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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104137

Senior Proposal Editor - Work from Home

The Senior Proposal Editor edits proposal materials on a wide variety of topics (e.g., cyber security, global health issues, disaster management, communications, energy, transportation, etc.).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Edit documents for consistency in style, voice, word usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax

  • Able to suggest rewrites or modifies content to improve readability

  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates

  • Adhere closely to style guidelines (e.g., APA, Chicago, and AMA)

  • Collaborate with graphic designers to ensure images support or correctly reflect narrative

  • Consistently support development of best-of-class content to Virtual Proposal Center (VPC)

  • Ability to work successfully independently and with all levels of management and technical staff to develop winning proposals

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; specialization in communications, English, journalism, or related field preferred

  • Minimum 5+ years of technical or proposal editing experience

  • Able to maintain quality result by following editing standards

  • Familiarity with industry standards, including APA, Chicago, and AMA, is preferred

  • Strong research and organizational skills

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment

  • Ability to work quickly, accurately, and collaboratively to meet deadlines

  • Highly responsive and able to identify and address high-priority tasks

  • Strong proficiency in the MS Office Suite, particularly MS Word’s Track Changes and comments functions, required

  • Proficiency in the use of SharePoint and MS Teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Positive attitude, even when under pressure

  • Customer service orientation

  • Able to support in writing proposals

  • Ability to work to meet deadlines (nights, weekends, and holidays, at times)

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; collaborative and productive work style

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as teaming partners

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

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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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.