Managing Editor - DC Remote Office (DC99)

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference. 


@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.  

Here’s your chance to join our award-winning agency, ICF Next. We’re changemakers, a community of mission driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists. We’re searching for a Managing Editor. As a Managing Editor, you will:  

  • Serve as the managing editor of a federal publication designed to inform policy decision making and understanding of the criminal justice system. 

  • Attend virtual meetings with the editorial board help shape ideas for publication content.  

  • Lead production activities including coordination of layout, proof submissions, printing specifications, delivery of files, and web-based content. 

  • Coordinate with senior leadership, staff, subject matter experts, and others on content and reviews of drafts. 

  • Collaborate with writers and provide recommendations and guidance recommended content and angle, tone, and format. 

  • Write and edit articles, advertisements, announcements, and web content, as called upon.  

  • Coordinate copyediting and proofreading of content. 

  • Coordinate all elements of internal and external content review among writers, agency leadership, and other stakeholders. 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Five or more years of directly relevant work experience writing and editing print publications  

  • Three or more year of relevant experience in justice, national security, and/or law enforcement 

  • Superior writing and editing skills 

  • Portfolio with work samples 

  • Proficiency in the GPO Style Manual and APA Style 

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance (federal government background check) 


Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • A self-starter and problem solver who is highly organized and has the ability to support multiple priorities; working successfully in a team environment  

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communications skills 

  • Experience supporting a government or federal agency 

  • Experience with both print and digital publications  

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

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.

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.

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Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$96,367.00 - $163,825.00

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Job Profile


Equal opportunity employer Inclusive workplace Reasonable accommodations


Communication Communications Coordination Criminal justice Decision making Digital Editing Government IT Leadership Policy Proofreading Publication Coordination Security Writing

  • Attend editorial meetings
  • Collaborate with writers
  • Coordinate content review
  • Coordinate with stakeholders
  • Lead production activities
  • Manage federal publication content
  • Write and edit content

5 years


Communications Criminal justice Education Environment Government IT Policy


Public Trust clearance


Public Trust Clearance required