Job:

Creative Content Writer

Posted on: March 7, 2019

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) advocates for the improvement of public education by creating the conditions that allow high-quality charter public schools to grow, thrive, and serve students and families well. We believe the key conditions are informed community members supporting elected officials who enact laws providing equitable funding and accountability, and authorizers complying with the law and following transparent policies and practices for school oversight.  

INCS advocates with elected officials, local school districts and other charter public school authorizers, supports nascent and existing school staff and organizes parents and communities. INCS’ advocacy efforts are supported by our communications, development, and operations teams.  The organization is based in Chicago, where most Illinois’ charter schools are located.  

DESCRIPTION  

INCS is looking for a freelance writer to create compelling blogs, feature stories, social media and web copy. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of producing pieces that increase engagement and drive leads. This position requires a high level of creativity, as well as the ability to use data-driven insights. The successful candidate should also be detail-oriented and committed to meeting tight deadlines. Preference will be given to those with a strong writing portfolio and relevant work experience. The candidate will work on a per-assignment basis and be compensated accordingly. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Regularly produce blogs, articles/feature stories, social media posts, and other content types as assigned. 
  • Assist with research and information-gathering to support INCS’ editorial/storytelling efforts and trends assessment. 

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE 

  • An interest in current education trends on a local and national level  
  • Excellent writing and editing skills  
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality on writing assignments 
  • Experience with social media 
  • Ability to work independently as a highly-organized selfstarter 

START DATE As soon as possible. 

HOW TO APPLYInterested candidates should submit their resumes to Melissa Ramirez Cooper at mramirezcooper@incschools.org. Please include three writing samples—550-word blogs and/or 600-word feature stories.