Staff Writer

Date PostedFebruary 13, 2018
Job StatusFull-time
Salary50k–65k annually, commensurate with experience

February 2018

Just Detention International (JDI) is recruiting a Staff Writer to work in its Los Angeles office. JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. The Staff Writer will form part of JDI’s communications team and report to JDI’s Communications Director.

Key Staff Writer Responsibilities:

  • Help develop communications strategies to advance JDI’s mission and goals
  • Working with the Communications Director, formulate JDI’s position on critical issues
  • Write JDI press releases, fact sheets, research reports, Action Updatearticles, and other core communications materials
  • Plan and develop content for JDI’s website, social media platforms, and emails to supporters
  • Draft op-eds, letters to the editor, and other statements for the media
  • Write and edit JDI program reports and training materials
  • Write and edit fundraising letters and donor reports
  • Interview survivors, JDI supporters, and key program partners, as needed, to develop JDI communications and program materials


  • Exceptional writing skills
  • BA or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum five years of professional experience as a journalist/writer
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding computer skills and a sharp eye for design
  • Basic knowledge of design tools (Photoshop, InDesign) and website content management systems are a plus, but not required
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Passionate commitment to protecting the human rights of all people
  • Comfort addressing sexual violence, ability to work sensitively with trauma survivors, and willingness to work inside detention facilities
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

The salary range for this position is 50k–65k annually, commensurate with experience. JDI offers generous benefits and paid vacation.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applications will be kept confidential.

JDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. People of color, LGBT candidates, and former inmates are encouraged to apply.

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