Writer [part-time]

Fair Food Network is looking for an experienced, part-time Writer to join our growing communications team. Are you a strategic thinker and skilled writer who thrives breaking complex topics into sticky copy? A passionate storyteller equally able to write compelling long-form narratives and pithy e-news updates? A social-do-gooder (or aspiring one) with an easy sense of humor who wants to use your formidable skills to improve lives? Well then, read on.

The part-time Writer will work for Fair Food Network 25-30 hours per week and is responsible for creating original content for three brands: Fair Food Network, Double Up Food Bucks which connects with low-income Michigan residents, and Michigan Good Food Fund, which serves good food entrepreneurs with a focus on BIPOC-led businesses. They will write compelling content and collaborate with the Content Marketing Manager to develop an effective strategy for sharing it with key audiences. They will bring knowledge or a strong interest in writing about food, health, and economic equity alongside experience communicating with the brands’ priority audiences. The part-time Writer will be an embedded member of the Communications Team, working closely with that team as well as program and fundraising teams.

About Fair Food Network

From farms to families, Fair Food Network connects people to the power of food to grow community health and wealth. Our signature program, Double Up Food Bucks, serves as a national model for healthy food incentives by doubling the buying power of SNAP recipients, helping families bring home more fruits and vegetables while boosting business for local farmers. Through Fair Food Fund, our impact investing arm, we invest in early stage-entrepreneurs who are strengthening communities and local economies through food. Together, we are pioneering and proving innovations that can be owned locally and scaled nationally, for lasting change in communities across the country.

Responsibilities

  • Utilizing your excellent written and verbal communication skills, write conscientious content with an understanding of asset framing in your work
  • Conceive and write memorable content, with fluency between long-form and short-form writing, and ability to shift tone and style across brands and audiences
  • Serve as lead content creator for fundraising and investor relations materials including program overviews, advocacy documents, case statements, funder appeals, Fair Food Fund quarterly reports, and Fair Food Network annual reports among other materials
  • Lead organizational storyteller identifying and cultivating story ideas from across the organization; interview program teams and partners to generate ideas and stories.
  • Serve as a copy editor, reviewing materials from case studies to social media posts for grammar, style, consistency, tone, and flow; work with team to revise drafts as needed to elevate thesis and key messages
  • Serve as an in-house communications expert for program teams and their partners, providing content development support and technical assistance as needed

What You’ll Need

  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Relevant experience communicating with our priority audiences
  • Excellent writing skills with ability to pivot between short, snappy headlines and longer form storytelling initiatives
  • Ability to gracefully pivot when needed, prioritize competing priorities, and responsively collaborate across teams while delivering results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-initiative and time management in a fast-paced environment
  • Display and demonstrate passion and professional and personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness

Even Better

  • Passion for storytelling and narrative change
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • Familiarity with fundraising communications
  • Familiarity in multimedia content creation (podcasts, videos, etc.)
  • Experience with online project management and content calendars (Asana a plus)
  • Desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Deeply inspired Fair Food Network’s mission

The Rewards

  • Work with passionate, dedicated people
  • Apply your skills for social change
  • Competitive, comprehensive benefits package including full health benefits, a 401K match, family leave, an open PTO policy, and professional development opportunities

Join Us!

The part-time writer will report to Fair Food Network’s Communications Director, Andi Nank, and be joined by two other communications staff focusing on content marketing and design. This position is negotiable between 25-30 hours per week with one day per week spent at the Ann Arbor office and the rest of the week working remotely. The benefits package is available to employees who work 30 hours or more per week. Salary starts at $36,000 and is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and complete a questionnaire here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.