Location: Washington, DC or remote
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Communications Director 

Position Description

Demand Justice Initiative seeks a managing editor/senior writer to help educate the public about the dangers posed by the the politicization of the courts. The person in this role will edit original analysis and commentary about the court system and write their own reported and opinion pieces on a regular basis. 

The person in this role will: 

  • Author regular content reporting and commenting on the courts, judicial nominations, and policy debates about structural reform of the judiciary. 
  • Help to brainstorm content ideas and make assignments to other staff and contributors on these same subjects. 
  • Fact-check and edit for clarity and accuracy other contributors’ writing on the courts.
  • Ensure all final copy is ready for publication, appropriate for target audiences, and consistent with style guidelines. 
  • Coordinate with authors to improve content and style where needed. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date style guide for Demand Justice Initiative’s written products.
  • Identify corresponding visuals for written products, in partnership with Demand Justice Initiative’s creative team. 

The person in this role will need to be: 

  • A strong writer who can write clearly and accurately about complex topics under tight deadlines. 
  • A sharp copy editor. 
  • A good researcher who is excited to learn more about the federal court system and the law. 
  • Passionate about Demand Justice Initiative’s work 

Experience with professional writing or copyediting is preferred, and experience working for a publication is a plus. 

Compensation and Benefits 

The salary range for this position is $80,000-100,000 as well as a generous benefits package. 

How to Apply 

Email your resume and cover letter and a writing sample to j[email protected] with “Editor/Writer” in the subject line.

Demand Justice Initiative is dedicated to building a team of diverse individuals and committed to providing a workplace of mutual respect and inclusion. 

Hiring Statement 

Demand Justice is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.