Burness, a mission-driven communications firm seeks a skilled consultant writer based in Europe, Africa, or Asia.

Burness is committed to helping nonprofits, universities, foundations, and international agencies advance social change worldwide.

The ideal candidate will be a writer who is able to craft compelling written products geared for the media, consumers, advocates, and policymakers on a host of issues, including COVID-19 and public health, tobacco, nutrition, agricultural research and environmental issues.

Basic requirements include the demonstrated ability to:

  • Be able to quickly digest and then translate dense material into accurate yet interesting and powerful copy, often based on research papers or the outcomes of client projects.
  • Write clearly and concisely, in a variety of formats (op-eds, blogs, press releases, fact sheets, issue briefs, stories, talking points). 
  • Write opinion pieces that are of high enough quality for placement in prominent global media outlets.
  • Have a “nose for news” to help determine what is newsworthy in a report or client project and be able to translate those findings into news in a compelling press release.
  • Efficiently carry out research to find accurate and interesting narratives and compelling leads linked to issues or causes that our partners seek to elevate.
  • Work collaboratively with a team and our partners.
  • Meet deadlines.

Preference given to candidates who are based in Europe, Africa or Asia.

Please send a resume and samples of published stories, op-eds or links to other written products to jobs@burness.com.