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Strategic Communications SME - Cleared
ICF is looking for a Strategic Communications SME with proven strategic and deep tactical expertise. This person is a creative and practical, natural storyteller with a demeanor that is equal parts persistence and patience, and an appetite for all traditional aspects of a Cyber Communications role. In this role you will oversee media relations and act as the primary communications partner for the entire program. Flexible and collaborative by nature, the ideal candidate will bring with them an understanding of social media, media relations, content strategy and corporate reputation. This is a hands-on position for a someone who wants to both develop strategy and execute on deliverables.
•Partner with communications team and business leaders to develop content and campaign strategies tailored to reach all of IV’s stakeholders including investors, current and potential customers, as well as the general public
•Proactive story development and execution, developing strategies and plans for print, broadcast and digital storytelling
•Manage development of owned content (e.g. blogs, video pieces) and earned media opportunities
•Manage company social media properties including creating and administering content on all social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and monitoring site metrics and activity
•Serve as primary partner, providing public and media relations counsel, for business leads in invention, start-up and licensing
•Identify emerging news trends which may impact IV and drive communications planning and response
•Inform and sync with internal communications efforts
•Manage message development and work with the communications team to ensure all internal and external stories, social and digital properties reflect the most current key messaging
•Manage and oversee professional development of junior staff to ensure team is operating efficiently and effectively
•BA required, Master’s degree preferred
•10+ years of public relations experience
•Proven experience in a similar role
•Demonstrated ability to keep pace and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
•Experience supporting senior-level executives, preferably in high technology or science-based industries
•Experience creating and implementing campaigns with social media strategies and tactics for reaching target audiences
•Experience with wide ranging media: digital, print, TV, radio, technology and scientific trade press and journals
•Must have experience in technology related communications with the demonstrated ability to understand and articulate technology-driven solutions
•Outstanding writing and editing skills; writing samples will be requested. Other portfolio samples encouraged
•Strong project management skills and appetite for working on multiple projects for different clients at the same time
•Must be eligible for a high-level DHS clearance
•US Citizenship required as part of client contract requirement
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 www.icf.com/careers 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). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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