Senior Editor

Communications · Remote - Naples, Florida
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

OVERVIEW

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:

  • Candid to Solve—being willing to have tough conversations in order to solve issues or build trust
  • Grow or Die—we don’t have a neutral gear. We must consistently challenge ourselves and each other to grow in our talents and skills
  • Politically Savvy—policy doesn’t change in a vacuum, but in a political reality that we must understand and account for
  • Partnership-Oriented—internal and external relationships are not transactional. That starts with our team members and the perspective that we need the rest of the team to succeed in order to win personally
  • Bought in to Win—we’re at FGA because we want to change policy. No one is counting hours or widgets, we are here to get results, and sometimes that will require going the extra mile or doing a job that isn’t technically ours

 

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.

 

  • Do you wholeheartedly agree with the policies that we advocate (see org for a full description), and the underlying principles that people’s lives are made better through work, not government welfare, and that a free market creates greater freedom and equality than any command-and-control government system?
  • Do you agree that embracing the realities of politics is necessary to have success in changing public policy?
  • Do you tend to be the one who initiates conversations with colleagues, rather than waiting for them to come to you?
  • Are you comfortable creating your own structure for work, such as setting work hours, setting your own priorities, and creating clarity and a work plan from a broad goal?
  • Does it motivate you to think about working with a team of world-class professionals who are held to a very high standard of getting results?
  • Do you seize opportunities to try new things or improve a skill that is relevant to your company or role?
  • Are you able to build meaningful relationships (creating trust) with people you only see face-to-face a few times a year?
  • Do you tend to lead teams by creating clarity about goals and progress, rather than prescribing the steps they need to take?
  • Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses, and do you have a practice of getting help from others to mitigate your weaknesses?
  • Does it bother you if others take all the credit for the work you do?

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Editor will have five primary roles:

 

  1. Author compelling editorials that appeal to our core audience
  2. Edit and revise submissions from FGA colleagues
  3. Manage the FGA Style Guide at the direction of the Managing Editor and train colleagues on how to use it
  4. Fill in for the Managing Editor as needed
  5. Participate in poll development and writing

 

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.


TO APPLY

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and proven ability to excel in it, and your salary requirements
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

 

Questions can be directed to Sarah Hubal, Internal Systems Director at FGA. Sarah can be reached at sarah@thefga.org

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  • Location
    Remote - Naples, Florida
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced