Writer

Basecamp Strategy, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted February 11, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50,000 to $55,000
Website https://www.basecampstrategy.com/

Description:

Write high quality, compelling digital content that raises money for Democratic candidates and causes - Writer at Basecamp Strategy, Washington, D.C.

About us: 

Basecamp Strategy is a fast-growing digital fundraising firm taking a new approach to communication. We know that high-quality content drives stronger performance—and we’ve proved it through our work with amazing candidates and organizations, including Adair Ford Boroughs (SC-02); Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05); Bob Ferguson (WA Attorney General); ASPIRE, which supports Democratic AAPI candidates across the country; the Washington State Democratic Party; and others!

Unlike at most digital firms, our writers don’t have to spend their time pulling stats or coding emails in HTML. Our team is made up of highly collaborative specialists - we’ve got other members of the team who are experts in coding, managing client relationships, and operations, so our writers can spend their time doing the writing they love to do. 

As a firm, we fully believe that you should be able to change the world, enjoy your time doing so, and be paid a salary that supports your life outside of work all at the same time.  

 

About YOU: 

You know how high the stakes are for this election, and you know how essential it is for Democrats to raise enough money to compete against the Trump fundraising machine. So your dream job is writing digital content that will motivate Democrats across the country to give our candidates and causes the best possible chance of succeeding. 

You have experience on your resume in communications, press, journalism, or writing in another field. You like writing a lot, and you don’t mind working under deadline. 

You don’t have to have previous fundraising experience, but you do have to want your content to raise a lot of money for Democrats. Our writers refresh ActBlue for email results almost as often as our fundraisers do. It’s instant feedback on how compelling your work is, and you’ll work with the fundraising strategists and editorial team to hone the message and raise even more to take on Trump and the GOP.

You should also have a keen attention to detail, the ability to prioritize several tasks without letting anything fall through the cracks, love a collaborative fast-paced work environment, hold yourself to a high standard of work, and have a passion for electing kickass Democrats!

 

Additional details: 

Our office is located in Washington, D.C. We’re deeply committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse work environment, and supporting every member of our team—we want you to grow and excel here.

Starting salary is $50,000 for this position.

 

How to apply:

Send us an email at jobs@basecampstrategy.com. In the subject line, include your full name and the words “Writer.” Attach your resume and portfolio (or if you don’t have a portfolio, at least three of your best works). In the body of the email, in lieu of a cover letter, answer the following questions:

  1. In 100 words or less, what do you think is the most fucked up thing about Donald Trump’s presidency?
     

  2. In 100 words or less, why are you excited about writing fundraising messages for Democratic candidates and causes?

We want to make sure you love this position! So, we ask all finalists to get their hands dirty to make sure this is the right fit. During the application process, we might ask you to freelance write a handful of messages for us.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.