The News Literacy Project (NLP) is looking for a full-time content writer and editor to assist us in our mission: ensuring that the next generation of news consumers has the skills and tools needed to separate fact from fiction and know what to trust, share and act on. There is intense public interest in NLP’s work, and we are experiencing tremendous growth. This is a great opportunity for you to help build an influential education nonprofit and to have your work be widely seen and appreciated, both by a public yearning for news literacy education and by students and educators across the United States and around the world.
As NLP’s content writer and editor, you will spend about half your time editing external-facing content to ensure that it is accurate, readable and grammatically correct. The other half will be spent helping the team execute NLP’s communications strategy to raise awareness of our mission and impact, advance fundraising and constituent engagement, and amplify our message across multiple channels. You will join the communications team’s efforts to connect journalists, educators, donors, partners and other key constituencies to NLP and motivate and inspire them to support us and use our news literacy tools and resources. You will work with stakeholders across the organization to advance our work and support our strategic goals.
The ideal candidate will be:
We’re looking for someone who hits the ground running, is unafraid to experiment, and has a collegial nature, a sense of fun and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A background in education is helpful, but not required.
In this job, you will:
This position reports to the senior vice president of communications.
Candidates for this position will have all or most of the following:
Note: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Salary is based on experience and qualifications. NLP offers outstanding benefits, including health and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan and more.
This position is largely virtual; ideally, the successful candidate will live in or near Washington, D.C., where NLP’s office is located. Other locations may be acceptable for a highly qualified candidate.
To apply, send a cover letter, 3 writing samples and a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Content Writer and Editor” in the subject line. Applicants who advance will be required to take a rigorous editing test.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 28. We hope to hire as quickly as possible for a start date of Dec. 2.
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