African American Policy Forum - Writing Assistant

Aug 24, 2020

African American Policy Forum


AAPF is urgently seeking an enthusiastic Writing Assistant to join our team! This position is a temporary remote role with the potential to transition into an in-office permanent role. The Writing Assistant will contribute to newsletters, op-eds, speeches, and descriptions related to the African American Policy Forum’s, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw’s, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies’ (CISPS) ongoing international and domestic projects, intersectional issues, policy development, and media coverage.

The Ideal Candidate should have:
- Scholarly understanding of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality
- Familiarity with Kimberlé Crenshaw's work
- Three or more years of academic and/or creative writing experience
- Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- A legal and/or social science background
- Experience in multidisciplinary research 
- Comfort with extensive note-taking
- The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a dynamic environment

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Full participation in brainstorming sessions with the AAPF team;
- Preparing communications, such as memos, emails, newsletters, reports, and other correspondence;
- Writing for AAPF ongoing projects including the #SayHerName campaign, the Black Girls Matter report, Under the Blacklight webinar series, AAPF blog, and other programming;
- Supporting the Executive Director and other leadership for various projects; such as speech writing, media appearances, op-eds, a bi-monthly column in The New Republic, and forthcoming books.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should apply by sending a completed application packet consisting of a resume, cover letter, legal or social science-related writing sample of 5 pages and two references to

Hourly compensation commensurate with experience. 

Further details and applications can be found here. As always, please share this information widely with anyone engaged in critical discourse and eager to serve as a vital aspect of AAPF's projects and programming. 

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