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We’re always looking for people who share our passion for protecting the First Amendment in the public sector. Email a cover letter and your resume to info@afft.org if you’d like to introduce yourself to us and chat about possible job openings.

We offer a paid internship program each semester. If you are currently a student and have an interest in research and writing, include “Internship” in the subject of your introductory email.

Current openings:

Staff Writer

About Americans For Fair Treatment

Americans for Fair Treatment (AFFT) exists to help public sector employees understand their constitutional rights around union membership and to provide or connect those employees with resources to help defend and execute their rights. 

  AFFT is a growing organization with ample opportunity for advancement. We look for team members who are driven, self-motivated, and want to learn from others. Our team is passionate about constitutional rights, individual freedom, and personal responsibility. 

About the Position

 AFFT is seeking a skilled writer, journalist, or policy analyst with 2-3 years of experience in public sector unions and familiarity with free-market public policy solutions. While a general understanding of trends in state and municipal governments in the northeast is beneficial, it is not required. 

In the staff writer role, you will be responsible for writing daily content across all platforms of the organization. You will collaborate with the senior director of communications and other members of the team to create well-written articles. You must follow the organization’s writing style to maintain consistency in all published materials. Success in this position will be demonstrated by delivering high-quality content to increase readership and engagement.

This is an exempt, full-time position that reports to the Senior Director of Communications. AFFT works on Eastern Standard Time from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Generate content ideas and stay updated on developments in U.S. public sector unions
  • Research, write, and edit op-eds, short news articles, and policy briefs, either independently or in collaboration with AFFT executive staffers
  • Conduct basic research to identify relevant topics and trends in labor reform and public sector unionization
  • Assist in drafting remarks for public testimony in state and federal legislatures
  • Provide advice to the executive team on media interview preparation and participate in interviews when necessary
  • Collaborate with various researchers and public sector employees to develop written content

Job skills and qualifications

  • 2-3+ years of experience in writing, journalism, public policy, or research is required
  • Alignment with AFFT’s mission and values
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, including 1-2 trips per year to the main office in Harrisburg, PA for virtual candidates
  • Familiarity with public policy, government affairs, or politics with an understanding of trends in northeastern state and municipal governments, preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing skills across various formats with proficiency in grammar, tone, and AP style producing high-quality written deliverables
  • Exceptional commitment to detail, accuracy, and organization, as well as project management skills
  • Strong research skills, particularly in interpreting public documents and identifying newsworthy topics
  • Capacity to distill complex material, such as public documents and academic publications
  • Effective communication skills for media interactions
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative, requiring minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Excel and Word
  • Experience writing for a non-profit preferred, but not required

Workspace requirements

The following requirements are for virtual employees:

  • A private, quiet, distraction-free workspace with proper lighting for high-quality video conferencing
  • Remote employees are expected to be available and communicative during scheduled work hours
  • AFFT work rules and other policies continue to apply to offsite work locations
  • You must have or be willing to get a desk, an ergonomic chair, and a hardwired high-speed internet connection from a reliable provider
  • This connection must be able to maintain a consistent speed of 10 mbps for downloads and 3 mbps for uploads, as well as less than 150 ms latency


  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance with up to 60 percent employer contribution
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Reimbursements for needed mobile technology and home office supplies
  • 4% company contributions towards a retirement plan

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one pdf document:

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and AFFT’s mission, as well as your salary requirements
  • Resume

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.

Questions can be directed to Bailey Drouant, Outreach Manager at Talent Market, who is managing the search: bailey@talentmarket.org

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.