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Senior Communications Specialist, External Affairs

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ICF

19d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Government & Politics
  • Arlington
  • Quick Apply

Requirements

  • Required Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizenship required by federal government for position
  • High Level Government Clearance required by contract
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Affairs, Marketing, or related field.
  • 10 years of experience
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to keep pace and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience supporting senior-level executives, preferably in high technology or science-based industries
  • Experience creating and implementing campaigns with social media strategies and tactics for reaching target audiences
  • Experience with wide ranging media: digital, print, TV, radio, technology and scientific trade press and journals
  • Must have experience in technology related communications with the demonstrated ability to understand and articulate technology-driven solutions
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills; writing samples will be requested. Other portfolio samples encouraged
  • Strong project management skills and appetite for working on multiple projects for different clients at the same time

Responsibilities

  • Partner with communications team and business leaders to develop content and campaign strategies tailored to reach all of IV’s stakeholders including investors, current and potential customers, as well as the general public.
  • Proactive story development and execution, developing strategies and plans for print, broadcast and digital storytelling.
  • Manage development of owned content (e.g. blogs, video pieces) and earned media opportunities.
  • Manage company social media properties including creating and administering content on all social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and monitoring site metrics and activity.
  • Serve as primary partner, providing public and media relations counsel, for business leads in invention, start-up and licensing.
  • Identify emerging news trends which may impact IV and drive communications planning and response.
  • Inform and sync with internal communications efforts.
  • Manage message development and work with the communications team to ensure all internal and external stories, social and digital properties reflect the most current key messaging.
  • Manage and oversee professional development of junior staff to ensure team is operating efficiently and effectively.

We are not a typical consulting firm and our people are not typical consultants.

Consulting
Industry
5001-10,000
Employees
1969
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with approximately 8,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives.