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Publication or Company Freelancers Union
Job Title Senior Writer / Journalist
Industry Corporate/Institutional/Technical Writing, Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing, Marketing, Newspapers, Non-profit, Executive Communications
Salary Leave Blank
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Brooklyn, NY
Job Requirements We’re looking for a journalist who can tell a good story, someone with demonstrated success translating complex ideas into compelling stories. We’re a mission-driven social entrepreneurial organization and need a journalist on our creative team who’s a quick study and can generate ideas and write pieces that advance our cause in a brand voice. Our new journalist will help distinguish us with essays, op-eds, and other writing that is smart and clear, interesting, memorable and, when appropriate, witty.

Specifically, this journalist must be able to relate our vision and work to current cultural phenomenon, demonstrating our relevance and the providing a visionary voice for where we’re going. We need the journalist to apply a historical lens looks to the past for insight and lessons learned, not nostalgia for days gone by. Our writing should be as innovative and gripping as the ideas that inform our work and the concrete manifestations of our success thus far.

Our new writer will be part of a team, collaborating with the chief marketing officer, creative director, editor, and executive office. Here are some of the things our writer will do at Freelancers Union:

Partner with the creative director and editor to develop concepts for pieces
  • Write smart, clear long-form pieces for print and online publication

  • Develop Freelancers Union’s voice so it’s distinctive, visionary, and unmistakably our own

  • Work with the marketing and creative teams to craft brand messaging

  • Work with the executive office to develop executive editorial tracks and messaging


  • Minimum Requirements, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • At least 8-10 years of experience as a professional writer

  • A portfolio of award-winning writing

  • The ability to work well with creative staff

  • The ability to juggle multiple projects with multiple creative teams

  • The ability to articulate, explain, and defend proposed work to creative directors and senior executives

  • The ability to play nice with others
  • About Our Company Freelancers Union, a national non-profit organization, represents the needs and concerns of today's independent workforce through advocacy, information, and service. We offer health, life, disability, and dental insurance, as well as discounts and other resources, to freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, and the self-employed. We're passionate about our mission to improve working life for independent workers – a community representing 30% of the U.S. workforce – and we're the people behind all those insurance ads with the beehive that you see on the subway.
    We offer an excellent benefits plan that includes health coverage, dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and TransitChecks. Our offices are located in DUMBO, one stop in Brooklyn off the A, C, or F subway lines and one block from the East River and Fulton-Ferry State Park.
    Our Culture
    Beyond our mission, we're also passionate about and proud of the culture and work environment we've created. We believe everyone has an important contribution to make toward achieving our goals, both through collaborative teamwork and independent initiative. The atmosphere here is loose, fun, and friendly.
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