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Multiple locations
Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2202935

Proofreader | Remote

ICF Next – Proofreader | Remote

Do you have a passion for immaculately crafted sentences? Do grammatical errors jump out at you in books, online, and even on menus? Does it cause you physical pain to refrain from calling out typos in text messages from friends and family?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then we need to talk. ICF Next is looking for a skilled and passionate proofreader to help make our written communications shine.

Join our growing Creative Studio of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists who love what we do to help make the world a better place. We’re rapidly putting ICF Next on the map as the DC metro area’s premier creative shop, one armful of industry awards at a time.

If you’re interested, send us your resume, and we’ll get right back to you.

As a Proofreader you will: 

  • Support private sector clients who are committed to tackling energy efficiency issues.
  • Demonstrate exceptional proofreading skills, including correcting issues with grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy, layout, style, and consistency.
  • Proofread a wide variety of materials, including print and digital ads, emails, transit ads, newsletters and postcards, forms, scripts, and web content.
  • Collaborate with other editors and proofreaders, other Creative Studio members, and account teams to develop and deliver exceptional work. 
  • Ensure that 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 Proofreader, you will have: 

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

Preferred skills:

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

Job Location(s): This individual may be in either our Rockville, MD, or Fairfax, VA, office, or remote.

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.

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.

Rockville, MD (MD18)

Copy Editing

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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