Staff Writer Job Description


As part of the Content and Creative team at EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO), the position is responsible for writing, editing and innovating our overall communications and marketing materials. This includes emails, newsletters, op/eds, proposal writing support, writing for our website, and other public-facing materials. It also includes content such as brochures, annual reports, and achievements documents. Finally, it may include speechwriting, event scripting and other kinds of content creation as needed/directed. This position will report to the Chief Creative and Content Officer, and work in close collaboration with and in support of our communications and digital teams, as well as our programming/campaign teams, our proposal-writers and development team and our senior management.


Principle duties will include the following: 

  • Write beautiful, impactful, thoughtful and compelling content for marketing and external communications materials like brochures, annual reports, achievements pages, and PR initiatives.
  • Write compelling and original website copy and articles/blogs about EDO and its campaigns, programs, and other initiatives
  • Employ best practices for email marketing, write and edit a variety of different types of emails including event invitations, fundraising appeals, and urgent action alert
  • Create compelling social media and video copy to complement visual and graphic material created by other members of the team
  • Review and edit content produced by staff and partners of our global organization
  • 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 proposal writing/drafting
  • Collaborate with key staff on internal and external memos, materials for press, and Op Eds


  • Minimum 2 years of experience crafting compelling written products for a non-profit organization, NGO, political campaign, or in an agency setting
  • Exceptional writing skills with preference for prior experience writing for any/all of the following: web copy, email, marketing/PR copy, articles/blogs, op/eds
  • Excellent editing skills and highly skilled in editing for content, language, clarity and engagement
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented team player able to manage several projects at once
  • Familiarity with, and passion for, the environmental movement, and the program work key to EDO’s mission
  • 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

Salary Range (full time): $65,000-75,000 depending on relevant experience and accomplishments


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