Economic Justice Editor
Founded in 1999, NPQ’s mission is to serve as a platform for active, engaged, and sometimes-disruptive civic debate. Our vision is to develop a civil society grounded in values of active democracy, economic and social justice, racial equity, and thriving communities.
To these ends, NPQ uses a range of media channels. In addition to our quarterly magazine, we produce multiple weekly newsletters, webinars, podcasts, videos, and online convenings to promote critical conversations in economic, racial, health, and climate justice.
NPQ launched the economic justice program in July 2018, which consciously operates with a lens focused on the intersections of class, gender, and race. There are many frontline economic justice groups and policy think tanks, but our charge is to create a public space for critical learning that links grassroots groups, nonprofits, philanthropy, and policy advocates.
Both the audience and the need for this work has grown rapidly, as COVID-19 has opened many people’s eyes to the critical role the economy plays in all our lives.
The Economic Justice Editor will play a critical role in developing and expanding NPQ’s work as a leading platform for critical conversation and analysis of economic justice issues. In addition to creating content, the Economic Justice Editor, working closely with the Senior Editor of Economic Justice, will participate actively in recruiting writers and contributors for in-depth feature articles as well as video and audio products. The Editor will organize online convenings of various kinds, including learning events. Overall, the Editor will help create and nurture a knowledge creation ecosystem for economic justice.
A person will be successful in this role if they are knowledgeable about a wide range of economic justice issues and economic organizational forms (cooperatives, community land trusts, etc.). A background in activism and social movements is a big plus, since many of the people the Editor will be interacting with will be members of social movements and economic justice groups.
We are looking for someone who is organized, energetic, able to manage multiple projects, and can write quickly, clearly, and concisely in a range of formats and tones. The person needs to be able to find stories that need to be told, and to liaise with the people who contribute to NPQ—whether as writers, interview subjects, or participants in public programs such as podcasts and webinars. A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and comfort with jumping in with both feet and offering thoughts and feedback. If you are a person who loves to learn and likes to laugh, you will enjoy working with the rest of the NPQ team.
NPQ is made up of about a dozen people. We are headquartered in Boston, but with remote staff in Colorado, Texas, New York, and Florida. The Economic Justice Editor will report to the Senior Editor, who is based in Boston, and will work closely with the Editor in Chief.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Work with the Senior Editor of Economic Justice to support program goals and outcomes, including helping identify and lift up stories from the field, and hosting conversations that promote advancements in the theory and practice of economic democracy
- Assist with organizing online public events, such as podcasts and webinars
- Manage network communications to build engagement
- Communicate well with people of very different backgrounds ranging from academics to nonprofit leaders to social movement activists
- Propose new ideas and concepts for program content
- Identify, research, and produce stories that advance economic justice program objectives
- Write, edit, and proofread written content to be distributed across NPQ’s platforms
- Assist with the development of multimedia assets as needed
- Travel as needed (At present, due to COVID, no travel is required)
- Provide administrative and event support, including with program fundraising
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum of five years’ experience working in economic justice, community development, community and/or a related field strongly preferred. Additional qualifications include:
- A strong and demonstrated sense of what economic justice is and why it is important
- A track record of writing compellingly and accessibly in different tones and formats
- Fluency with social media, marketing, and promotion
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work enthusiastically and productively within a highly collaborative team as well as independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to multitask, prioritize effectively, and manage multiple projects and deadlines
- Strong project management and organizational skills
- A high level of attention to detail
- Ease and effectiveness working across teams
The starting salary for this position is between $60,000 and $75,000, depending on skills and experience. NPQ also provides an attractive benefits package that includes health insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, 15 days paid vacation, sick leave, and standard holidays. We also have an additional paid three weeks off (the last two weeks of August and between Christmas and New Year’s). If you live in the Boston area, pre-tax dollars can pay for a monthly transit pass. Boston location preferred, but remote is fine.
How to Apply
To apply, please email a cover letter, résumé, and brief writing sample (less than five pages) regarding an economic justice issue to [email protected].
NPQ is strongly committed to racial justice as a core organizational value. NPQ encourages applications from people of color and members of other disadvantaged groups. NPQ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status.