Senior Writer (Contract)

McLean, Virginia

Employment Type:

PR/Communications, Writer

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Job Description

TorchLight is seeking a Senior Writer (contract) for an organization located in Northern Virginia. The Senior Writer is responsible for writing creative and inspiring features and news stories for internal audiences. He or she will work across the organization to deliver expert storytelling on multiple platforms.


  • Write compelling features and other stories that communicate important company information and news through a variety of channels
  • Interview individuals and gather resources for writing assignments
  • Edit, proofread and publish headlines and stories
  • Identify and publish accompanying visual elements for writing pieces; create infographics and related assets
  • Serve as editor for all internal communications
  • Select, summarize and publish external news stories about company staff; write headlines
  • Work with communications, creative and business partners to develop strategic corporate communication plans and campaigns
  • Advise and support executives on internal communications projects
  • Maintain style guide including consistent tone, key messaging points and imagery


  • 7+ years of experience in journalism and communications
  • Proven success writing and publishing engaging news stories and features across a variety of digital and traditional platforms
  • Adept at content management systems, HTML, SharePoint, social media and web
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style Guide
  • Strong project management skills with high attention to detail
  • B.A. in journalism, communications or related field

Additional Information

TorchLight matches qualified candidates like you with marketing, communications, creative, and digital roles that are a professional and cultural fit. We can help you find a new position at a variety of exciting organizations that match your career goals and aspirations. Whether you are interested in contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent positions, we are 100% committed to ensuring that you have a positive candidate experience and to helping you succeed in your next career move. Benefits for Contractors In addition to competitive compensation, TorchLight offers our contractors industry-leading benefits like medical insurance and 401(k) plans. Contact us for more information.

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