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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2104239

Publications Manager and Lead Editor

ICF seeks a Publications Manager and Lead Editor to work in our International Health and Development Division based in Rockville, MD. The Division’s Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program assists countries worldwide in the collection, processing, and analysis of survey data used to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Most work is performed under a contract with USAID. These surveys and the resulting publications document global trends and improvements in health care and health status.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Lead Editor and Publications Manager for The DHS Program’s publications.
  • In collaboration with project senior staff, develop and implement policies and strategies to guide and manage the brand, style. and production of the project’s print and digital publications.
  • Supervise and mentor design & publications specialists.
  • With the support of the Design and Publications Specialists and consulting editors, manage production and editing of The DHS Programs final reports, analytical reports and other publications. The successful candidate will:
    • Develop editorial calendars and conduct planning meetings.
    • Develop tools for and maintain editorial quality control processes for print and digital reports  
    • Establish and manage deadlines.
    • Edit and write technical copy.
    • Coordinate design and layout production by publication specialists.
    • Oversee print production including print contracts and budgets.
  • Update and maintain a project Style Guide and style sheets for individual publications based on the Chicago Manual.
  • Coordinate assignments across DHS’s consulting editors and design and publications specialists including management of subcontracts, scopes of work, and day-to-day assignments.
  • Collaborate with DHS survey managers on the DHS report production process and timelines, as well as the report writing process including development of report-writing workshop materials.
  • Provide editing support for other products including web content, eLearning course materials, and other project deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Global Health, or Demography, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ related experience in technical editing and publications management.
  • Experience editing in public health, statistical, or other technical or health care fields with experience in maintaining organizational brand and style standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing and producing multiple publications simultaneously within tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff, contractors, and vendors all along the print production process.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and file sharing platforms such as SharePoint and Google docs.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with content written by non-native English speakers.
  • Ability to manage fluctuations in workflow, including changing deadlines and leading staff during busy and slow times.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and/or SharePoint
  • Experience working for a US Government and/or USAID-contract.
  • Knowledge of  French or Spanish an additional asset

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.

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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)

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