familiarity with various reference formats, including APA, Chicago, and AMA, is preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a professional setting, providing editing services, required
  • Demonstrated, strong editing skills required, including proofreading, editing, spelling, and grammar. An editing test will be administered
  • Proficiency using MS Office, particularly MS Word’s Track Changes and comments functions, required
  • Proficiency using Adobe PDF (particularly commenting tools) preferred

Required professional kills…

  • Experience working with proposals to federal, state, and commercial organizations is required.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment is required.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, communicate effectively with internal clients, and meet project deadlines is required.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills are required.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information, required.
  • Good organizational/problem-solving skills are highly desired.
  • Flexibility and availability to accept assignments required.


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand 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 non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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