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Senior Writer and Researcher

  • Full Time
  • Virtual

Website AmericansFair Americans for Fair Treatment

AFFT seeks an accomplished writer, journalist, or policy analyst, who is knowledgeable about public sector unions and free-market public policy solutions. A general understanding of trends in state and municipal governments in the Northeast is welcome but not required.

This is a 40-hour per week position that reports to the National Executive Director. The position is virtual.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to content idea generation, stay informed of current developments related to public sector unions in the U.S.
  • Write op-eds, short news articles, and policy briefs. These pieces may be published under the author’s name, or they may be written in partnership with AFFT executive staffers for publication
  • Conduct basic research to identify newsworthy topics and trends in labor reform and public sector unionization
  • Prepare remarks for public testimony in state and federal legislatures
  • Advise AFFT executive team on preparation for media interviews; participate in media interviews when appropriate
  • Collaborate with an assortment of researchers and public sector employees to create written content

Job Skills & Qualifications: 

  • An accomplished writer, journalist, or policy analyst
  • 10 or more years of experience as a writer, journalist, or in the public policy field
  • Understanding of trends in state and municipal governments in the Northeast is preferred but not required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with media
  • Body of publication related to public policy, government affairs, or politics
  • Understand and support AFFT’s mission and values
  • First-rate writing and editing skills
  • Excellent command of grammar, tone, and AP style
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Adept at distilling dense material, specifically public documents, public-policy research, and academic publications
  • Proficient writer with an ability to write in multiple formats and voices
  • Expansive research skills with a focus on interpreting findings from public documents and uncovering newsworthy topics
  • High initiative level requiring only area guidance

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are qualified for this position, why you are passionate about Americans for Fair Treatment’s mission, and your salary requirements
  • Resume

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