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Company: Race Forward
Address: Oakland, CA
Title: Colorlines Staff Writer/Blogger
Reports to: Senior Editorial Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $76,500-81,600
Tentative Start Date: March 8, 2021
About Race Forward
Race Forward’s mission is to catalyze movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial democratic society free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.
Since 1981, Race Forward has brought a systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. In 2017 Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion to become the new Race Forward.
The staff writer/blogger creates generalized (i.e., more than one beat) in-house content for Colorlines. This role covers multiple areas for our daily news site-from pop culture to stories on health disparities to other pressing issues facing communities of color-and is focused on writing content that resonates with Colorlines readers. A large part of this role is focused on bringing a racial justice analysis to the news cycle.
The staff writer will be responsible for crafting timely pitches and thoughtfully exploring unique and compelling angles that speak to racial justice and equity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:
Qualifications and Experience
This position requires long periods of time at a desk on a computer and may require time outside of normal business hours. Willing and able to travel up to 5-10% of time as necessary based on need.
How to Apply
External Applicants: To apply for this position, please click the link below. To ensure full consideration, please be sure to include both a cover letter and resume with your application.
Race Forward provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.