Media Matters seeks a politically savvy, organized individual with strong technical and rhetorical writing skills to support fundraising efforts.
About Media Matters
Media Matters is a progressive media watchdog and messaging center dedicated to challenging conservative misinformation in the media.
Our full-time Strategic Writer will help us increase our impact by:
Writing and editing grant proposals and narrative reports for funders.
Coordinating with the Senior Strategic Writer, executive staff, and program leaders to refine goals and objectives of funding proposals.
Maintaining a sophisticated understanding of all projects and programs for which grants will be sought including work on gun violence prevention, climate change, immigration, and LGBT issues.
Staying current on the latest issues and how our work fits into and helps shape the broader political and media landscape.
Performing administrative tasks such as capturing donations in an online database (experience with Salesforce software is helpful), tracking and logging grant letters, drafting donor correspondence and managing mailing projects, and fulfilling donors' administrative requests.
Excellent writing skills: Strong technical and rhetorical writing skills and demonstrated ability to write under tight deadlines. Must have an eye for detail. Diverse range is critical - must be able to write about the big picture and clearly discuss specific programmatic activities.
Results-driven: Flexible and organized, with a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
Strong political instincts: In-depth knowledge of the media, how information travels through it, and policy issues shaping the news cycle.
Effective interpersonal skills: Proven ability to clearly communicate with varied personalities and generate buy-in among staff to move work forward.
We are most interested in these four qualities, but anticipate candidates will have at least 1-3 years of relevant experience. In addition, the ideal candidate will bring a strong commitment to excellence and fit with our collaborative culture.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Send a resume, three writing samples, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.