Writer

Global Citizen
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 05

Position description

Our mission is to build a movement of 100MM Global Citizens whose actions will help achieve our vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

So far, more than 13 million actions have been taken by Global Citizens, leading to $35 billion commitments being made by world leaders, which are set to affect 1.3 billion lives by 2030.

Summary

Through our mix of content, events, grassroots organizing, and extensive reach through our digital channels, we are building the world’s largest movement for social action. We organize massive global campaigns to amplify the actions of Global Citizens from around the world.

Since 2012, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over 6 million actions to solve the world's biggest challenges. That’s 6 million emails, tweets, petition signatures, and phone calls targeting world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030. To date, the actions by our global community, along with our high-level advocacy efforts and with our partners, have resulted in 130 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over $25.6 billion that is set to affect the lives of 656 million people.

Responsibilities

Global Citizen is looking for a talented, ambitious writer to join our nimble and hardworking editorial team at the New York City headquarters. An entry-level position, the writer will work closely with the editor-in-chief and deputy editor to cover stories across a range of Global Citizen’s core campaign areas: Health, Food & Hunger, Girls & Women, Water & Sanitation, Education, Environment, and Citizenship. A demonstrated interest in one or more of these issues is a plus.

The writer will be responsible for researching, pitching, and writing multiple daily news stories for GlobalCitizen.org; collaborating regularly with the video team on ideation and creation; and assisting with special projects across the organization. Beyond the daily news cycle, the position offers regular opportunities to write longform pieces, evergreen content, and shareable lists, among other story formats. The writer will also have the exciting opportunity to help support Global Citizen’s content efforts leading up to and surrounding the annual Global Citizen Festival. Hours can sometimes be flexible, with occasional evening/weekend requirements.

A well-balanced news diet, knowledge of standard journalism practices, and passion for new kinds of storytelling are all musts. The writer should have a great understanding of what makes engaging, buzzy content. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Global Citizen’s vision and mission, and be eager to help grow the movement of engaged citizens taking action to end extreme poverty and tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

Qualifications

  • Background in journalism and/or professional writing
  • 1 to 2 years writing in a digital format for a media or content organization
  • Fundamental understanding of the basics of journalism
  • Proven experience or interest in social impact and Global Citizen’s coverage areas
  • Aptitude for writing about complex world events and policy issues in concise, approachable ways for general readers
  • Deep familiarity with social media, and how to frame and position content to perform well
  • Proven experience with managing multiple projects
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines
     

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience with WordPress, CMS, or equivalent blogging software
  • Familiarity with AP Style, basic HTML, and Photoshop
  • A creative and engaging writing style
  • Team player who is flexible and can pivot as needed
  • Creative spirit, can-do attitude, and a sense of humor

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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