Hattaway Communications is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a mission: We help visionary leaders and organizations use the power of strategy, science, and storytelling to achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet. Our team works with high-profile, high-impact clients in advocacy, philanthropy, government, and business. We’re in the business of communications for impact, not self-promotion.
ABOUT THE JOB
We’re looking for a versatile writer to join our Storytelling team. You’ll craft powerful messaging and create fresh, accessible, and engaging content for all kinds of clients and causes. Your creativity will be guided by clear strategic focus and inspired by science-based insights from communications research. You will:
Right off the bat, you’ll create content that encourages people to participate in COVID testing and contact-tracing; learn to craft research-based messages that address hesitation about vaccinations; capture lessons from civic engagement leaders who helped drive record turnout in the 2020 elections; and write profiles of community leaders fighting COVID-19, racial injustice, and economic inequality.
Your writing will speak for itself. Successful candidates will present a diverse portfolio of work that demonstrates an ability to write for a wide variety of audiences and formats. It will show a knack for crafting content that rises above the everyday noise, with meaningful and memorable language. It will include examples of content that created measurable impact.
Your portfolio will include content for:
You’ll show in-depth understanding of policy making, politics, social media, and news media.
You’ll complete a writing test that demonstrates a journalistic writing style and a mastery of writing standards, including the use of style guides.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE:
We believe in passion, rigor, and imagination. Our passion is shown in our commitment to our clients and their causes, and in reaching the fullest potential in everything we do—always striving for the highest quality products and experiences for our clients, rather than just being “good enough.” Our rigor is demonstrated through the thoughtful, deliberate, and disciplined approach in all that we do, delivering on the promise of strategic communications that actually achieve meaningful impact—not just add to the noise. Imagination drives all of our work, because it lies at the heart of our creative problem-solving.
Hattaway Communications is committed to creating an equitable world, and we know that begins with creating an equitable workplace. We know bringing talented, diverse people together—especially women and people of color—sharpens our insights, and helps us better serve our clients. We recognize and value the experiences of minoritized peoples, and prioritize prospective hires whose cultural backgrounds and experiences give them unique perspectives, and who share our goal of creating a workplace and world that promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
We are active listeners, supportive partners, and inclusive leaders. We create space for our employees and our partners to fearlessly speak truth, authentically express themselves, and enjoy meaningful professional growth. We not only allow for difference but celebrate and dutifully defend it.
We value each person’s professional development, and you’ll have a budget and support for pursuing those interests. We offer competitive benefits, including a flexible work environment and generous medical and parental leave policies. Our offices are located in downtown Washington, D.C., between the Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations. We are currently working remotely due to the pandemic and will consider remote applicants for this position.The salary range for this position is $56,000 - $70,000, depending on experience.
Hattaway Communications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Writer. No phone calls, please.MORE POSITIONS