11 May 2012

Job Opening: Senior Writer for Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative (Washington, DC)

Post date: 11 May 2012
(Note: Job responsibilities include conducting research and writing articles on faith-related policy issues such as LGBT equality, including immigration, poverty, the environment, economic inequality, family and work, reproductive health and rights, culture, and national security.)

The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Writer to work with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative and related policy and communications teams.

Reports to: Director of Faith and Progress Policy Initiative

Department: Domestic Policy

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt, full-time

  • Write rapid-response posts on pressing faith-related news and issues.
  • Conduct research and write articles on faith-related policy issues, including immigration, poverty, the environment, economic inequality, family and work, LGBT equality, reproductive health and rights, culture, and national security.
  • Conduct research and write major reports and studies on faith-related policy issues.
  • Create and manage social media campaigns.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on joint projects.
  • Other projects as assigned.

  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Expertise on religion, progressivism, policy issues, and politics.
  • Familiarity with faith-based leaders and communities.
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter, creative thinker, flexible writer, and able to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled in team work and collaborating with colleagues.
  • Familiarity with the Faith Initiative and CAP; commitment to their mission and goals.

  • Minimum three years of experience as a writer/reporter/journalist in relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of HTML, RSS, social networking/bookmarking, and media monitoring.


American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org. Or you may write to:

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor – Domestic Policy Search
Washington, DC 20005

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