Posted On: December 7, 2020
Media Organization: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
Funding scientific research
Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission
AFSP is seeking an Assistant Content Writer/Editor to work with our Senior Writer and Social Media Manager in writing and editing assignments and managing the flow of new and existing AFSP content for use in our marketing, website, national blog, social media and more.
The role includes managing and scheduling content for posting on external channels like our national blog, social media and website, in addition to working with staff, volunteers and other external audiences as part of our storytelling efforts. This position includes content management support and assisting in live events for social media. The position will work closely with our senior writer to draft and finalize copy and support more long-term writing projects such as the organization’s annual report, create program and event descriptions and educational content, and edit blog articles; and with our social media manager to assist in copywriting for social media posts, captioning, copywriting for social creative, and paid content.
The ideal candidate for this position will have strong scheduling and project management skills, would have worked with multiple stakeholders (i.e. staff, volunteers, external partners), managed multiple content/copy projects at one time with ease and have the ability to work with internal content experts to communicate clinical or difficult concepts in a way that a general, lay audience can easily understand.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Social Media or Digital Communications, Creative Writing, Advertising
Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working in writing or copywriting field
Highly motivated individual with ability to work in fast, dynamic work environment
Ability to maintain and juggle multiple or competing priorities at one time
Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to listen to and interpret requests and needs
General knowledge of fundamental writing, copy editing and social media principles
Microsoft Suite knowledge a must; Sprout Social knowledge is a plus
Interest or experience in gaming industry is a plus
Ability to work in team dynamic is a plus
Salary and Benefits
22 PTO (vacation, sick, wellness and personal days) your first year of employment (5 additional days 2nd year)
10% employer retirement contribution after 2 years of employment
Flexible Summer Fridays
Low to Mid 50s depending on experience
Submit cover letter, with a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write ContentWriter in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.