Digital Writer & Editor, Cities4Forests

Communications & Engagement Washington, DC, United States


About the Program:

Cities4Forests is an initiative led by the World Resource Institute. This initiative supports cities around the globe to recognize their interdependence with the world’s forests and use their own political, economic, and cultural power to protect and manage those forests for human well-being. We help our over 80 cities better conserve, manage, and restore their inner forests (such as city trees, urban parks and natural areas), nearby forests (such as watersheds), and faraway forests (especially tropical forests). We raise awareness of the benefits of forests and other natural infrastructure (especially for climate, water, biodiversity, and human health and well-being). We do this by inspiring political action and engagement, providing technical assistance and capacity building, and facilitating economic analysis, finance, and investment.

Job Highlight:

You will provide editorial support to the Cities4Forests communications team throughout their website refresh process and upcoming launches. Using both creative and technical expertise, you will write, edit, finalize, and publish web pages, blogs, and other editorial products as needed. This is a limited-term contract position, likely to end in March 2023. You will be supported by various members of the Cities4Forests team, WRI’s Core Communications team, and an external web development vendor. You will report to Cities4Forests’ Communications Specialist.

This position is fully remote.


What you will do:

Editorial Support (75%)

  • Write, edit, update, and publish web pages (likely in WordPress), ensuring consistent tone, style, and grammar across Cities4Forests’ web presence
  • Write, edit, finalize, and post blogs about Cities4Forests’ work on both the Cities4Forests website and Insights, WRI’s flagship editorial channel
  • Write, edit, and provide support for communications assets related to the launch of the upcoming Better Forests, Better Cities report, such as blogs, emails, and social media posts
  • Conduct photo research as needed

Project Management (25%)

  • Keep track of various documents and project status for both the website refresh and the Better Forests, Better Cities report launch via organizational tools like Excel and Asana
  • Communicate with the Cities4Forests team, other WRI staff members, and our external web vendor to keep deliverables on track.

What you will need:

 

  • Education: You have a completed Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, or a related field;
  • Experience: You have a minimum of 5 years full-time relevant work experience in writing, editing, and proofreading, ideally with a focus on digital editorial products and a demonstrated ability to communicate technical topics in a clear, digestible way;
  • You are familiar with CMS systems like WordPress and Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to keep track of multiple deliverables.
  • A basic understanding of HTML is strongly preferred.
  • Languages: Verbal and written English fluency required.
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.


How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with a cover letter by the date of  November 18th, 2022; Applicants must
apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

About Us: Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.


Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

 

Our culture: WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.