Senior Writer - Journalist
Freelancers Union - Brooklyn, NY

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Freelancers Union is building a new economy for the new workforce. A national membership organization serving and connecting the nation’s 42 million independent workers, we’re a social-purpose enterprise built to sustainably serve generations to come.

We believe all workers should have the freedom to build meaningful, connected, entrepreneurial, and independent lives. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We’re driving a movement by working with freelancers to build power in markets and in politics.

And we are builders first – collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, creative, and action-oriented. We’re looking for people who share those qualities. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and we’re constantly exploring interesting new ideas.

We’re looking for a senior writer who can tell a good story, someone with demonstrated success translating complex ideas into compelling stories. We’re a mission-driven social entrepreneurial organization and need a journalist on our creative team who’s a quick study and can generate ideas and write pieces that advance our cause in a brand voice. Our new writer will help distinguish us with essays, op-eds, and other writing that is smart and clear, interesting, memorable and, when appropriate, witty.

Specifically, this senior writer must be able to relate our vision and work to current cultural phenomenon, demonstrating our relevance and the providing a visionary voice for where we’re going. We need the writer to apply a historical lens looks to the past for insight and lessons learned, not nostalgia for days gone by. Our writing should be as innovative and gripping as the ideas that inform our work and the concrete manifestations of our success thus far.

Our new writer will be part of a team, collaborating with the chief marketing officer, creative director, editor, and executive office.

Here are some of the things our writer will do at Freelancers Union:

Partner with the creative director and editor to develop concepts for pieces
Write smart, clear long-form pieces for print and online publication
Develop Freelancers Union’s voice so it’s distinctive, visionary, and unmistakably our own
Work with the marketing and creative teams to craft brand messaging
Work with the executive office to develop executive editorial tracks and messaging

Minimum Requirements, Knowledge, and Experience:

At least 8-10 years of experience as a professional writer
A portfolio of award-winning writing
The ability to work well with creative staff
The ability to juggle multiple projects with multiple creative teams
The ability to articulate, explain, and defend proposed work to creative directors and senior executives
The ability to play nice with others


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