Senior Writer
Human Rights Campaign

The Senior Writer a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Public Education & Research and will work across the organization to develop highly shareable content on issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community members. Areas of focus will include: children, youth, parenting, workplace, HIV/AIDS, stigma, marriage, religion, faith, transgender populations, education, adoption, foster care, bullying, people of color communities, health, aging, homelessness, and more.

As a member of the Foundation’s Research team, the Senior Writer will create content that connects thoughtful analysis of data and research with personal stories and creative messaging that engages new audiences in their work.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with program directors to strategize, manage, and create cross-departmental public education materials (e.g. reports, guides, blogs, fact sheets, etc.).
  • Create an editorial calendar, a story-banking database, op-eds and blog posts, public education scripts for videos, and social media posts.
  • Interview individuals and families with the goal of curating content for a wide variety of uses in the organization, including advocacy and policy work, online membership engagement – including social media, and media efforts.
  • Work with Foundation staff to enhance online content and to measure its effectiveness, suggesting ways to improve messaging for increased engagement.
  • Work with in-house researcher to create and manage regular reporting that measures the effectiveness of public education efforts.
  • Work with program directors and HRC’s communications staff to execute social media plans around major events, including the release of new reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience plus four years’ experience content writing (strong preference for five to seven years’ experience content writing).
  • Superior writing, editing, and grammatical skills. 
  • Strong familiarity with LGBTQ advocacy or other progressive advocacy preferred.
  • Excellent investigative and communication skills, with experience in social media and multimedia.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Facility with different storytelling approaches.
  • Organized, flexible, attentive to detail, self-starter, and problem-solver.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Able to work independently and on teams and to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in and ability to organize content in clear, concise, accessible ways.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to others.
  • Experience using video and photography to tell stories highly desirable.

*We require a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to apply for this job.  

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