On-Call Desktop Publisher (Microsoft Word) - Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

We're hiring an On-Call Desktop Publisher who's a whiz with Microsoft Word to support our Creative Studio. You'll become our go-to for crafting visually stunning and structurally sound long-format publications, turning intricate ideas into accessible designs. With your mastery of Word, you'll help us elevate our clients' stories, making sure they're not just heard but also seen in the most compelling way.

As an on-call/freelancer, you might work zero to 30 hours per week, depending on our workload.

Join our Creative Studio of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists who are rapidly putting ICF Next on the map for DC Metro's premier creative shop.

We're currently hiring for an On-Call Desktop Publisher

As an On-Call Desktop Publisher, you will:

  • Utilize Microsoft Word to design and format documents including long-format reports, guides, and manuals, maintaining a consistent and polished look.
  • Generate and integrate clear and compelling charts, graphs, and other visual representations to convey information in an easily digestible format.
  • Implement and manage document style sheets, templates, and standard formatting guidelines to ensure technical accuracy and consistency.
  • Manage multiple design projects simultaneously, adhering to deadlines and prioritizing tasks effectively.

You will have:

Required Qualifications

  • Proven expertise in publication design with 7+ years of experience, particularly with Microsoft Word, highlighted by a robust portfolio.
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual communications, or equivalent experience in a related field.

Professional Skills

  • Extensive knowledge using styles to format Word documents and developing templates for large, complex documents.

In order to be considered, candidates must include a portfolio with their resume/application.

Job Location(s): The preferred candidate will work remote in the DC metro area. However, we will consider qualified applicants across the United States.

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:

$52,488.00 - $89,230.00

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Equal opportunity employer Inclusive workplace Reasonable accommodations


Communications Creative Design Graphic Design Microsoft Microsoft Word Policy Publication Design Technical Technology Services Visual Communications Word

  • Create visual representations like charts and graphs
  • Design and format long-format publications using Microsoft Word
  • Developing
  • Handle multiple design projects and meet deadlines
  • Manage document style sheets and templates
  • Navigate change
  • Shape the future

7+ years


Bachelor's Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree in graphic design Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communications Communications Education Equivalent Graphic Design Policy Related Field