Content Writer/Web Editor

Center For Reproductive Rights Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Job Title: Content Writer/Web Editor

Department: Communications

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global litigation and legal policy organization using the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world. Headquartered in New York City, the non-profit, non-partisan organization has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Nairobi, and Washington, DC; a staff of approximately 200 diverse professionals; an annual budget of approximately $40 million with an additional $22 million in donated services from leading law firms around the globe.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the United States on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 60 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.

The Role:

The Content Writer/Web Editor will be an excellent writer and hands-on professional who will play a significant role in creating, transitioning and managing content for the Center's new website launching in Spring 2021, as well as helping to draft and enhance other Center communications. We are looking for a person adept at translating complex topics into clear and easy-to-understand editorial and marketing content that highlights the Center's work, one who is also experienced in using website platforms such as WordPress. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; have a proven ability to multitask and manage numerous projects and deadlines; exercise good judgment, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

This position will be based in New York City or Washington, DC but is currently remote.

Primary Responsibilities:

Writing, Editing and Content Development

  • Create compelling editorial and marketing content for the Center's website and other platforms that clearly conveys the organization's mission and promotes its broad range of work and expertise.

  • Review and stay up-to-date on developments in the organization's global and U.S. legal and policy work and use editorial judgement to generate ideas for content.

  • Write, edit, and proofread various communications as needed, including e-mailings, newsletters, print publications, op-eds, and scripts for videos and speaking engagements.

  • Translate complex legal topics and reproductive rights and health issues into clear, accurate and easy-to-understand content for supporters, donors and other audiences.

  • Help develop messaging on the Center's court cases and other work.

  • Develop and maintain an editorial style guide.

  • Work with members of other departments, including program and development teams, to obtain programmatic review and feedback on content.

  • Develop and maintain editorial calendars and schedules and ensure deadlines are met.

Website Management

  • Manage and update the organization's website content using WordPress.

  • Suggest ways to improve and enhance the content and the use and flow of the site.

  • Assist in transitioning web content to a new platform, including reviewing content and tagging.

  • Review photo libraries to determine most appropriate images for specific content; manage media library.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.

  • Superb editing and writing skills, with the ability to shape clear and compelling content with precise attention to detail and facts.

  • At least eight or more years of relevant experience working in communications, marketing, non-profit sector, editorial, or journalism.

  • Experience writing and editing web content, as well as a variety of communications materials, such as newsletters, scripts, presentations, e-mailings, brochures, and scripts.

  • Experience in using WordPress (preferably the WordPress Block Editor) and managing website content.

  • Knowledge of and experience in writing for SEO.

  • Demonstrated ability to research, write, fact-check and edit a variety of communication pieces for target audiences with a minimal amount of supervision.

  • Excellent professional, editorial and ethical judgment.

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to translate complex legal and policy issues into accessible, compelling content for a lay audience.

  • Creative, hands-on self-starter with strong work ethic.

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and work under tight deadlines.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the confidence to interact with and influence personnel at all levels, responsiveness, flexibility, initiative, decision making, conflict resolution, and tact.

Pluses:

  • Experience in reproductive rights, social activism or related field.

  • Experience working in legal or policy areas.

  • Experience working with web and graphic designers and with workflow programs.

Critical Competencies:

  • Strategic thinking: Applies big-picture thinking while also focusing on the details of implementation.

  • Decisiveness: Consistently makes sound decisions in a timely manner supportive of the Center's mission, core values, and strategic objectives. Blends vision and judgment.

  • Collaboration: Brings a track record of working effectively with various and diverse individuals and groups, and a willingness to actively listen and invite different views and opinions across all levels of the institution to build alignment in support of a common goal.

  • Receives and Provides Direct Feedback: Actively gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors and direct reports (If applicable) about work products, behaviors, values, style and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals and teams.

  • Transparency: Consistently applies openness and honesty in communicating decisions and plans to team members.

  • Commitment to learn: Applies a growth mentality to their own and their team's (if applicable) development. Promotes a culture of learning by modeling inquisitiveness and an openness to viewing mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve.

  • Passion for Coaching, and Mentoring Staff: Empowers and motivates employees and creates opportunities for learning, development, and leadership, with a focus on harnessing skills for the future development of team members. (if applicable)

  • Accountability: Follows through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams and partners and proactively informs others of any delays that occur along the way. Holds team members accountable.

  • Integrity: Possesses impeccable integrity and personal and professional values that are consistent with the Center's high standards and mission.

  • Empathy: Serves as an empathetic, approachable leader who engenders trust and confidence. (if applicable)

  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Demonstrates comfort with ambiguity and calculated risk

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please complete the application below to apply. A cover letter and resume must be included in your application. Please include these application materials as attachments.

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Please note that all genuine Center openings must be applied through the Center website. The Center does not charge a fee at any stage in the recruitment process (application, interviews, or selection). Nor does it request any medical examinations or bank account inform as part of this process. If someone contacts you on behalf of the Center requesting payment for your application please notify talent@reprorights.org before taking any further action.

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