Jobs at NIF

Writer and Communications Associate

20 May 2024

POSITION TITLE: Writer and Communications Associate
LOCATION: Open to any location in the United States; must be willing to work on East Coast time zone; must reside in the United States
STATUS: Full time, exempt
This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit
START DATE: Immediate (job posted May 2024)
COMPENSATION: $53,000-$63,000 plus benefits, detailed below

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, June 16, 2024. Applications received before this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The New Israel Fund (NIF) protects and advances equality and liberal democracy in Israel. Long credited with seed-funding and founding progressive civil society in Israel, NIF now leads the fight for democratic institutions and a socially just society that is truly shared by every Israeli. Read more about NIF here

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As part of the Public Engagement team, which is in charge of all NIF’s outward facing work in the US, you will be a content creator and storyteller for one of the most recognized progressive organizations. You will exercise your creative skills to write, edit, and innovate our communications and marketing materials. This includes emails, newsletters, website copy,  and other public-facing web materials. You may also ghost write speeches, script events, and contribute to other content. You will contribute to the strategic thinking and planning of the Public Engagement Team. Finally, you will be the primary person working to build NIF’s English-language social media presence across priority platforms while maintaining a consistent look, feel, and tone for all social media content.

This position will report to the Senior Director of Media & Policy and work in close collaboration with our digital team, our regional and national event teams, and our proposal-writers in Israel and the US.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Writing & Editing
    • Write beautiful, punchy, compelling content for print marketing and external communications materials like brochures, annual reports, and achievements pages
    • Write cutting-edge web content about change-making in Israel and the work of NIF
    • Employing best practices for email marketing, write and edit a variety of different types of emails including event invitations, fundraising appeals, and urgent action alerts
    • Review and edit content produced by our Israeli counterparts and/or other leaders within our global organization
    • Maintain a workflow and oversight system for content related to events throughout the organization including invitations and follow-ups, plus occasional scripting
    • Collaborate with Senior Director of Media & Policy on internal and external memos, materials for press, and op-eds
    • Edit and project manage bi-weekly email newsletter
  • Social Media Strategy
    • Manage NIF’s English-language presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other relevant platforms on a day-to-day basis to grow our reach among key audiences
    • Create compelling social media copy to complement visual and graphic material created by other members of the team
    • Identify opportunities for testing content and tactics across social media channels

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to craft compelling written products as might be produced in an agency setting or for a non-profit organization, NGO, or political campaign 
  • Exceptional writing skills with preference for prior experience writing for any/all of the following: web, email, marketing
  • Highly skilled in editing for content, language, clarity and engagement
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage several projects at once, taking initiative and working both independently and collaboratively
  • Familiarity with political realities at play in Israel and the occupied territories, and a passion for NIF’s mission
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equality
  • Energetic problem-solver with excellent interpersonal skills, patience, and perseverance
  • Hebrew fluency is a significant plus, Arabic proficiency is a plus
  • Graphic design and video editing experience are a plus

SALARY AND COMPENSATION:

The salary range for this position is $53,000 – $63,000 USD annually commensurate with experience, qualification and skills. NIF offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; dependent coverage; flex spending; retirement contribution; vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays (Jewish and secular).

TO APPLY:

Email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample as PDF files to [email protected]. In the subject line, include the position title and your name. Applications are due by June 16, 2024. Applications received before that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  No phone calls, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email.

The New Israel Fund promotes diversity in the workplace and believes it is important for our continuing success. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed above. We encourage applicants from historically marginalized groups, in particular: people of color and genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary people. We also welcome applicants from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. 

The New Israel Fund is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.