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Development Writer

Posted: November 20, 2014


Indefinite Contract Part-time

Washington, D.C., 20001, USA

Experience Required: 3-5 Years


Degree Required: BA/BS/Undergraduate

The Development Writer creates written documents for the Newseum’s fundraising programs and campaign. Under the direction of the Campaign Director, the Development Writer:

• Researches and writes grant proposals
• Creates campaign materials
• Creates material related to the promotion of the Newseum’s fundraising programs: Press Pass membership, Friends of the First Amendment Society, Corporate Engagement Program, Major Gifts and Legacy Society
• Researches and writes cover letters, acknowledgements, and related documents as needed
• Assists in strategic communications documents
• Performs other duties related to the goals of the Development Team as assigned

Professional Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with 3-5 years of development writing experience
• A proven track record in writing and producing persuasive fundraising material
• Experience conducting interviews for the purposes of gathering information
• Mature judgment, discretion and professionalism in researching and communicating information
• Scrupulous attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to make connections strategically
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills
• A work ethic that is self-motivated, reliable and detail-oriented
• Excellent computer skills
• A passion for the First Amendment

This is a full-time position.

This is a part-time, as needed position. The position is available now until Dec. 31. 2015 and has potential for renewal. While some in person meetings would be necessary, this position could be carried out largely from home.

The Newseum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions:
Please send your resume, a letter of interest and the names, contact information and affiliations of three references to: Please attach these materials as ONE document or PDF and name it LastName_FirstName.

Contact Person: Emily Nicholson

Phone: 2022926282

Museum Website:

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