Web Editor

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies seeks a Web Editor to plan, write, and edit content on the FedSoc.org website. This position works closely with the IT Director in general maintenance of the website, but also requires collaboration with our marketing team and other division directors in posting and editing content to maintain a consistent style across the website.

WHAT YOU'LL DO: 

  • Monitor and edit web pages to ensure a consistent style throughout the website
  • Post audio and video produced by the various divisions
  • Coordinate featured posts on the homepage and other pages
  • Update contributor bios and photos
  • Analyze and resolve website issues or, if necessary, coordinate with the IT Director and website developers to correct problems
  • Track and analyze website traffic to measure popularity
  • Use SEO and social media
  • Assist in setting up online registration for events
  • Create and update mobile event guides
  • Support the IT Director in various IT related tasks and act as a backup IT specialist when needed

This is an entry-level position, so the candidate must be willing and eager to learn. However, candidates with experience in Salesforce, content management systems, and general technical support will be heavily considered.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading skills
  • General interest in IT related fields
  • Experience with Salesforce is a plus
  • Experience with content management systems is a plus
  • Experience with content creation software such as InDesign, Photoshop, etc. is a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Must have an appreciation for the role of separation of powers, federalism, limited, constitutional government, and the rule of law in protecting individual freedom

WHO WE ARE: 

Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. 

By providing a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the judiciary, law students, academics, and the architects of public policy, the Society has redefined the terms of legal debate. 

The Society is a membership organization that features a Student, Lawyers, and a Faculty Division. Our active membership includes more than 10,000 law students at most of the 204 ABA-accredited law schools as well as 80,000 legal professionals in active chapters in 110 cities.  

WHY PEOPLE WORK HERE:

Our staff is deeply committed to the mission of ‘FedSoc’ as we are affectionately known. We are conservatives and libertarians working for a well-known organization in Washington D.C. and throughout the United States. We are not advocates or lobbyists for specific policies but focus on our mission which is to impact the quality and depth of discourse about governing and our Constitution. 

We are opinionated, focused, optimistic, pragmatic, and anxious to engage with others. Those who come to FedSoc believe deeply in the rule of law and our conversations naturally flow from that belief. Those with a well-developed and perhaps quirky sense of humor, a desire to understand the law for it’s own sake, and who are strongly self-disciplined (because we all operate without a lot of oversight) do well here. We are “all in” kind of people. We tend to thrive on great books, great journalism, great film and are thorough and committed. 

WHERE YOU’LL WORK:

We are located in the heart of the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital, only three blocks from the White House and across the street from the Farragut West Metro Station with easy access to the Washington D.C. Metro area.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US:

“The Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation's law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions.”  - President Ronald Reagan

“[T]his organization has played an important part in sparking a dialogue between lawyers and judges, and even at times amongst judges themselves...by assiduously avoiding the temptation to take positions, or to lobby and engage in political advocacy. Resisting that temptation takes discipline, I am sure, but rest assured that you have made the right choice and are providing a genuine and unique service in so doing. Stay the course!”  - Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court

“It has been my pleasure to speak at many Federalist Society gatherings around the country, and I think one thing your organization has definitely done is to contribute to free speech, free debate, and most importantly public understanding of, awareness of, and appreciation of the Constitution. So that's a marvelous contribution.” - Nadine Strossen, Former President, ACLU

YOUR ACTION?

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