Full Time Job

Development Writer


Washington, DC 04-02-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

NPR Development is seeking a development writer to join our growing Donor Communications and Stewardship team. Managing a portfolio of projects, this person will write and produce materials that demonstrate the impact of NPR's work and mission, with a goal of driving donor engagement and supporting all stages of the donor lifecycle. The ideal candidate will be curious, creative and highly collaborative, with a strong foundation in fundraising communications best practices. Graphic design experience is preferred.

• Write compelling donor materials, including impact reports, stewardship pieces, newsletters, web content and other materials;
• Provide writing and editing support for the development division;
• Manage the production and distribution of digital donor communications, including newsletters, donor emails, and donor-specific online features for NPR's website;
• In collaboration with team members, maintain and curate a database of graphics and photographs for use in communications materials;
• Support division-wide knowledge management by organizing newsroom updates, program announcements, audience insights and other relevant data;
• Collaborate with colleagues across NPR, including other teams within Development, Marketing and Communications, our newsroom, among others.

• 3 years of nonprofit development writing experience, proposal and grant writing experience preferred
• Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills
• Able to write for different audiences and platforms (print, web, social media)
• Ability to synthesize complex information into clear, inspiring language
• Highly organized with attentiveness to detail and strict adherence to deadlines
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work under pressure
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a sense of humor

• Graphic design skills, including document layout and basic photo editing
• Experience developing infographics, data visualizations and short video
• Salesforce or equivalent database experience
• Experience with digital and email marketing and SEO (strong digital literacy a plus)


Bachelor's degree or equivalent in work experience preferred

• Remote Permitted: This is a remote permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location that NPR approves.

• This is a full time, exempt position.


Salary Range: The US based anticipated salary range for this opportunity is $90,000 - $100,000 plus benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.

Benefits: NPR offers access to comprehensive benefits for employees and dependents. Regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week are eligible to enroll in NPR's benefits options. Benefits include access to health and wellness, paid time off, and financial well-being. Plan options include medical, dental, vision, life/ accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, short-term disability, and voluntary retirement savings to all eligible NPR employees.

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The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.

NPR Pay Range

$90,000 - $100,000 USD

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Salary Details
Salary Range: $90,000 to $100,000 Per Year ($ USD)
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