Thursday, September 10, 2020

Job Opportunity at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ISLR)

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is looking for a Broadband Writer/Editor to join a small team within ILSR focused on ensuring all Americans have fast, affordable, and reliable Internet access.

Job responsibilities include: 
  • Writing stories for, a clearinghouse of the latest news, comprehensive reports, and statistics about community broadband networks. 
  • Writing and collaborating with the team on larger reports. 
  • Managing research ongoing on the cities and cooperative that are building networks. 
  • Monitoring an overwhelming number of Google alerts and other streams of information to keep track of local developments around community networks. 
  • Working with the team to develop and review research projects and creative efforts to share our work. 

A successful candidate is: 
  • An exceptionally good writer with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and compelling way. 
  • Able to write quickly when needed. Attentive to accuracy, detail, and nuance. 
  • Strongly motivated. 
  • A strong analytic thinker who can identify the pivotal questions and gaps in a piece. 
  • Possesses a genuine enjoyment of collaboration with a willingness to give and receive honest feedback. Skilled at helping team members improve the articles they contribute. 
  • Passionate about the ILSR’s mission of countering corporate monopolies and building community power. 
  • Enthusiastic about puns, alliteration, or some other means of playing with words. 

Preferred qualifications: More than 1 year of experience in journalism or writing and editing – ideally on broadband policy, tech, or related fields. Strong knowledge of public policy processes or a tech/telecom background. A bachelor’s degree.

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