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Washington District of Columbia United States 20005


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Supreme Court Staff Writer

Job ID: 5559
Job Views: 477
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20005
Job Category: Other
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 70000 per year
Posted: 07.06.2021

Job Description

Location: Washington, DC or remote
Status: Full-time, Exempt

Position Description

Demand Justice Initiative seeks a Staff Writer to write about major Supreme Court decisions and other high-profile courts-related news and trends, including judicial nominations, court reform efforts, and legal news. The person in this role will focus on the ongoing threats to democracy and justice posed by the current state of the federal courts and the hyper-politicization of the judicial confirmation process.

Note: The applications of people who previously applied to the Supreme Court Writing Fellowship role at Demand Justice will be automatically shared with the hiring manager for this position. If you applied for that position, you do not need to submit an additional application here.

Compensation and Benefits 

The full-time salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000, depending on experience, with a generous benefits package.

How to Apply 

Email your resume and cover letter and a writing sample to with “Writer” in the subject line. 

Demand Justice is dedicated to building a team of diverse individuals and committed to providing a workplace of mutual respect and inclusion. Demand Justice’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Job Requirements

  • A strong, voice-y writer who can distill complicated legal issues for a general audience, with a focus on practical implications for everyday people instead of hypertechnical, legal jargon
  • A skilled researcher with an interest in putting key court rulings in their political, social, and historical context
  • Responsive to the news cycle, and able to turn assignments around on tight deadlines
  • Eager to write with a clear-eyed perspective about the legal system’s failures to promote democracy, protect vulnerable people, and otherwise do something resembling justice.

Substantial knowledge of the law is necessary for this position. A J.D. is not required, but demonstrated experience writing about legal issues and familiarity with the judicial nominations process are major plus factors. 

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