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Freelancer Communications Strategist

  • ICF
Brussels, Belgium
Contract staff
  • ICF
Brussels, Belgium
Contract staff


ICF Next is one of the leading integrated communication agencies in Europe, specialising in large-scale campaigns across the European Union. We are looking for a creative and dynamic team player to fill the position of Freelance Communication Strategist.


  • Develop communication strategies for a variety of projects across countries in the EU;

  • Gather and coordinate input from a variety of stakeholders and relevant sources;

  • Take the project requirements and advise on effective implementation and process improvements for the communication strategies;

  • Enhance the quality and effectiveness of the communication projects via creative and strategic developments;

  • Participate in meetings/teams on strategic planning to ensure that projects align with client’s broader strategic goals;

  • Propose communication objectives, target audiences and key performance indicators to feed into the overall communication strategy;

  • Providing insights into communication trends and how they might impact the clients communication strategy;

  • Provide strategic advice services across the life of the projects.


  • Minimum of 5+ years developing communication strategies;

  • Demonstrated expertise in using a variety of communication techniques, tools, and standards;

  • Demonstrated understanding of communication trends and best practices;

  • Experience working through communication challenges and translating them into communication strategies and plans;

  • Knowledge of communication performance indicators and proven capacity to select and apply them to concrete communication projects;

  • Experience interpreting data in order to issue strategic advice on meeting communication challenges and objectives;

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • C1 Level English;

  • B2 Level French or German;

  • Ability to work as a freelancer.

Professional Skills

  • Strong experience in the analysis and synthesizing of information to partners, client and stakeholders;

  • Demonstrated experience working on projects across EU countries;

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;

  • Excellent presentation skills and knowledge of relevant tools and software.


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.
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