The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and NARAL Pro-Choice New York are related organizations working at the state and local level in New York and across the country to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships. NIRH is an innovative policy, communications, and education organization that partners with state and local leaders to design and implement campaigns focused on guaranteeing every woman the right to make decisions about their reproductive health and lives and access to the services and information necessary to fully exercise those rights. NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization working toward these goals in New York State.
NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health seek a Writer to provide organization-wide content and editorial support. The Writer will be an integral member of the Communications Department, responsible for articulating our mission, refining our message, and communicating our work to a wide range of audiences. The Writer is charged with having an organization-wide perspective on the various programs and the ability to communicate that synthesized view to a broad public.
The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, self-motivated and has a strong commitment to the goals of the organization. The candidate should have experience writing on issues of reproductive health and rights, with attention to brand consistency. Experience writing about the political and legislative landscape of the choice movement is preferred. The candidate should be able to write clear, convincing and empathetic content that enhances the NARAL NY/NIRH brand and motivates audiences to take action. This position reports to the Communications Director.
Write content across a range of platforms that clearly articulates and illustrates the organization’s mission and work. Content could include op-eds, letters to the editor, blogposts, email alerts, website content, organizational brochures and other marketing materials.
Write and edit development materials, such as annual reports and miscellaneous board materials
Write policy materials, such as white papers, memos, policy summaries, and relevant materials for internal and external use
Communicate the organization’s programs and goals clearly and articulately, with attention to brand consistency
With other members of the Communications Department, develop concepts and copy for our social media campaigns
Find opportunities for the organization to enter and shape the conversation on reproductive rights and health
Provide technical assistance as needed to grantee and partner organizations related to communicating their work and messages
3-5 years of experience as a staff writer, journalist, or serving in a similar capacity for a non-profit organization or public relations firm
An ability to distill complex legislative and organizational information to convincing and engaging copy
Facility in writing for a variety of audiences and formats
Knowledge of reproductive health and rights and/or New York State policy and politics preferred
Ability to work collaboratively with staff across the organization
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
A sense of humor!
Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com with "Writer” in the subject line. Or mail your application to Director of Human Resources, NPCNY/NIRH, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.
NPCNY/NIRH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.
COMPENSATION: This position is unpaid. We can help secure academic credit.
SUMMARY: NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization in New York State. The National Institute for Reproductive Health is our education and program arm working with state and local leaders to design new approaches for removing barriers and improving reproductive health care for all women. The Institute offers strategic guidance, hands‐on support and funding to help state and local leaders remove barriers to health care, win public battles and change public policies. Together, we are helping women in communities all across the country gain access to the full range of quality reproductive health care options, the freedom to exercise their reproductive rights and the opportunity to have healthy pregnancies. The Institute is expanding its work to provide additional financial and technical assistance to support state partners’ efforts to defeat anti-choice bills, train pro-choice elected officials, and other exciting new opportunities to enhance the work of state-level advocates working to improve reproductive health care for all women. The law clerk/legal intern should expect to do in-depth legislative tracking for several states, engage in policy analysis of key pieces of legislation; and perform legal research and draft legal memoranda to advance our policy priorities.
Legislative tracking of related bills in key states;
Policy analysis of bills affecting reproductive rights on the state level; and
Legal research and writing
Second- or third-year law student;
A commitment to and knowledge of reproductive health and rights;
Excellent legal research and writing skills;
Knowledge of and interest in the legislative process
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including exceptional attention to detail; and
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
TO APPLY: Please email a resume and legal writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.