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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2104356

Digital Communications Specialist

ICF is seeking a Digital Communications Specialist to support a Department of Defense (DoD) client in the Washington, DC Metro Area (i.e., the DMV).  The Specialist will work closely with content subject matter experts to help in developing copy for artifacts such as blog posts, flyers, poster presentations, etc.; working with a graphics artist to produce graphics for various artifacts; preparing content for posting to websites; and working with content subject matter experts to prepare occasional social media content.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with mental health subject matter experts to provide copy edit support in editing and reviewing written and graphic content and design/layout of products and information intended for public release.
  • Ensure client products adhere to the APA and DoD style guides.
  • Support the development and distribution of artifacts that inform and educate external audiences about the DoD client’s services.  This could include supporting product development such as press releases, brochures, website content, social media content, videos, TV and radio PSAs, speeches, briefings and talking points, newsletters, and branding materials.
  • Work with a graphic design specialist to support graphics and design/layout expertise such as (but not limited to) creating graphic design, artwork and documentation layout; and augmenting existing documents with value-added visuals, including on-line, interactive documents and infographics.
  • Ensure content management optimization for Section 508 compliance
  • Work with content management systems (CMS) to maintain web-based content and fix broken links.
  • Apply creativity and resourcefulness and the regular use of independent judgment when interfacing with customers and staff.
  • Participate in digital projects/artifacts delivered by, and in partnership with, content subject matter experts, Government IT, change management, and information assurance and security support resources.
    • Consult with customers to identify and specify project requirements
    • Support content development for digital projects
    • Define digital project scope and objectives
  • Lead and manage digital content form, functionality, accessibility, and usability.
  • Prepare materials in a variety of formats including text, graphic, photo, rich media, audio, video, streaming, and interactive presentations and other types of digital media.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Graphic Arts, Digital Design or other relevant program of study.
  • At least 3 years of directly relevant, similar professional experience
  • Ability to write and produce in very direct, succinct artifacts that are free of grammatical errors and that comply with the APA Style Guide.
  • Experience with graphics programs such as Adobe PhotoShop
  • Strong experience with MS Office suite.
  • Prior experience with content management systems such as Sitecore.
  • Previous experience managing social media posts on platforms to include Facebook and Twitter

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • Previous experience supporting content management and communications efforts within a DoD setting.
  • Previous experience supporting content management and communications efforts for public health, mental health or related efforts.
  • Previous experience using Sitecore content management system
  • Previous experience using GovDelivery

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