Facing History and Ourselves

16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445

Date Posted:
October 12, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Marketing and Communications Writer


The Marketing and Communications Writer reports to the Director of Communications and is a member of the Marketing and Communications team. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this role is responsible for writing marketing content and materials that articulate Facing History’s mission, elevate the brand’s identity, and broaden awareness of the organization for distribution on the web, social media, and special events. This position will also work closely with the Development Team to create communications for our current and potential donor audiences. The writer will be expected to create content for Facing History’s blog, Facing Today, as well as materials for Facing History’s seven regional offices as needed. The person in this position will also be expected to make recommendations about best practices in SEO and writing for the web.This position is a great opportunity for someone who excels in creative, narrative, and business communications.

Examples of marketing content and materials include donor communications such as email newsletters and solicitations, fundraising Prospectus, CEO communications, Program Impact Statements, student, teacher and donor profiles, talking points, and other External Communications, such as:

  • Evaluation materials (Amended Research Briefs)
  • Content for Newsletters
  • Regional one pagers
  • E-packets (review and amend)
  • Impact Statements/ROIs
  • Donor current events communications
  • Donor Stewardship

Please be prepared to provide at least three writing samples.

  • At least 5 years of experience writing
  • Experience writing content for the web
  • Experience with implementing SEO strategies
  • Familiarity with writing C-Suite communications
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with colleagues across several departments in the organization (including Program Content, Development, Research and Evaluation)
  • Ability to build cooperative relationships internally and with external partners
  • Ability to work fast, within tight turnaround deadlines
  • Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of Facing History and Ourselves
  • Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values
  • Bachelor's degree required, English major preferred.

Additional skills (not mandatory, but a plus):

  • Experience with Hubspot, Constant Contact, Salesforce, Smartsheet, and/or Excel
How To Apply:
Apply by:
December 07, 2018
Competitive + Benefits
About this Organization:
Facing History is a leader in history and civic education. Our published and online resources, professional development and support for educators, and community events provide opportunities for people of all ages to understand how human behavior and individual choice play a critical role in shaping society. We offer content and teaching strategies that promote student engagement, critical thinking, and deeper understanding of the lessons of history. Each year, we reach an estimated 1.9 million young people, and our website attracts more than 700,000 visits from 215 countries. More than 30 years of research has documented our positive impact on teachers and students.