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Electronic Frontier Foundation - Activist

by Chrissie Himes Contributions Published on Dec 04, 2013 05:20 PM
EFF is Hiring an Activist!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, is looking for a full-time activist to fight for free speech, innovation and privacy on the Internet and other technologies. If you are passionate about technology, dedicated to its role in building a better future and want to work alongside leaders in the field, this dream job is for you! As an EFF activist, your responsibilities would include:

  • Communicating our sometimes complex technical and legal issues to "mom and pop" in a clear, compelling, and concise voice;
  • Developing energetic and innovative education and activism campaigns that engage both EFF's membership and the general public;
  • Writing blog posts about EFF’s work in a timely manner;
  • Maintaining the content of EFF's information-packed website;
  • Working closely with EFF attorneys, technologists, and other public interest groups; and
  • Determining when issues deserve EFF attention and convincing others of their importance.


  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Strong familiarity with and passion for digital civil liberties issues;
  • An eagerness to learn about new issues; and
  • An ability to turn things around quickly and comprehensively.

In addition, knowledge of or experience with any of the following would be advantageous:

  • Collaborative writing and editing;
  • Professional journalism, or formal training in journalistic or creative writing;
  • Organizing online activism for an advocacy-oriented nonprofit organization;
  • Technical skills, including content management systems;
  • International policy issues; and
  • Design and/or illustration, especially rendering complex data sets through informational graphics or charts; and
  • Experience in audio or video production.

This is a full-time position based in EFF's office in San Francisco, CA. To apply, send a cover letter with links to 2-4 online writing samples and resume to Feel free to include links to additional supporting materials, as well. We will begin reviewing resumes on December 10th. No phone calls please!

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