Writer/Editor

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 collaborative, creative, and supportive Communications team.

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 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

  • Writing an array of pieces and content, from op-eds, opinion pieces, speeches, and letters to the editor to digital work, including blogs, scripts, social copy, and emails.
  • Managing the Law Center’s internal editorial pipeline, while also working with our press team to strategically tailor pieces to outlets as needed.
  • Editing and proofreading writing from NWLC staff.
  • Initiating ideas for written content across channels.
  • Working with the VP for Marketing and Communications to draft remarks and speeches for the President and CEO.
  • Working 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.
  • Recruiting and managing a diverse pool of freelance writers.
  • Writing and editing marketing copy, such as brochures, merchandise emails, and high-level web content.
  • Writing annual reports and other fundraising materials.
  • Cultivating the Law Center’s blog, including setting consistent editorial standards and soliciting and guiding content from programmatic staff.
  • Helping to develop the Law Center style guide under the direction of the Director of Strategic Communications.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • At least two years of relevant experience in communications or marketing.
  • Extraordinary writing skills and experience writing, but full-time writing experience is not required.
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to write for different audiences, in different voices, and under deadline pressure.
  • The ability to tie pop culture moments with policy priorities to create relatable public narratives.
  • A sense of humor and desire for both a collegial team environment and the ability to work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and racial equity and centering communities of color in their approach to work.

 Key Relationships

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

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $73,913will be provided to the successful candidate who has at least two years of experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework.

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

 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 for this position, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. Please send application materials via e-mail to [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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 gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans. 

Reasonable Accommodations

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at [email protected].