Senior Writer/Editor


Columbus, Ohio

Date Posted March 13, 2023
Industry Newsletters, Nonprofit
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


SSTI, a national nonprofit organization that strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, seeks a Senior Writer/Editor to serve as the lead writer for SSTI content. This position is ideal for someone who’s passionate about writing; has top-notch writing and editing skills, including the ability to shift style and tone from journalistic (straight news to feature pieces) to report preparation; and, enjoys the challenge of translating complex information to easily understandable prose.

The Senior Writer/Editor will: write news stories for our website and weekly newsletter; track primary and secondary news sources to develop story ideas; work with SSTI staff to produce and distribute our weekly newsletter and other publications; prepare feature pieces on case studies of the results from tech-based economic development programs (including human interest stories on companies created as a result of our members’ work); edit SSTI online and print publications for grammar and style; interview economic development practitioners to capture and share lessons learned; and, work with SSTI members to develop materials to increase understanding of the tech-based economic development community and its impact.

What you need for this position: Great writing, editing, research and communication skills; the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work both independently and as part of a committed team; dedication to creating a quality product; a proven track record of success; and, a strong understanding of how federal, state and local government functions. Experience in entrepreneurship, economic development or business communications strongly preferred. MailChimp, HTML/CSS and Adobe Creative Suite/Canva experience preferred. BA in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field preferred.

This is a full-time remote position. While SSTI is based in Columbus, OH, we have employees in several states. We offer a generous benefits package, flexible work schedule and salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample (or link to writing sample portfolio) to: or via mail to: SSTI Human Resources, 5015 Pine Creek Drive, Westerville, OH 43081  The position will remain open until filled.

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