Jobs and Internships
The Institute for Policy Studies is a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. We believe progress occurs when people and movements come together to act on powerful ideas based on equity, peace, and the protection of our planet. Since 1963, we have been challenging corrupt power structures that undermine a true democracy. Today, we are uniting people and movements around real, transformational change through independent research, networking across issues, and visionary platforms.
IPS is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.
Inequality Editorial Manager
Inequality Editorial Manager
Reports To: Global Economy Project Director
Salary: $50,000 – $54,000 depending on experience, with excellent benefits (see below)
FTE: Full-Time position, located in Washington, DC once the office re-opens
Position Overview: The Inequality team at the Institute for Policy Studies works with partners to reverse the maldistribution of income and wealth that is undermining our democracy, fraying our social fabric, and destroying our planet. What we do:
- Partner with grassroots and policy organizations to develop and advocate for policy changes that reduce inequality.
- Publicize timely and compelling statistics, research, and analysis through our Inequality.org website and accompanying weekly newsletter.
- Elevate the profiles of diverse champions in the battle against extreme inequality by disseminating their stories, strategies, and lessons through the media.
- Conduct in-depth original research, with particular expertise on drivers of economic inequality, including tax policy, labor exploitation, executive pay, Wall Street speculation, and the racial wealth divide.
- Disrupt the narratives that legitimate our current levels of extreme inequality by unpacking common myths and building powerful counter-narratives.
- Operate as the managing editor of the Inequality.org website and weekly newsletter, ensuring that the content stays fresh and meets high-quality standards for a broad, general audience
- Work with other IPS staff to promote Inequality.org content on social media
- Solicit and edit submissions from activists and scholars to expand the corps of contributors to Inequality.org
- Coordinate a team including the IPS website manager, digital communications strategist, and other staff to monitor the Inequality.org website and newsletter analytics and develop strategies for expanding our reach
- Help develop and maintain an Inequality.org style guide and technical guide
- Work with an IPS team to produce reports, articles, interactive graphics, and other materials that are useful for the key campaigns of low-wage and immigrant worker organizations and other social movement groups working to reverse extreme inequality
- At least three years of experience, with a strong track record of high-quality writing, editing, and proofreading on deadline for a mass audience
- Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field
- Familiarity with the key drivers of inequality in the United States and globally
- Ability to develop strong working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and writing abilities
- Experience working with a WordPress online content management system, Adobe Creative Suite software products (especially Photoshop), and newsletter databases like EveryAction, as well as a basic knowledge of HTML
- Demonstrated success with expanding an organization’s Twitter reach and reach of other social media outlets
- Experience with Google Analytics and other analytical tools for the online environment
Excellent benefits including generous vacation, 403(b) plan upon hire, fully paid dependent health insurance, fully paid life insurance, fully paid long-term disability, optional short-term disability, direct deposit, and flex time. While we are presently each working remotely, we are excited to return to our newly renovated office in the future. The IPS DC office is centrally located in Dupont Circle with sunny windows and a gym on the ground floor.
Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 21 with “Inequality Editorial Manager” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.
IPS is strengthened by the diversity of our staff and board, and we actively welcome applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and candidates who hold other historically marginalized identities. To help us ensure our candidate pool reflects the broader world, we ask that you complete a voluntary demographic survey.
Thank you very much for your interest in working with us.