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We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.
The Writer for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) drafts and edits correspondence, remarks, social media content, talking points, web content, opinion pieces, internal communications and other materials in collaboration with other members of the Communications team and others across HRC.
The Writer should have a strong writing ability and be capable of writing for various audiences and uses – from issue briefs for administration officials and articles for HRC’s membership magazine, to complex remarks for organizational leaders. Conducts research independently and with colleagues, synthesizes a variety of sources, and produces cogent and creative arguments that are deeply connected to HRC’s mission, values, and work. Additionally, the writer develops messages and talking points based on quantitative and qualitative message research.
The Writer will report to the Communications Director and will work in close collaboration with other members of the Communications team to serve senior members of the organization and its volunteers on specific assignments.
- Produce creative written material, including for the web and print publications, email, digital and social platforms, as well as talking points and brief remarks for senior staff.
- Exercise independent thought, judgment, and proactivity in crafting and proposing messages to internal and external stakeholders.
- Develop messages and talking points based on quantitative and qualitative message research. Research may be conducted independently and/or with colleagues.
- Review materials for structure, accuracy, organizational consistency, and appropriateness of content.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Three to five years of relevant work experience with writing in various medias.
- Experience in writing in the voice of a principal and an organization in order to produce materials that are authentic to the presenter. Experience with LGBTQ and other social justice issues.
- Ability to think and message creatively.
- Comfortable working in a high-velocity environment with quick project turnaround and able to follow closely the messaging of the organization on a wide variety of issues.
- Attention to detail with exceptional written and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and manage work under tight deadlines.
- A passion for LGBTQ equality and other social justice issues.
*Please include a cover letter in your application.*
All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.
Minimum Education Required