Senior Writer and Editor

Location
US-NY-New York
Job ID #
2018-3468
HQ / Initiative
Correspondence

About the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increabeen sed market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries. 

  

Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.  

Overview

The Senior Writer and Editor is responsible for a wide range of written deliverables and is required to undertake significant research into the core issues that the Writing and Correspondence Department covers. S/he will support the needs of the Foundation’s initiatives when needed.  The Senior Writer and Editor is expected to understand the overall process and function of the Department and be able to offer assistance in many areas, including all writing assignments – both junior and senior levels - editing, researching, mentoring, and writing feedback and direction to junior staff.  

The work performed by the Writing and Correspondence Department includes a wide range of deliverables ranging from: talking points and press statements to video scripts and letters. Correspondence goes to all levels and types of individuals, from young people about the work and goals of the Foundation to heads of state or major donors concerning Foundation initiatives.

Impact: Much of the Foundation’s work relies on effective communication between the principals, senior staff, the Foundation’s partners, and the general public, so correspondence must maintain the highest level of quality and timeliness.

Responsibilities

  • Draft talking points, video scripts, press statements, op-eds, essays.
  • Draft event messages and senior-level letters.
  • Edit documents prepared by staff.

Qualifications

  1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed): Minimum Required: Bachelor’s
  2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed): Minimum Required: 4 years in a writing intensive field; preferred: 6 years
  3. Specialized Knowledge Needed For Performance of Job: An in-depth knowledge of the past and current work of the Foundation, President Clinton’s Presidency, positions on various policy issues, and general worldview.
  4. Must be able to produce error-free copy under tight deadlines
  5. Superior editing skills and attention to details
  6. Ability to think creatively and balance priorities in a constantly changing environment
  7. Outstanding command of American English grammar
  8. Excellent judgment and high levels of discretion
  9. Demonstrated interest in the Foundation's areas of focus.
  10. Familiarity with Intranet Quorum is a plus.
  11. Prefer experience in writing and editing for high-profile individuals.
  12. This position occasionally requires weekend, nights, and off peak hours, sometimes with very minimal advance notice.

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Open office environment at a desk with a computer
  • Constant computer work which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which could be heavy (>15 lbs) or require the use of carts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. 

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