Executive Writer

Executive Writer

Type of offer:

The Executive Writer is a key member of Earthjustice’s Executive team and partners closely with the Director of the Executive Team, President, and members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to write and edit materials for both external and internal communications. External communications include drafting blog posts, opinion pieces, and other content for the President and other members of the ELT as well as speechwriting and assisting with speech and presentation preparation. Internal communications will include drafting regular communications from the President, producing content for internal communications channels, and developing materials that are informed, accurate, compelling, timely, and consistent with the Earthjustice brand.

This position can be based in San Francisco, CA (preferred), however we are open to remote or other locations where Earthjustice has an office.  

Writing, Editing, Research, and Content Production (70%)
Under the supervision of the Director of the Executive Team, the Executive Writer produces informative and compelling written content for both external and internal communications:
• Drafts regular communications from the President and written content from leadership consistent with ELT priorities. Initial monthly estimates: 2-4 internal emails or similar.
• Develops content for use across multiple internal communications channels to ensure transparency and that a reliable flow of information that enables staff to do their best work.
• Drafts blog posts, opinion pieces, panel participation remarks, presentations, and speeches for the President and other members of the ELT as needed. Initial monthly estimates: 1-2 speaking engagements or presentations and 1-2 external communications.
• Researches internal metrics, organizational data, and information on the big-picture landscape of Earthjustice’s work to enhance internal and external communications.
• Works with the graphic design team to produce attractive and appropriate collateral as needed. Makes text corrections and helps finalize materials.
• Manages a heavy volume of writing and editing assignments on a variety of topics and with tight deadlines.
• Edits and proofreads written materials created by other Executive staff and ELT.

Project Management (15%)
• Develops and maintains a project calendar to track both internal and external communications content deadlines to manage workflows. Collaborates with colleagues on the project calendar regarding events and necessary preparation for events.
• Communicates with leadership and support staff to obtain complete, up-to-date information on their work and organizational priorities as well as an understanding of future projects and strategic planning.
• Coordinates between internal stakeholders such as the Internal Communications and Operations teams to ensure that there are robust communications internally. Collaborates with internal stakeholders such as the Marketing team to ensure that there is topical thought leadership externally.

Program Knowledge and Communication (10%)
• Becomes fluent in the work of Earthjustice including regional offices and programs, the Strategic Refresh and Strategic Plans, the Roadmap for People and Management, the Future of Work, Operations projects, Organizational Metrics and Objectives, reports for the Board, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
• Develops a working knowledge of Earthjustice’s key past accomplishments and history.
• Stays abreast of developments in program areas to keep written materials current and accurate.
• Tracks environmental news reports and keeps updated information on a wide array of environmental issues.
• Liaises with other departments such as Development and Communications in order to share information and collaborate on cross-departmental initiatives.
• Ensures that all produced materials are consistent with the Earthjustice brand.

Continued Learning (5%)
• Attends departmental and organizational retreats for shared planning, team building, and professional development.
• Participates in organization-wide initiatives and trainings that contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
• Utilizes internal and external resources to support a personal and professional development journey that strengthens essential skills and abilities and increases awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.

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