UPDATE (DECEMBER 2014): Thank you to all our candidates. We are no longer accepting applications.
Want a chance to write for a living AND help nonprofits make the world a better place?
Idealware is a small-but-growing nonprofit that provides thoroughly researched, impartial, and accessible resources to help nonprofits make smart decisions about the software that can streamline their processes and help them fulfill their missions more efficiently and effectively. Lean staffing and tight budgets keep them from devoting the time necessary to keep up with new technologies and find the right tools. Which is where we come in—we provide an authoritative online guide to the software that allows smaller U.S. nonprofits to be more effective.
Our reports have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, making us a trusted resource with a growing reputation. And now we’re hiring a Managing Writer to help create and edit our articles, reports, and other resources, and guide them through the process from creation to publication.
Idealware is based in Portland, Maine, but the Managing Writer will work remotely (and report to someone in Portland, Oregon). Want to join us? Email your resume to email@example.com with “I’m Your New Managing Writer” in the subject line. Tell him—in no more than three sentences—why you want to work for Idealware, and why you’re the right fit for the job.
Here’s what we’re looking for…
The Managing Writer will write and edit content with a primary focus on the Research and Editorial program area of the organization, with additional writing for Communications, Marketing, and Training as needed. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and editor with (at least) several years of experience doing so professionally. You must be comfortable performing journalist-level research—through phone calls, interviews, and the web—and turning it into well-written, accurate content for a variety of formats, including long reports, short articles, workbooks, blog posts, and emails.
You’ll own projects, and should have basic experience managing and scheduling them and keeping them on track.
Working with other staff, you’ll give voice to their research and rewrite and edit their content, so you must be experienced and comfortable accepting and offering critique and edits. You should also know your way around a style guide. We’ve worked hard to establish and maintain our organizational voice—we’ll need you to learn it and guard it with your life. You’ll also need to do a little client-management, working with funders, sponsors, nonprofit technology specialists and other subject matter experts, and program staff.
We’d love it if you were comfortable with technology or had nonprofit sector experience, but our primary requirements are for a solid writing and editing professional who believes in our mission of helping other nonprofits, and is a good fit for our team.
Interested, or know someone who is? Please help us spread the word!