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Content Writer
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Baltimore, MD

Content Writer

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Baltimore, MD
Expired: August 02, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 7% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

Reporting to the Communications and Marketing Manager, the Content Writer also works closely with the development and programs teams to write client and community stories, impact reports, digital content, and marketing materials that help inform and influence key external audiences. This is the perfect role for someone looking to use their storytelling and writing expertise for a mission driven organization.

As a critical member of the communications team, the Content Writer helps tell the story of LIRS's work and impact as a writer, editor, interviewer, and researcher. Your work will inspire existing and new audiences, raising awareness about our mission and encouraging supporters to continue to engage with the organization.

  • Proactively seek out, write, and edit impact and staff stories across the organization that tell the story of the organization and the clients we serve.
  • Create marketing materials for LIRS's social enterprise initiatives and privately funded programs.
  • Draft program one-pagers for a variety of key audiences.
  • Create and edit content for our network of supporters, including newsletters, annual reports, and appeals.
  • Write and edit personalized impact reports, including researching and compiling impact stories, to be shared with individual donors and groups.
  • Assist the Development team with special projects and reports.
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of written content, using data and feedback to optimize and improve products.
  • Other duties as assigned, including analytics and occasional support on social and internal communications.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for varied projects with a wide range of key audiences.
  • Experienced and dependable proofreader and editor. Fluency with style guides. Strong research skills. Able to translate complex information into clear, jargon-free language that conveys key messages.
  • Demonstrated interviewing and storytelling ability and sensitivity to the unique backgrounds and privacy concerns of refugee and immigrant clients.
  • Team player and proactive relationship-builder with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, as well as design software and WordPress. Experience with Salesforce preferred.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience; bachelor's degree with concentration in English, Marketing, Journalism, or Communications strongly preferred.
  • Interest in and commitment to learning more about immigration, refugee, and asylum issues, as well as creating and strengthening a culture of inclusion within the organization and beyond.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.
  • Commitment to LIRS' core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners, commitment to empowering refugees and migrants.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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. We participate in E-Verify in the states that permit its use.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in an innovative and rewarding work environment. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage effective on your first day of employment, 403(b) with company contribution and match, 20 days of vacation per year, tuition reimbursement, professional development and much more. Salaries are based on the latest market data and reflect the education, skills and requirements for the role. Differentials may exist based on the region and language abilities.


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Baltimore, MD


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