Writer

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Full Time
✍️ Redacción / Contenido
writing
email blasts
blog posts
press releases
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About Laudato Si’ Movement


Laudato Si’ Movement serves the Catholic family worldwide to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical letter into action for climate and ecological justice. Laudato Si’ Movement’s grassroots movement-building efforts draw on the combined gifts of nearly 800 member organizations and thousands of grassroots volunteers help bring the Laudato Si’ message to life.

 

About the position


Stories move us, and we’re looking for a storyteller. LSM is a digital-first organization, and that means that our words matter. Whether it’s a new supporter’s first look at our website or a current supporter’s invitation to deeper action, our service to the community depends on the written word.

 

LSM’s values are conveyed in pieces that prioritize frontline communities, convey the gravity of the climate crisis, draw from the deep well of Catholic teaching, and inspire us to take action.

 

If your writing is compelling, thoughtful, and grammatical, then you’re the writer we’re searching for. This is a fantastic opportunity to write for an organization that is reaching new communities and developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

 

Areas of responsibility:


The writer’s key duties are as follow:


  • Writing LSM’s blog posts, email blasts, toolkits, webpages, and more;
  • Developing new pieces from scratch based on notes from a meeting;
  • Editing pieces based on conversations with the original authors;
  • Building stories, add events, and add photos online;
  • Fleshing out pieces based on bullet points; and
  • Helping LSM’s communications team achieve its goals of developing Catholic eco-spirituality, mobilizing grassroots audiences to take action, and changing the conversation about climate change in the public sphere.

 

Requirements

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • have experience in writing for a grassroots organization;
  • have experience in delivering large-scale organizing and advocacy goals via written materials;
  • comply with grammatical and syntactical norms and write in a range of tones and styles;
  • be able to write for diverse formats, including email blasts, blog posts, press releases, and webpages;
  • have a strategic mindset about what to include in a piece so that it achieves larger objectives;
  • have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and
  • be comfortable working in a Catholic environment that is grounded in the values of Laudato Si’.

 

Candidates will ideally meet the following criteria:

  • have at least two years’ experience in writing for a national or international grassroots advocacy organization or catholic institutions; and
  • be familiar with spirituality around environmental action and climate change.

 

Languages


  • English native required
  • Strongly preferred fluent in Spanish

 

Location:


  • Anywhere

 

Type:

  • Full-time position

 

Work environment


This position will be located at home or in an office, depending on the location.

 

To apply:


Please submit a portfolio of writing that you have done professionally. The portfolio should include an email blast to a grassroots audience and a blog post. Please paste the text of these pieces into a single document; additionally, please provide links to their public locations, if available.

 

Please also submit a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and a video introducing yourself and explaining the Laudato Si key messages. The video has to be recorded in English and no more than 3 minutes of length. 


For submitting the video, we recommend you to upload and save your video with your name in your personal Google Drive. Then, change the settings of the video to: “anyone with the link can view”. Copy the link in the application form. You can also use other platforms (such as Dropbox, Youtube, Dailymotion, etc) for sharing your video link.


Deadline: January 15, 2022

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