Job Openings at MoveOn.org

MoveOn is looking for superstars to join our team and help win some huge, exciting fights in 2014 and beyond. We’ll be battling for policies that serve the 99%, resisting Republican attacks on our communities, supporting progressive candidates, breaking ground with new organizing strategies and technology, and much more. We’re going big. To make it all happen, we’re hiring for these positions.

Election Fundraising Writer

MoveOn is looking for a rock-star email writer to help power the fundraising that will make MoveOn’s Save the Senate election mobilization campaign a reality.

You’ll be in the thick of the 24-hour news cycle, paying attention to breaking news developments that could form the next hook for a breakout fundraiser; working alongside MoveOn’s team of campaign directors; and writing copy for emails that will go out to MoveOn’s 8 million members.

Ready to help us save the Senate?   Find out more about this position and apply today!

AllStar

MoveOn is a community of millions of Americans from all walks of life.  Our tiny staff team works to support our members in making their voices heard in our democracy — using innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.We hire the most innovative, experienced, and dedicated team members to ensure our member’s small dollar contributions enable winning campaigns.

In addition to the specific jobs posted on our website, we’re always looking for allstars – innovative, entrepreneurial, and accomplished applicants — who may not be a fit for one of our posted jobs, but want to find a way to bring their many years of experience, demonstrated talent, and vision to MoveOn.

Maybe that’s you. So tell us your story! Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter. We get a high volume of interested applicants, but we’ll get back to you if we can see an immediate fit between your skills and passions and what we have in the pipeline for the year.

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Full Job Descriptions

Election Fundraising Writer

MoveOn is looking for a rock-star email writer to help power the fundraising that will make MoveOn’s Save the Senate election mobilization campaign a reality.

You’ll be in the thick of the 24-hour news cycle, paying attention to breaking news developments that could form the next hook for a breakout fundraiser; working alongside MoveOn’s team of campaign directors; and writing copy for emails that will go out to MoveOn’s 8 million members.

Position Overview: To write successful fundraisers at MoveOn, you’ll need to be able to write about our elections program—and the related campaigns we’re running—in an exciting, accessible way.

This includes both fast-paced work and also disciplined work.

You’ll need to be able to take input from our campaigns team about projects in process, write multiple drafts, take input, and finalize emails for sending — all on a tight schedule (e.g., often that looks like drafting in the morning for sending to test audiences that afternoon, and sending to our full list the following day).

Ideally, you’ll also be able to proactively identify rapid response campaign ideas — based on the external news environment, and your own political acumen — to help come up with exciting rapid response campaign ideas, and convert those ideas into fundraising narratives and drafts.

Requirements: Our Elections Fundraising Writer must be able to write compelling fundraisers for a MoveOn audience specifically. Our approach is to engage our members as the thoughtful, sophisticated political actors and observers that they are—we think of writing emails as a “to-a-friend” project. You need to be able to write drafts with the depth and detail that that demands.

Experience writing for an online audience about online campaigns is a big plus, since many of our fundraising drafts are campaign-driven. Electoral fundraising experience may be helpful too. But, in addition to all that, we will heavily weigh your actual writing.

Other skills that are helpful, but not required, include:

  1. Attention to detail: The ability to quickly move through a long checklist to get a draft out the door.
  2. Technology: An understanding of basic analytics and experience with CRMs.
  3. Leadership: A track record of starting or running big, bold projects — showing you’ve got the entrepreneurial spirit to help MoveOn’s election program reach the next level.

If you have exceptional skills as a writer and a campaigner, and you’re excited to help bring in millions of dollars for MoveOn this election cycle, then we encourage you to apply.

Timeline: ASAP. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, starting immediately, with a decision made as early as August 21. As long as the position is posted at www.moveon.org/jobs, we are still accepting applications.

Term and Salary: The position lasts until January 2, 2015, with a possibility for extension to a longer-term role at MoveOn. Salary is highly competitive and includes benefits. While a full-time staff position is preferred, a part-time or consulting role may be considered.

How to apply:Click here to submit your application. Because your writing will weigh heavily in our decision, we’ll need your resume and 2 short writing samples of your previous work (1 page maximum each), plus a writing assignment.

Click here for the writing assignment.