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

Position Description

Demand Justice Initiative seeks a Supreme Court Writing Fellow to write news analysis about Supreme Court decisions and other major court-related news. The person in this role will write regular posts analyzing court decisions and shining a light on the threat to democracy and justice posed by the politicization of the courts. 

The person in this role will need to be: 

  • A strong writer who can distill complicated legal issues for a general audience.
  •  A sharp analyst who can quickly pull out the most important information from a complicated opinion. 
  • A strong researcher who can get up to speed on a wide variety of legal and policy issues. 
  • Able to write quickly and accurately under tight deadlines. 
  • Committed to the mission of exposing the dangers posed by the politicization of the U.S. judicial system 
  • Interested in writing with voice and perspective to make the dangers of the current Court accessible to the general public. 

Substantial knowledge of the law is required for this position. We will consider applicants with a J.D. or with professional experience writing about the law. 

It may be possible to fill this role on a part-time basis alongside other work or studies, but substantial flexibility would be required to write in response to breaking news. If you would seek to fill this role on a part-time basis, please describe your other commitments in your cover letter. 

Compensation and Benefits 

Expected full time salary range would be $60,000-$70,000 with a part time salary negotiable.

How to Apply 

Email your resume and cover letter and a writing sample to j[email protected] with “Supreme Court Writing Fellowship” 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.