Editing and Advocacy Associate, Poverty to Prosperity Program

  • Reports to: Managing Director, TalkPoverty.org
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Poverty to Prosperity Program
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

Summary

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Editing and Advocacy Associate with the Poverty to Prosperity Program. The Editing and Advocacy Associate will work with TalkPoverty.org to uplift and advance opportunities and strategies to cut poverty and boost opportunity. Strong media sensibilities, familiarity with writing and editing for the internet, attention to detail, and a commitment to advancing progressive anti-poverty policies are a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit TalkPoverty.org articles regularly, sometimes on tight deadlines.
  • Devise and draft rapid response social media posts about legislative and executive actions.
  • Publish daily posts for Talkpoverty.org through WordPress.
  • Work with the TalkPoverty.org Managing Editor and Director of Advocacy to grow TalkPoverty’s digital presence, including the @TalkPoverty Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Field pitches for TalkPoverty.org, as well as regularly pitch and recruit writers for the website.
  • Support outreach and advocacy around the team’s policy priorities as needed.
  • Provide support for convenings of media and other stakeholders in targeted subject areas relevant to TalkPoverty’s work.
  • Write articles for TalkPoverty.org as time allows.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Requirements and qualifications:                       

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least two years of professional experience, preferably in communications/journalism.
  • Experience editing and/or writing for a broad digital audience.
  • Exceptional editing, writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of progressive policy and politics and how they intersect with the news.
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, with attention to deadlines and sometimes rapidly changing needs.
  • Commitment to the Poverty to Prosperity Program’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • An understanding of best practices for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media is a plus.
  • Experience with WordPress or another common content management system is a plus.
  • Familiarity with economic/anti-poverty policies and related issues is a plus.
  • Basic graphic design experience is a plus.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.