Now Hiring: Special Projects Writer - The New York Community Trust
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January 4, 2022   |   By The New York Community Trust
Now Hiring: Special Projects Writer

THE OPPORTUNITY

The New York Community Trust connects past, present, and future generous New Yorkers with vital nonprofits working to make a healthy, equitable, and thriving community for all. In 2024, The Trust will mark its centennial as the community foundation serving New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. This milestone provides a moment to document the institution’s accomplishments; services offered to donors, nonprofits, institutional and government partners; and the positive changes it has helped engender in the community. The centennial also provides an opportunity to look forward and ensure that The Trust has a vital role in making our region better for all.

To prepare for the centennial celebration, The Trust seeks a Special Projects Writer a two-year, full-time, special-projects position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The position writes and edits a range of communications that chronicle The Trust’s century of work and increase visibility of The Trust and its services, particularly for an audience of high net worth individuals and their professional advisors. The writer promotes the impact of The Trust’s grantmaking program and helps maintain and build its legacy and positive reputation.

The writer drafts:

  • Profiles of donors, grantees, and partners to tell the story of The Trust’s 100 years of service.
  • Stories for Grants newsletters that document philanthropic impact, share donor profiles, and provide philanthropic advice to donors.
  • In-depth Spotlight articles, which examine a specific programmatic area of grantmaking (e.g., juvenile justice).
  • Stories for occasional publications from our Long Island and Westchester affiliates.
  • Stories for the Annual Report.
  • Press releases.
  • Speeches, op-eds, and quotes for publication.
  • Short biographies about donors for brochures.
  • Blog posts on philanthropic topics.
  • Organization descriptions and articles for the resource hub on The Trust’s online donor portal, MyNYCT, which is designed to help donors become more effective philanthropists.

The writer also performs other tasks, which may include editing and proofreading, as assigned by the communications director, vice president for philanthropic initiatives, and president.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A clear, concise journalistic style.
  • Exceptional editing skills.
  • Some knowledge of the City, The Trust’s grantmaking areas, and trends in the nonprofit and philanthropic fields.
  • Familiarity with related communications responsibilities such as web and social-media platforms, graphic design, print production, media relations, etc.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with a diverse set of people and issues and work independently.
  • Keen organization skills, the ability to set and achieve goals, and the ability to juggle multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge of grammar and the Associated Press stylebook.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary range is $65,000 to $75,000 and is commensurate with experience. Benefits include subsidized health insurance, 12 paid holidays, and at least four weeks of annual vacation and sick leave. We expect the position will work full-time on-site at The Trust’s midtown office.

The New York Community Trust is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexuality or gender identity, status as a veteran, or disability or on any other federal, state or local protected class.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Joan Reedy, Human Resources, The New York Community Trust by email at jmr@nyct-cfi.org (be sure to include “Special Projects Writer” in the subject of your email) or by mail to 909 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022. No calls please.

Media Contact Information

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Marty Lipp
Communications Director
(212) 889-3963 
mbl@nyct-cfi.org

Amy Wolf
Director of Marketing
(646) 214-1004
aw@nyct-cfi.org

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Media Contact Information

Need help or advice?

Marty Lipp
Communications Director
(212) 889-3963 
mbl@nyct-cfi.org

Amy Wolf
Director of Marketing
(646) 214-1004
aw@nyct-cfi.org

Get our media kit

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