States Writer / Producer

Washington, DC
Job Terms:
Start date:
Posted By:
Tina Tozzi

Job Description:

Salary/Pay Rate:  $45.00/hourly, paid as W2 employee
Firm, non-negotiable:  No
Hours:  Full-time
Duration:  24 months+ and likely extension

Job Description:

States Writer/Producer

Location: Client based in Washington DC. Eventually on site 2-3x a week.

Pay: $45 per hour/ hourly as W2. Full benefits offered.

Duration: 24+ months, likely extension and/or conversion to FT


• This writer/producing is responsible for creating content -- writing, producing and editing -- for our client, focusing on state-specific content for our 53 state and territory websites, often with tight deadlines. A writer with Exploratory or Service Journalism is what the client would like to see.
• Plans, reports, writes and produces explanatory service journalism on a range of subjects of interest to the the Clients'  demographic, including voting, Covid-19 vaccines, taxes, signing up for American Care Act healthcare and more.
• Collaborates with teams across the client, including state offices, government affairs, research, digital strategy and membership, communications and others, ensuring content is coordinated and aligned with Clients'  priorities and messaging.
• Collaborates with other content teams across the organization, including Video, Social, and Print Publications, and Producers, to make high-impact content.
• Maintains a thorough knowledge of a wide variety of subjects important to member demographic and applies knowledge to contribute appropriate, effective, and meaningful content.
• Keeps knowledgeable of changing best practices for digital content, including of competitive web content producers and the way they develop content.
• Performs other editorial duties as needed.
• Demonstrates Clients'  mission, purpose and value in all interactions.

Required Skills:
• Strong reporting skills, with an ironclad commitment to accuracy.
• Strong writing skills, with a proven ability to translate dense subject matter into clear, compelling prose for readers, under deadline pressure.
• Familiarity with and enthusiasm for highly-formatted explanatory service journalism. This is not narrative journalism, for the most part.
• Digital production experience; this writer produces and publishes content, in addition to writing.
• A diplomatic professional who can effective liaise with Clients'  state offices, producers, other writers and editors, etc.
• A flexible team player who can shift gears as news and changing priorities require.
Desired Skills:
• Ability to occasionally pick up edits.

Client Description:

Our client is one of the largest non-profits in the US, with a very user-centric vision and a strong social mission. This organization dedicates its efforts on increasing membership with a strong focus digitally, via social media, and digital marketing.  The vibe is collaborative, fast-paced, and overall, passionate. The people who work here live and breathe the organization’s mission of enhancing the quality of life, and championing social change.

Work here and:

  • Help target memberships now and into the future to develop products specifically targeted to those relatively new to the workforce

  • Have your voice be heard. Our client prides itself on considering the input of all involved in projects

  • Work with fellow freelancers who know that they’re working on projects designed for the betterment of communities

  • Work on national campaigns that are targeted by community

  • Work with others who are interested in outreach and volunteerism

Our client has made customer engagement a priority and is interested in all candidates who are passionate about it as well.