August 1, 2022

Senior Writer and Researcher – Americans for Fair Treatment – Virtual Office

Americans for Fair Treatment
August 1, 2022
Virtual Office, United States of America
Job Type


Senior Writer and Researcher

Americans for Fair Treatment

Virtual Office

About Us:

Americans for Fair Treatment (AFFT) exists to help public sector employees understand their constitutional rights around union membership and to provide or connect those employees with resources to help defend and execute their rights.

AFFT is a growing organization with ample opportunity for advancement. We offer benefits, including generous PTO and FMLA plans and a retirement plan with employer match.

We look for team members who are driven, self-motivated, and want to learn from others. Our team is passionate about constitutional rights, individual freedom, and personal responsibility.

The Senior Writer and Researcher Opportunity:

AFFT seeks an accomplished writer, journalist, or policy analyst, who is knowledgeable about public sector unions and free-market public policy solutions. A general understanding of trends in state and municipal governments in the Northeast is welcome but not required.

This is a 40-hour per week position that reports to the National Executive Director. The position is virtual.

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to content idea generation, stay informed of current developments related to public sector unions in the U.S.
  • Write op-eds, short news articles, and policy briefs. These pieces may be published under the author’s name, or they may be written in partnership with AFFT executive staffers for publication
  • Conduct basic research to identify newsworthy topics and trends in labor reform and public sector unionization
  • Prepare remarks for public testimony in state and federal legislatures
  • Advise AFFT executive team on preparation for media interviews; participate in media interviews when appropriate
  • Collaborate with an assortment of researchers and public sector employees to create written content

Job Skills & Qualifications:

  • Accomplished writer, journalist, or policy analyst
  • 10 or more years of experience as a writer, journalist, or in the public policy field
  • Understanding of trends in state and municipal governments in the Northeast is preferred but not required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with media
  • Body of publication related to public policy, government affairs, or politics
  • Understand and support AFFT’s mission and values
  • First-rate writing and editing skills
  • Excellent command of grammar, tone, and AP style
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Adept at distilling dense material, specifically public documents, public-policy research, and academic publications
  • Proficient writer with an ability to write in multiple formats and voices
  • Expansive research skills with a focus on interpreting findings from public documents and uncovering newsworthy topics
  • High initiative level requiring only area guidance

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are qualified for this position, why you are passionate about Americans for Fair Treatment’s mission, and your salary requirements
  • Resume

Submit your application to Talent Market via this link:

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement, at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.


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