Communications Writer

Administrative Renton, Washington


Description

You are a writer. Writing is not only your passion but your career. You are versatile: comfortable writing catchy short-form copy and social media but also excited to dive in to tell longer-form stories in a journalism feature style. You are comfortable conducting interviews with both skill and compassion, whether over the phone, in person, or via teleconference. You understand how to write to engage your audience. The inverted pyramid is your friend. Your red pen is revered. And most of all, you are ready to put your talents to work for an organization where you will feel proud of its mission and purpose.

If this sounds like you, you are encouraged to apply for the position of part-time Communications Writer for the Northwest Center Communications Team.

Our ideal Communications Writer is ready to work with people who have a true passion for our mission in a creative and supportive environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to work life. You’ll get to know truly some of the best people you’ve ever worked with—the Kids and Employment Services teams who work directly with the families and individuals we serve, and the kids, families, jobseekers, employees, business partners, and supporters whose stories we tell. 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a minimum of five samples of your previous writing work with your application—you may attach digital samples or link to an online portfolio. Applications that do not include writing samples will not be considered for this role.

Position: Communications Writer

Schedule: Part-Time

Wage: 
$33-40 per hour DOE

Location: 
Renton, WA


Benefits: 

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Retirement 401(K) with a company match
  • Additional Floating Holidays, Parental Leave, Paid Compassion Leave, and Paid Holidays
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Northwest Center is proud to offer its staff an income Protection Benefit to those potentially affected by COVID-19.

Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here: http://www.nwcbenefits.com/


Essential Functions:

  • Interviewing NWC leadership, staff, supporters, and subject matter experts for communications.
  • Planning, writing, and editing stories for our quarterly newsletter.
  • Developing, writing, and editing content for websites, digital marketing assets, social media, presentations, and other projects.
  • Writing press releases for internal and external audiences.
  • Writing awards entries to recognize the work of our employees and business partners.
  • Working across multiple divisions of NWC (including services for people with disabilities, internal communications, marketing, HR, recruiting, or one of our owned businesses) to create new materials or to proofread and edit existing materials.
  • Shepherding content through review, editing, and production process.
  • The Communications Writer may need to occasionally travel to various locations (in and around Seattle) to gather information, conduct interviews for stories, and/or assist with relevant activities.
  • There is potential for work to expand to full-time as our organization grows.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of five years of paid writing experience in marketing, communications, journalism, or advertising.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to write for different audiences in the appropriate voice and tone.
  • Enjoys working on a highly collaborative team as well as independently.

 

About Us:
Northwest Center is an organization that provides services for people with disabilities from cradle through career and was founded in 1965 by Washington parents of children with disabilities. Northwest Center operates several businesses that support this mission of inclusion.

As a Northwest Center employee, you will join an inclusive workforce where people with and without disabilities work side by side. Though we operate a variety of businesses and services, our culture is One Northwest Center, where everyone is connected, valued, included, and welcomed, and where we live our core values:

  • We Value a Growth Mindset
  • We Unlock Potential
  • We Celebrate Progress


Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need any assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process, please contact us at 
[email protected].

At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.