The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is seeking a Senior Editor. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a developed talent for storytelling, but who also understands the need for accuracy and staying on message. The right person for this role will have a record of performing well under tight deadlines and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
The Senior Editor will primarily be responsible for producing high-quality, attention grabbing editorials. In addition, this person will edit and revise writing submissions from fellow FGA colleagues, manage the FGA Style Guide, participate in the polling process, and work with the marketing team to develop scripts for videos and interviews.
This is a collaborative role and the Senior Editor will work with people across FGA to achieve set goals and advance policy solutions.
An ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of relevant writing and editing experience with a record of having their authored pieces placed for publication. They will view the opportunity to message concepts in new and innovative ways as an exciting challenge. They are skilled at boiling down complex concepts to communicate them in a simple yet impactful way. FGA’s goal is not simply to write about policy, but to see it enacted. The right person for this job will have a good understanding of political processes and the need for building organizational relationships with influencers and decisionmakers.
Contenders for this position will be flexible and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. They will be capable of moving between tasks with precision and able to quickly reassess priorities.
CULTURE AND FIT
Success at FGA depends not only on a person’s skills, but also on their ability to fit the culture of FGA. We describe our culture with five Core Values:
It might help to think about the following list of questions. If you answer “yes” to all of them, you may be a fit for the team. The vast majority of those who don’t get hired or don’t last at FGA are due to a lack of fit with these values. Be prepared to have very candid conversations about them in our interview process.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Editor will have five primary roles:
TIMING, LOCATION, AND COMPENSATION
FGA is seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. FGA’s staff work remotely, therefore the location for this position is flexible. This position requires some travel consisting of one staff meeting per quarter as well as a yearly staff meeting. Travel expenses are covered. FGA offers salary and benefits that are very competitive, including a retirement program, a health benefit, and a generous paid leave plan.
Questions can be directed to Sarah Hubal, Internal Systems Director at FGA. Sarah can be reached at email@example.com
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