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Content Writer (freelance)

undivided.io

undivided.io

Marketing & Communications
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Undivided is seeking an experienced freelance writer for a mission-driven company that offers the opportunity to directly impact families raising children with disabilities on a large scale.

Who we are: Parents raising kids with disabilities and developmental delays have to navigate complex systems to get their children the services they need, from medical care to therapies to accommodations at school. Our mission at Undivided is to provide better resources to families so that every child with disabilities can access those services — and parents have more time, more money, greater emotional bandwidth, and a community of support around them.

Undivided provides 1:1 support through parent coaching and an innovative mobile app that makes it easy for parents to organize, digitize, and share their child’s paperwork from anywhere. In addition, we publish long-form articles tackling topics that matter most to our families, resource lists, how-tos, interviews, and guides. We also distribute a newsletter to thousands of subscribers and host frequent virtual events and office hours with experts in special education, public benefits, health insurance, advocacy, and more.

The content writer will write and format long and short-form articles, aimed at providing actionable information to parents raising kids with disabilities while maintaining the brand integrity and overall tone of Undivided. Articles are based on research and interviews; interviews are recorded whenever possible, depending on source preference. Candidates must have a strong background in interviewing, critical thinking skills, and professional journalistic writing experience.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to break down complex topics (educational, medical, legal, financial, public benefits, etc.) into relatable language for families.
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar and spelling, and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Professional experience in journalistic writing, fact-checking, and research.
  • Research, identify, and establish connections with expert sources and organizations for articles, research reports, social media, and other types of collaboration/partnership.
  • Experience with professional editing a huge plus.
  • High level of comfort and ability to interview sources and synthesize into an article.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct recorded interviews.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and organization skills.
  • Efficient time-management capabilities.
  • Ability to adapt and adhere to the tone and voice of Undivided.
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to work remotely yet collaboratively. Must be an excellent communicator.
  • Experience with or willingness to use tech platforms such as Slack, Google Suite, Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, etc.
  • Willingness to learn from and honor cultural differences, including disability culture.
  • Mission-driven mindset.
  • Experience working in special education and/or a disability-specific field and/or deep personal knowledge of disability is a huge bonus but not required.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Write long-form researched articles, news items, member guides, resource lists, interviews, and other content for families raising children with disabilities.
  • Research, identify, and establish connections with expert sources and organizations for interviews for use of articles/social media channels via Zoom and be comfortable recording the interviews for possible video clips.
  • Oversee transcription of interviews, as well as selection of clips to share with the broader community.
  • Source images and other media.
  • Maintain the brand integrity and overall tone of Undivided and our style guide.


Position details:

  • Freelance
  • Location: Los Angeles area (remote)
  • Hourly rate between $25-$35/hour, dependent on experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, writing, journalism, communications, or related field
  • At least two years of professional, journalistic writing experience
  • Writing samples that include interviews are required
  • Ability to work/correspond during Pacific Time zone business hours is preferred

To apply: Please include a cover letter explaining a little about yourself, your connection to the disability community (if any), a summary of your professional writing experience, and why you’re a good fit for this position. Attach writing samples that include interviews and/or provide a link where we can view your samples.

We hire the best talent we can find, which means actively seeking diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and ways of thinking. We strive to build an inclusive culture where differences are celebrated and leveraged to inform better design and business decisions. Undivided is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.