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Development Writer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Environmental Defense Fund
Contact Name
Telephone 1-800-684-3322
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problem...a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned nationwide. Today, we’re one of the world's leading environmental organizations. In the U.S., Fortune magazine called our board one of the country's most influential nonprofit boards. You can see the jobs of the EDF on their website.
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You are a versatile writer who can present complex ideas in clear, lively, concise and compelling prose for diverse donor audiences. You thrive on managing multiple projects at large, fast-moving organizations.  As one of several development writers in the donor communications group, you will be responsible for preparing proposals, reports, brochures, fact sheets, mass e-mails, teleconference scripts, Power Point presentations, and other collateral materials on one or more of EDF’s program areas, mostly likely within our climate and energy program. You will serve as a conduit of information between the development team and the program areas you cover. A background in science or the energy sector is a plus. You will report to the director of donor communications and work closely with program, development, and marketing and communications colleagues to create persuasive fundraising materials. 


Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:

  • Articulating program work and vision for different donor audiences
  • Gathering information, graphics and photographs to use in donor communications
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships across the organization
  • Identifying needs for new or revised materials



  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus
  • 5-7 years professional writing experience
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research, analyze and grasp complex information
  • Experience creating persuasive or fundraising communications material a plus
  • Experience at a fast-paced work environment — coming up to speed quickly on stories and juggling multiple assignments on deadline
  • Background in science or the energy sector, as well as familiarity with environmental issues will be a plus
  • Motivation to develop relationships and work collaboratively across the organization
  • Ability to produce high-quality documents with an attention to detail
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