This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director of Communications.
Major responsibilities include:
- Proofread and copy edit all CFC written products. This includes enforcing consistent adherence to organization-wide writing standards and style; checking facts diligently; ensuring clarity, completeness and consistency; as well as perfecting spelling, grammar, punctuation and format.
- Research, draft and edit CFC publications, including factsheets, reports, polls, web content and other materials as assigned.
- Serve as editorial assistant for Conscience magazine: fact check, proof and edit all sections of the magazine; assist the editor in researching and drafting articles; coordinate with authors, advertisers, printers and vendors as necessary; maintain records of content, distribution and income; and other duties as assigned.
- Manage publications production process, including serving as the point of contact for authors, designers, printers and vendors as necessary.
- Assist program staff with researching and writing reports as needed.
- Monitor and distribute articles and items of interest from Catholic media outlets.
- Maintain up-to-date files on areas of interest to CFC and ensure accessibility of the information to CFC program staff, including updating staff as appropriate on items of interest.
- Maintain CFC websites with up-to-date information from communications and program staff.
- Represent CFC at meetings and conferences to disseminate information, research findings and publications.
Position requirements include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and three to five years of experience in research, writing and editing, ideally with an academic journal or flagship publication (or a commensurate combination of education and experience). Experience in investigative reporting a plus.
- Immaculate writing and editing skills with acute attention to detail, style and grammar, as well as demonstrated ability to produce pithy, appealing and accurate written products.
- Voracious appetite for reading and research and strong investigative skills, including library and online research, as well as the ability to obtain hard-to-find information.
- A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately on tight deadlines.
- Substantial knowledge and understanding of Catholicism and reproductive health issues.
- A high degree of computer literacy, including word processing, desktop publishing, database management and web skills.
- Passion for reproductive rights, religious freedom and the mission of CFC.
Applicants should submit resume, cover letter and two writing samples (no more than 3-5 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: CFC, Managing Editor. (No calls please). PDF format is preferred. Applicants who do not demonstrate knowledge of Catholics for Choice’s work will not be considered.