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Job Summary

Work with the National Trust’s editorial team to research, edit, write, fact-check, and proof stories for the organization’s content channels, including Preservation magazine and SavingPlaces.org. Perform related administrative tasks as assigned.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direction action and inspiring broad public support.  Through programs like our African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and work focused on community revitalization, social justice, climate change and other pressing issues, we aim to help build stronger communities and tell the full American story.

This position is posted in the National Trust‘s DC office but remote work options may be considered for strong candidates. 

 Duties

  • Develop and create multimedia content
  • Generate story ideas that will engage audiences and tell the story of the National Trust’s work
  • Compile and write Transitions section for Preservation magazine
  • Research, fact-check, and edit stories as assigned
  • Proofread copy and story layouts
  • Perform photo research as required
  • Respond to emails and pitches
  • Assist with transfer of print stories to website
  • Other communications and administrative tasks as assigned by editors

 Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of general work experience (including at least 1 year of editorial), preferably including experience creating content that reflects and helps to engage culturally diverse audiences.
  • Excellent writing and line-editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Basic analytical and problem-solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
  • Basic project management skills. Ability to achieve results with general supervision.
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills, as well as strong verbal communication and customer service skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience successfully interacting with key stakeholders. Ability to collaborate and achieve results. Public contact and ability to work successfully both independently and in close proximity to others required.
  • Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion. Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment. Ability to work effectively with frequent interruptions required. Able to handle frequently changing and/or unscheduled tasks with accuracy.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and other Microsoft Office systems required. Comfort with social media, content management systems, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Pay & Benefits

This is a full time, non-exempt level position, eligible for full benefits, including affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plan contributions, and 3.5 weeks of paid vacation, plus sick time and holidays. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this and most other National Trust positions at our DC headquarters will continue to work remotely through August 2021.

 

Hiring range: $24.75-$26.90/hour ($45,000-49,000/year annualized)

Job Summary

Work with the National Trust’s editorial team to research, edit, write, fact-check, and proof stories for the organization’s content channels, including Preservation magazine and SavingPlaces.org. Perform related…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$45,000 - $49,000

Benefits

This is a full time, non-exempt level position, eligible for full benefits, including affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plan contributions, and 3.5 weeks of paid vacation, plus sick time and holidays. 

This is a full time, non-exempt level position, eligible for full benefits, including affordable health, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plan contributions, and 3.5…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
2600 Virignia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States

How to Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 writing samples via the url link provided

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 writing samples via the url link provided

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