About John Locke Foundation: The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank dedicated to defending and advancing freedom and working for truth, for freedom, for the future of North Carolina. The foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

Over three decades we have educated policymakers and informed the public debate with reason and research. Our spirited defense of economic and personal freedom has established the John Locke Foundation, a 501©3 nonprofit organization, as North Carolina’s premier free-market public policy think tank, one of the most influential in the nation. With John Locke’s vision as our guide, and the North Carolina Constitution as our foundation, we joyfully plant the flag for freedom and nurture its growth in North Carolina.

The Digital Writer and Editor will work with a dynamic team of communications professionals who like to have fun and get stuff done.

Overview: The Digital Writer and Editor of the John Locke Foundation will play a key role in writing, editing, and communicating with the John Locke Foundation’s audiences across digital and print platforms. Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Digital Writer and Editor will work with a dynamic team of communications professionals who like to have fun and get stuff done.

The right candidate will have a proficiency in American and North Carolina politics, public policy, and media, and be resourceful and flexible enough to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.​​ The Digital Writer and Editor will possess impeccable attention to detail, a sense of humility and entrepreneurship as we endeavor to reach new audiences and work in teams, and a drive to communicate important liberty-oriented ideas in new ways.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writing 3-5 weekly articles and blog posts on timely, liberty-oriented topics of interest that engage and persuade readers.
  • Writing, curating, and strategically executing digital campaigns for our online audiences. Partnering with the Vice President of Communications to strategize the scope and shape of those campaigns.
  • Working with the Vice President of Communications, Senior Vice President of Research, and Creative Director to edit and produce top quality research reports and other public policy resources.
  • Writing and editing press releases.
  • Working with staff researchers and writers to edit and place op-eds.

Skills and Qualifications:

  •  At least 5 years of experience writing and editing on issues heavily focused on public policy, politics, and culturally relevant topics
  • Digital communications savvy. Proficiency with customer relationship management (CRM) platforms, such as Mailchimp, and a willingness to stay fluent in communications industry standards.
  • An ability to write clearly and concisely that is both winsome and principled in tone. You will seek to help our existing audience understand complex issues, while also reaching new audiences to expand freedom in North Carolina.
  • Exceptional copy-editing/proofreading skills and attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness, organization, and ability to both learn quickly and multitask.

Compensation and benefits are competitive and commiserate with experience.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and no more than three writing samples to Brooke Medina, Vice President of Communications, at [email protected].