Technical Writer, Gender Action Portal:
Temporary Part-Time Three-Month Appointment
The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health, and education by creating knowledge, training leaders, and informing public policy and organizational practices.
The Technical Writer at the Women and Public Policy Program translates and summarizes complex research and methodology into policy briefs for dissemination to non-academic audiences for the Gender Action Portal (GAP): gap.hks.harvard.edu. The Technical Writer will read collected academic works and translate the interventions found to have an effect in closing gender gaps across disciplines, with particular emphasis on the ability to summarize interventions identified in the fields of behavioral and development economics.
The Technical Writer must have a demonstrated ability to tailor information for the intended audience (general public, policy community, students, faculty, or scholars). The primary role of the position is to write accessible, compelling translations of complex research findings for a non-academic audience.
This position reports to the Research Fellow: Gender Specialist at the Women and Public Policy Program. The pay range is $18- 22/hour.
Master-level studies in related discipline. Significant writing skills that are tailored for a policy audience.
Additional Requirements: Academic or professional experience that is mission aligned is desired. Journalism experience a plus. Demonstrated ability to distill quantitative and experimental research for various audiences. Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to complete assignments with a minimal amount of supervision.
This is a temporary, non-residential appointment for three months with the possibility of renewal.
Please send resume, cover letter, and policy writing sample to Anisha Asundi at Anisha_Asundi@hks.harvard.edu.