Join a national organization committed to advancing a movement to race equity and health justice. 

Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Learn more about our vision for the future in our five-year strategic plan

Position Summary 

Community Catalyst is looking for a Writer and Web Manager to support the day-to-day activities of a growing communications team at a pivotal time for our organization. This person will play an integral role in telling the story of our work and the people who are a part of it by writing, editing and maintaining a body of compelling written material and website content that is reflective of the brand values and voice, as clearly articulated in the organization’s five-year strategic plan.

Community Catalyst just passed an exciting milestone – with an updated brand strategy and new website. This individual will play a central role in ensuring the new brand is implemented effectively with a consistent voice and tone. The ideal candidate has past experience working at a values-led organization or newsroom and can distill complex material into relatable messages that educate and move audiences to action. They should be experienced or comfortable learning how to update and manage an organizational website – and have a perspective on ways to keep web content fresh and engaging.

This person will serve as a core member of a growing, cross-functional communications team, reporting directly to the Digital Director and work in close partnership with the Director of Storytelling and Content (open) as well as the Deputy Director of Communications (recently filled). They will join the organization at an exciting moment in time, following the launch of a new website and brand identity earlier this year, grounded in race equity and health justice.

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a staff union, Community Catalyst United, and specific employment terms may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Supervision

  • Contribute as a member of the communications team under the supervision of the Digital Director.
  • Support the day-to-day priorities and campaigns that are set forward by the Sr. Director of Communications, as well as the Deputy Director of Communications, the Digital Director, and the Director of Storytelling and Content Strategy.
  • Work in partnership with communications managers and programs on editorial strategy and product needs.

Responsibilities

Writing

  • Research, write and edit web copy and blogs in support of the organization’s editorial strategy, as defined by senior members of the communications team.
  • Edit executive summaries, fact sheets, one-pagers and other editorial products that are derivatives of longer pieces written by policy teams.
  • Serve as primary editor of Community Catalyst’s written materials, reviewing for clarity, accessible language, organizational style, grammar and punctuation.
  • Work alongside subject matter experts and connect external data and trends in health care delivery, policy and equity, to inform storytelling in a variety of formats – written, data visualization, etc.
  • Update and maintain inclusive language and editorial guidelines that can be used across the organization.
  • Write and edit with an eye toward race equity to ensure written content properly reflects how racism and inequities intertwine with the nation’s public health policies.

Web management

  • Support the broader communications team by helping to source content across organization, partners and programs to tell compelling, multimedia stories on the website.
  • Ensure externally facing properties (e.g., website, blog, etc.) and internal knowledge sharing products (e.g., language guides and manuals) are up-to-date with relevant and timely resources.
  • Work with subject matter experts to refine messaging across strategic priorities as needed, including a focus on elevating our work with specific audiences, and the ways language can help or harm those endeavors.
  • Support senior leadership and programmatic teams to develop messages that resonate and drive audiences to action (e.g., impacted communities, local state and federal partners, donors, policymakers, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree plus 3 years work experience or 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Have a keen attention to detail and ability to clearly articulate the organization’s brand and vision.
  • Strong project management skills – with ability to move editorial products across teams.
  • Time management skills, with the ability to set a timeline and work backwards to achieve goals and incorporate a variety of perspectives.
  • Experience developing messaging and communications to engage, persuade and mobilize supporters on behalf of a cause.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas, policy positions and research into simple messages that resonate.
  • Experience in previous writing, copy editing or editorial role, with an understanding of how content performs and is consumed through digital channels.
  • Previous experience at an organization or newsroom working to bring stories to life in a variety of projects.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and outstanding follow-through skills.
  • Experience with or ability to learn WordPress or related website platform.
  • Knowledge of AP style.
  • A shared passion for creating change and advocating for health justice.

Salary & Benefits 

  • Salary Range: $54,500 – $70,000
  • Generous paid time off policy 
  • Robust benefits package 
  • Location: Remote position, flexibility in supporting different time zones will be required  

Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Writer & Web Manager” in the subject line.