The Public Interest Network is a family of more than a dozen organizations that employ a full arsenal of strategies for social change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing. Together, we work on a wide array of issues, from air and water pollution to money in politics to the safety of our food systems to global warming.

For more than 40 years, the members of the network have shared a commitment to a model for success—one that embraces a strong culture of accountability, and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise improved the quality of our lives. Over the years, our network has also recruited and trained thousands of people, many of whom have moved up to become leaders of our own network or elsewhere in the social change community.

Our member organizations include: the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Environment America, Environmental Action, Bold Alliance, Toxics Action Center, Green Century Capital Management, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Community Voters Project, Snowriders International, Accelerate Change, Voices for Progress and Impact.

Job Description:

As The Public Interest Network embarks on major new efforts to make the case for a new politics in America, and expand both our digital reach and grassroots membership in the process, the network's Creative Team is playing an important role in defining our organizations’ brands, messaging and packaging our campaigns, and delivering timely, targeted communications online and in print.

We're hiring an Editor to:

  • Drive and evaluate our brand and messaging strategies through all our digital and print work.
  • Create or edit content for the Web, email action and donation alerts, social media, campaign materials, direct mail appeals, annual reports and newsletters.
  • Help recruit and oversee a team of creative staff, giving them direction and feedback, developing their skills and commitment, and holding each other accountable.
  • Foster a work environment that encourages our staff and others to be creative, focused on results and impact, willing and able to work in teams, and constantly perfecting our craft.
  • Take part in The Public Interest Network's training and organization-building programs and campaigns.


We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of activism. We're also looking for candidates that are more motivated by our collective success than by individual achievement. Candidates must also:

  • Have a bachelor's degree and at least one year of relevant experience, which may include writing, editing, journalism or other communications work, or nonprofit advocacy or campaign work;
  • Love to write -- clearly, concisely and persuasively;
  • Be goal-driven and have a track record of getting things done on-time and well;
  • Be able to work creatively and independently but also enjoy working collaboratively with partners and in teams;
  • Be able to give clear direction and feedback to others, and hold them accountable to shared goals.
  • Be flexible, embrace new challenges, have a can-do attitude, and a strong work ethic;
  • Be able to "take the ball and run with it" by being able to use sound judgment in solving problems on the way to reaching your goals.


The Editor position requires a two-year commitment.


Boston, MA

Compensation & Benefits:

Annual compensation for most candidates ranges from $28,000 to $30,000 in the first year and $32,000 to $34,000 in the second year, but could be higher commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. The Public Interest Network also offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2017

To Apply:

Fill out our online application. We'll consider your application, and if we think you're a good fit, we will be in touch.


Contact Jenne Turner at 215-985-1113 ext. 101 or jturner@publicinterestnetwork.org

Things To Know When You Apply:

The Public Interest Network is a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.