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Editorial Associate

Washington DC

Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords is a nonprofit organization whose team is on a mission to save lives from gun violence. Giffords is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion. People of color, trans individuals, gender non-conforming individuals, women, people with differing abilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking an Editorial Associate to join our team. The Editorial Associate will assist the communications team with drafting and editing a wide range of public-facing materials related to furthering gun safety, including blog posts, development emails, press releases, memos, and reports. 

This is a full-time position based in either our Washington DC or San Francisco, CA office. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work. As the safety and wellbeing of our team is of utmost importance, all Giffords staff members are working remotely until it is safe for us to resume working in an office, traveling, and holding in-person meetings.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applicants, no phone calls or emails, please.

Duties + Responsibilities 

  • Draft blog posts, web copy, and other written material that communicate the urgency of our mission to build a safer America and tell the stories of that fight
  • Assist with copy editing and proofreading responsibilities, ensuring clear, effective communication and adherence to our editorial style guide in all public-facing communication
  • Provide support to the digital team by helping draft and edit social posts 
  • Work in conjunction with the development and design teams to draft stewardship and fundraising emails for the Giffords Law Center distribution list
  • Collaborate with Giffords staff and external partners to draft individual blog posts or blog post series, using empathetic and inclusive storytelling to humanize the gun violence epidemic
  • Strategize about unexplored platforms and types of content that could help our research and policy materials reach new audiences 
  • Evaluate SEO and pageview metrics and use them to inform future content
  • Continuously assess the landscape of similar issue advocacy organizations and make suggestions for improving our written output
  • Other duties as assigned

Required knowledge, skills + experience

  • One to three years of writing, editing, or communications experience 
  • Proven writing and editing ability 
  • Passion for gun safety and gun violence prevention
  • Understanding of voice and tone, and ability to modulate these based on differing audiences
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and self-reliance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to help other team members, including by taking on assignments that might be considered outside the job description
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to learn new skills
  • Commitment to diversity and elevating diverse voices

Valued non-essential knowledge, skills + experience

  • Experience with Wordpress and Adobe Design suite 

Salary + benefits

The salary range for this position begins at $45,000 with the exact salary depending on experience. Competitive benefits include employer funded health, dental, and vision insurance; health, transit, and parking flexible spending accounts; 401k plan with 4% employer match; 25 days of PTO annually; and paid holidays.


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Posted July 16, 2021

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