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Tor Project - Writer/Editor

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Apr 21, 2016 12:01 PM
Experienced writer/editor sought for the Tor Project

The Tor Project is looking for a strong writer/editor who is familiar with issues involving high tech freedom and can make a compelling case about why our work is so important to current and potential funders. This person must be able to write clearly and provide context for the Tor Project's complicated technology and activism projects.

The writer/editor is responsible for researching grant opportunities, sending out letters of inquiry and proposals to foundations, keeping track of dates and deadlines, and submitting reports at the end of the grant periods. This person is also responsible for additional writing and editing related to other development functions, such as updating the "one-pagers" we distribute at conferences, editing membership emails that go out to our constituents, and writing our annual report. In many ways, the Tor Project's grant proposals and reports are more like activism pieces than traditional pleas for funding, so a background in writing about civil liberties issues, such as freedom of speech and privacy, and/or activism issues would be ideal. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written and oral communications skills are essential. Grant writing experience is helpful but not required. Experience with technology and using secure communications tools such as PGP, IRC, and xmpp/otr is a big plus, as the role will engage with a globally distributed team of security-conscious developers and advocates.

The Tor Project works on Internet freedom issues, and a commitment to free speech, privacy and innovation would be helpful.

Salary low- to mid-$40,000s, depending on experience.

This is a full-time position working in our new Seattle office. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume along with two persuasive writing samples to Inquiries about whether this job can be done remotely or part-time will not be answered. No phone calls please.

The Tor Project, Inc. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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