Part Time

Copy Writer Jewish News

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Virginia Beach

To apply for this position please submit your resume to resumes@ujft.org. These job descriptions and the duties outlined therein are not meant to be all-inclusive and can be changed and/or altered at the verbal or written discretion of management. 

If you have any questions, contact Taffy Hunter, Director of Human Resources at (757) 965-6117.

Reports to: Editor, Jewish News
Status: Part Time, Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Jewish News seeks a part-time copywriter. Looking for a passionate storyteller who can craft clear andcompelling copy for the newspaper, as well as for other mediums such as email, digital, and social media. 

About the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) located in Virginia Beach, Virginia provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Write clear and persuasive copy with an emphasis on writing articles.
  • Collaborate with the editorial and graphics team.
  • Proof, edit, and research as needed.
  • Employ best practices and keep up with industry trends.
  • Understand Jewish culture, history, issues, and traditions. 

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Journalism, English, or Communications.                                                                                                         

 Qualifications and Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Journalism, English, or Communications
  • Stellar writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience writing copy across a range of different vehicles
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, and project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with a high degree of creative initiative
  • Appreciation for mission of Jewish News
  • Grasp of current events, particularly as they affect American Jewry, the Jewish people, and Israel
  • Qualified candidates must provide writing samples or access to a portfolio of work

The duties outlined in this job description are meant to be representative, but not all inclusive, assigned tothis job. These duties may be amended at the discretion of the Editor, Jewish News.

To Apply For This Position
 Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@ujft.org
 Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.