Nonprofit

Writer/Editor (Remote: DC, MD, VA, NJ, OR, PA, IL, IN, NY, OH, GA, CT, or TN)

Remote
Work must be performed in District of Columbia, US
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Published 13 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
USD $93,730 - $124,012 / year

Description

The Position 


The National Women’s Law Center seeks a talented writer and communicator who will craft, edit, and copyedit a range of multi-channel content for both internal and external use to join our Campaigns and Communications team.


This is a full-time, exempt position of 37.5 hours per week.


 


The Organization


The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.


 


We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.


 


For more than 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight.


 


Responsibilities


  • Write an array of pieces and content, from blogs, scripts, social copy, and emails to op-eds, opinion pieces, remarks, and fundraising materials. On occasion, drafting or editing written remarks or speeches;
  • Manage the Law Center’s internal editorial pipeline, while also working with our press team to strategically tailor pieces to outlets as needed;
  • Edit and proofread written products from NWLC staff, working with members across the Center to increase the impact of their writing;
  • Manage the Law Center’s blog, including setting consistent editorial standards and soliciting and guiding content from programmatic staff in response to cultural conversations;
  • Initiate ideas for written content across channels and contribute to Content/Creative team products across platforms;
  • Work across the Law Center to ensure consistent editorial messaging across the organization, including shaping voice and tone to be consistent with NWLC’s style and brand;
  • Recruit and manage a diverse pool of freelance writers;
  • Write and edit marketing copy, such as brochures, merchandise emails, and high-level web content;
  • Write and manage the review and approval of annual reports and other fundraising materials;and
  • Help to develop the Law Center style guide under the direction of the Director of Strategic Communications.


 


Qualifications


The ideal candidate must possess:


  • At least five years of relevant experience in issue-focused communications or marketing at an agency, nonprofit, or similar;
  • Extraordinary writing skills and experience writing, but full-time writing experience is not required;
  • Strong analytic, critical thinking, and project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate in an engaging, passionate style even when writing about complicated policies or analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability for absorbing and distilling large amounts of often wonky information and conveying it in a compelling, concise, and reader-friendly way;
  • The ability to write for different audiences, in different voices and tones, and under deadline pressure;
  • The ability to tie pop culture moments with policy priorities to create relatable public narratives;
  • A desire for both a collegial team environment and the ability to work independently;
  • An eye for details; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and racial equity and centering BIPOC and queer communities in their approach to work. 

 


Key Relationships


This role will report to the Director of Strategic Communications, in the Campaigns and Communications Department, and work closely with all members of the Content/Creative Team, as well as with staff across the center.


 


Compensation & Benefits


This role is designated at the Senior Manager level and a salary within the range of $93,730-124,012 will be provided to the successful candidate who has at least five years of experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework. The successful candidate’s salary within this range will be determined by the number years of relevant experience they bring to the role. 


 


The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation.


 

NWLC is a nonprofit organization whose headquarters and staff are based in Washington, D.C.  This role is designated as remote but will be expected to work from one of the states in which NWLC is licensed to do business: DC, MD, VA, NJ, OR, PA, IL, IN, NY, OH, GA, CT, or TN. The successful candidate will need to live in or relocate to one of these states. 


 


The first 90 days of employment will be considered a probationary period. 


 


 


Classification


NWLC recognizes a staff bargaining unit, NWLC United, affiliated with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union/IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in NWLC’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.


 


 


How to Apply


To apply, please submit a resume, three writing samples, and a cover letter outlining how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment, as well as the average number of hours worked per week in each job. Applications accepted until position is filled. 


 


Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview. We kindly request that interested parties refrain from calling, emailing, or visiting NWLC’s offices to express interest or check on the status of their application. 


 


The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans. 


 


Research indicates members of marginalized groups tend to underestimate their qualifications and apply only if they are a 100% match. If you are passionate about NWLC’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application. 


 


Reasonable Accommodations


If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at NWLCHR@nwlc.org.


 


 


 

The Position 


The National Women’s Law Center seeks a talented writer and communicator who will craft, edit, and copyedit a range of multi-channel content for both internal and external use to join our Campaigns and Communications team.


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Location

Remote
Work must be performed in District of Columbia, US
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Washington, DC, USA

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