Staff Writer Job Description

Position Type: Full Time

Compensation: $65,000-75,000 depending on relevant experience and accomplishments

Position Description

As part of the Content and Communications team, the position is responsible for writing, editing and innovating our communications and marketing materials. This includes writing for our website, fundraising emails, newsletters, Op Eds, grant writing support, and other public-facing web materials. It also includes materials like brochures, annual reports, and achievements documents. Finally, it may include speech-writing, event scripting and other kinds of content creation. This position will report to the Chief Creative and Content Officer, and work in close collaboration with our digital and communications teams, as well as our programming/campaign teams, our proposal-writers and development team and our senior management.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write beautiful, punchy, compelling content for marketing and external communications materials like brochures, annual reports, and achievements pages
  • Write cutting edge web content (including blogs) about EDO and its campaigns, programs, and other website content
  • Employ best practices for email marketing, write and edit a variety of different types of emails including event invitations, fundraising appeals, and urgent action alerts
  • Review and edit content produced by staff and leaders within our global organization
  • Create compelling social media copy to complement visual and graphic material created by other members of the team
  • Maintain a workflow and oversight system for content related to events throughout the organization including invitations and follow-ups, plus occasional scripting
  • Work with grant-writing teams to pull content and adapt it for marketing and communications purposes, assist with grant writing/drafting
  • Collaborate with key staff on internal and external memos, materials for press, and Op Eds

Skills and qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience crafting compelling written products for a non-profit organization, NGO, political campaign, publisher or in an agency setting
  • Exceptional writing skills with preference for prior experience writing for any/all of the following: website, email, marketing, policy, grants, Op Ed, blogs
  • Excellent editing skills and highly skilled in editing for content, language, clarity and engagement
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage several projects at once
  • Familiarity with the environmental movement, and the program work key to  EDO’s mission
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equality
  • Energetic problem-solver with excellent interpersonal skills, patience and perseverance
  • Background in writing for campaigns and digital marketing, public policy, or related field a plus

To apply: Please send your letter of interest and resume in pdf format with subject line: “Application for Staff Writer Position” to [email protected]. This position is open until filled. EARTHDAY.ORG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.