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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2104813

Communications Specialist, Social Media Writer (Remote or Onsite)

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.

Here’s your chance to join our award-winning agency, ICF Next. We’re changemakers, a community of mission driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists.

We’re searching for our next Social Media Communications Specialist to work with our teams across federal and state government client accounts. Position can be remote, but U.S. East Coast is preferred. Some travel to D.C. metro area may be required when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, per contract requirements, and be able to acquire a Public Trust.

As a Communications Specialist, Social Media Writer, you will:

  • Work closely with account teams and clients to develop and execute their social media strategy in support of their overall strategic communications plans

  • Create social media content, with a heavy emphasis on short-form writing

  • Manage analytics for clients’ programs and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Monitor the social media landscape and clients’ accounts to meet audience needs

  • Understand myriad social media platforms and best practices to help account teams grow media channels

  • Work closely with creative, digital, and paid media teams

  • Be a creative thinker and problem solver

  • Be resilient and responsive to clients’ ever-changing needs

As a Communications Specialist, Social Media, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • 5+ years of experience in social media

  • 2+ years of experience at an advertising or consulting agency

  • Experience working in highly regulated industries to build social media communications plans

  • Demonstrated experience with social media platform management, content development, analytics and listening tools

  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong writing skills in both short- and long-form content

  • Strong proficiency in PowerPoint and Microsoft Word

  • Comfortable working with remote teams

  • Demonstrated experience integrating creative, data/analytics, paid media, and/or other client services teams to develop fully integrated, insight-driven campaigns

  • Experience developing social media and communications plans and presenting to leadership teams

  • Excellent organizational skills and solid attention to detail with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects, deadlines, and priorities

  • Ability to work independently, seek help as needed and contribute to team and company culture

Job Location(s): Within the current landscape, this role will be supported remotely. This role will ultimately sit in Fairfax, VA or Remote when remote working guidelines are lifted.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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 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 non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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