Writer/Editor

Location: Washington
Practice Area: Company Health
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Start Date: 04/01/21

  • Location: Washington
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #67

ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVES 

Environmental Incentives’ mission is to enhance the natural systems that sustain resilient and healthy communities. We design performance-driven approaches to conservation that empower public and private sector leaders to multiply their impact. We are environmental thought leaders pioneering a new wave of conservation, helping people get the most from their investments in the environment. Since our establishment in 2004, we have become a leading advisor on natural resource programs and policies across the country and internationally. Environmental Incentives is a certified B Corporation operating four offices across the U.S. and supporting field staff in multiple countries.  

  • Western Office (headquarters) – South Lake Tahoe, CA  
  • Southern California Office – San Diego, CA  
  • Eastern Office – Washington, DC   
  • Mountain Office – Denver, CO 
  • Kenya Field Office – Nairobi, Kenya   

OPPORTUNITY 

Environmental Incentives is seeking a Writer/Editor to help us inspire changes in key audiences’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in service of more impactful development programming. The Writer/Editor will support the communications efforts of several EI (Environmental Incentives) teams who support clients through development of written products, web content, slide decks and presentations, infographics, social media, and stories. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support EI staff in drafting written products, including reports, technical briefs, journal articles, web content, blog posts, briefs, and proposals. 
  • Provide extensive editing support to finalization of client-facing deliverables, including editing for consistency of style and voice, copy editing, and streamlining. 
  • Amplify EI quality standards and expectations for written products.  
  • Coach staff in using EI and client style manuals effectively. 
  • Align technical products with audience needs, ensuring that key messages are delivered in compelling, audience-appropriate ways. 

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Coordinate with EI staff, partners, and clients to ensure that communications products, webinars, web content, and in-person events are appropriately packaged and disseminated to reach target audiences most effectively. 
  • Develop communication strategies for individual products, campaigns, and events. 
  • Help EI staff maintain Outreach Tracking Logs to track dissemination of communications products, social media, and events.  
  • Plan events, including virtual meetings, workshops, and a close-out meeting. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Environmental Incentives seeks talented, creative, and inspired professionals who want to grow as individuals and impactful conservation leaders. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Additionally, all employees must have the following qualities and characteristics to succeed.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

These qualifications are considered the minimum necessary and we expect successful candidates will bring more than the minimum listed:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, International Development, Environmental Science or a related field and 3 years of related professional experience OR 8 years of Writer/Editor experience.  
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions.  
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English.  
  • Writing and editing skills in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French desirable. 
  • Demonstrated success using audience-appropriate writing styles.  
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Understanding of issues in international development and environmental conservation. 
  • Proficiency in use of graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop). 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate on strategy and planning while being highly productive in working independently to contribute to achievement of group objectives. 
  • Knowledge of USAID and its operations. 
  • Problem-solving orientation with a desire and ability to work independently and contribute to collaborative solutions. 
  • Highly organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to timely delivery of high-quality products.  
  • Commitment to Environmental Incentives’ core principles and values. 

Criminal background check required.  

BASE STATION 

The position will be based in Washington, DC. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the position will begin remotely. Being present in the office on multiple days per week is an expectation once we reopen offices, which is expected to commence sometime after July of 2021.  

COMPENSATION  

Environmental Incentives also offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous annual leave, holiday and sick time, retirement plan options, professional development opportunities and health coverage. Salaries depend on qualifications and location.  

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 

Please submit your application no later than March 19, 2021. We will review applications and contact qualified candidates to request additional information. We will invite the top candidates to interview by video conference and may also request that they complete a short written or analytical skills assessment. 

ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

We are committed to developing an inclusive work environment for all employees, where diversity of thought, style, culture, and skill is valued in support of individual performance and potential, as well as our business goals and mission. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or and other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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