Description: Freedman Consulting, LLC is hiring a Deputy Editor of Content for an exciting content development team. Freedman Consulting is partnering with a leading foundation to develop a content team that will play a seminal role in producing ongoing, up-to-the-minute, and cutting-edge content through multiple channels to analyze, elevate, inform, advance and celebrate the rapidly evolving public-sector innovation movement. Content will be aimed at practitioners, funders, thinkers, and strategists already involved in conversations or projects related to government innovation, as well as those who should be. The Deputy Editor of Content will be the lead writer and producer of original content, including written materials and infographics that can be shared with cities around the world.
Responsibilities: The position entails client-facing, managerial, and deliverable responsibilities, including:
Ability to translate research into a compelling narrative;
Conceptualizing, drafting and editing a variety of material including large-scale reports, memos and briefs;
Producing content that is relatable, actionable, and jargon-free;
Overseeing Associate-level staff and directing tasks on individual projects;
Providing strategic guidance to clients; and
Leading client meetings, calls, and presentations.
Requirements: Candidates should have a background in public sector innovation tools and practices and/or experience in local government; a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines; and be fluent in the latest content-distribution platforms. Successful applicants will have experience in data visualization and working with designers to communicate stories graphically.
A bachelor’s degree is required and at least 7-10 years of previous journalism, policy, and/or communications, experience is preferred. Applicants must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, problem solving acumen, management potential, strong presentation skills, and the ability to think through complex policy issues critically and strategically. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples of your choosing to email@example.com. Diversity in types of writing in the writing samples is helpful, and there are no specific requirements on length. Freedman Consulting, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.