Creative Team for The Public Interest Network
The Public Interest Network is a family of more than a dozen organizations that employ a full arsenal of strategies for social change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing. Together, we work on a wide array of issues, from air and water pollution to money in politics to the safety of our food systems to global warming.
Our member organizations include: the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Environment America, Environmental Action, Bold Alliance, Toxics Action Center, Green Century Capital Management, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Community Voters Project, Snowriders International, Accelerate Change, Voices for Progress and Impact.
For more than 40 years, the members of the network have shared a commitment to a model for success—one that embraces a strong culture of accountability, and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise improved the quality of our lives. Over the years, our network has also recruited and trained thousands of people, many of whom have moved up to become leaders of our own network or elsewhere in the social change community.
We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of activism. Candidates must have 3-5 years of relevant professional experience which may include writing, editing, journalism or other communications work, or nonprofit advocacy or campaign work. We're also looking for candidates who are more motivated by our collective success than by individual achievement.
Candidates must also:
- Have a bachelor's degree;
- Love to write -- clearly, concisely and persuasively;
- Be goal-driven and have a track record of getting things done on-time and well;
- Be able to work creatively and independently but also enjoy working collaboratively with partners and in teams;
- Be able to give clear direction and feedback to others, and hold each other accountable to shared goals.
- Be flexible, embrace new challenges, have a can-do attitude, and a strong work ethic;
- Be able to "take the ball and run with it" by being able to use sound judgment in solving problems on the way to reaching your goals.
The Associate Editor position requires a two-year commitment.
As The Public Interest Network embarks on major new efforts to make the case for a new politics in America, and expand both our digital reach and grassroots membership in the process, the network's Creative Team is playing an important role in defining our organizations’ brands, messaging and packaging our campaigns, and delivering timely, targeted communications online and in print.
We're hiring an Associate Editor to:
- Edit or create content for the Web, email actions and donation alerts, social media, campaign materials, recruitment materials, direct mail appeals, canvass materials, annual reports and newsletters.
- Track our materials’ impact, and use this information to guide decisions on future materials in order to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars with our emails and reach millions of people via social media.
- Give feedback and direction to our creative staff on the content they produce.
- Help foster a work environment that encourages our staff to be creative, focused on results and impact, willing and able to work in teams, and constantly perfecting our craft.
- Take part in The Public Interest Network's training and organization-building programs and campaigns.
Location: Boston, MA
Compensation and benefits:
Annual compensation for most candidates ranges from $30,000 to $32,000 in the first year and $34,000 to $36,000 in the second year, but could be higher commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. The Public Interest Network also offers a competitive benefits package.