We’re Hiring!

Staff Writer, FT, San Francisco Bay area

Do you love to write and want to write about issues you’re passionate about? Want your writing to matter? Come work for us. Our clients hire us to share their work in education, social policy, urban issues with the rest of the world through smart communications online and off.

We’re looking for smart, curious writer/journalists to join the staff of a growing startup that focuses on social media and communications for research organizations, think tanks, foundations, and other nonprofits. Research, write, and code daily research-based blog posts under tight deadlines as well as occasional feature stories in the areas of education, social policy, and digital media and learning. Act as project manager, leading editorial calls with clients and managing several editorial calendars. Promote posts daily through social media (Twitter and Facebook). This position is perfect for a recent journalism graduate or early career writer who is interested in social justice issues and wants transform research into sharp prose. Must write with high degree of accuracy, objectivity, and nuance. Position can be a stepping stone to work in think tanks, science writing, or nonprofit communications.

We are looking for writers who want to be part of our team and grow with us. We will train the candidate in research reporting.

Duties include:

  • Research: read and synthesize academic reports, engage with complex ideas. We will provide training on the topic areas, e.g., education, poverty policy, urban planning, economic development.
  • Writing: Daily blog posts, feature stories, policy papers
  • Format posts for online readership (headlines, deks, links, graphics, with attention to SEO). Will train
  • Manage social media for each post (Twitter/Facebook)
  • Project management/ client relations
  • Some administrative duties
  • Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Must write with high degree of accuracy, objectivity, and nuance
  • Write objectively, maintain balance in argument
  • Familiarity with online journalism, read online publications regularly
  • Maturity, professionalism
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Willingness to engage with complex ideas and topic areas
  • Well read
  • Interest in social welfare issues, such as poverty, education, urban issues
  • Comfort working in basic blogging platforms like WordPress and with social media tools.
  • Full-time. San Francisco Bay Area.

    How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (links are fine) by August 15 to: info@hiredpeninc.com

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