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Manager, Copywriter

Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking a Manager, Copywriter to join our growing team.

At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.


Supervisor: Assistant Director of Communications & Content

Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 annually


The Role: Project Bread is seeking a mid-level to senior copywriter to join our communications and development team to be the primary writer to support the organization's marketing, communications, and development efforts. The position works closely with colleagues across the organization, including the executive team. You will be self-directed and adaptable, as well as creative. The copywriter joins a dynamic communications team of seven full-time staff. As the lead content writer for the organization, you are both knowledgeable of industry trends and best practices and able to successfully tailor copy to a variety of distinct audiences, including: donors, press and media, event participants (event marketing and fundraising coaching for The Walk for Hunger), food insecure residents, community partners, and legislators. This role will report to the Assistant Director of Communications and Content, as aligned with strategic priorities and seasonal campaigns.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overall: Develop and implement core messaging to advance Project Bread’s ability to serve our mission, including raising funds from individual donors.

    ● Effectively conceptualize and execute copy and content for fundraising email campaigns, direct mail appeals, copy for paid digital marketing campaigns, social media advertising, PR materials (e.g. press releases, media pitches, interview briefs, pitch letters,and talking points), website copy and content.

    ● Conduct interviews, research, cross-department collaboration, and write and edit content for team-wide projects as necessary.

    ●   Proactively contribute to Project Bread’s public profile as a thought-leader, by staying current on trends in the nonprofit sector and food insecurity news and policy. 

    ●  Write copy for and assist in creation of communication materials (e.g. annual report, one-pagers, toolkits, annual report, research briefs, impact reports, flyers/brochures, website blogs.)

    ●  Actively collaborate and contribute to brainstorming and conceiving of mutli-channel creative marketing campaigns, and working with colleagues and Project Bread’s creative agency partners when applicable to execute:

    o   Project Bread’s flagship event, The Walk for Hunger, to drive both participation and peer-to-peer fundraising revenue.

    o   Outreach & Awareness campaigns for food resources including but not limited to: SNAP, Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline, School Meals and Summer Eats (summer meals program).

    ●  Manage email calendars and utilize Luminate Online (Blackbaud) to format and send emails (e.g. fundraising appeals, advocacy alerts, newsletters, recruiting and coaching participants for The Walk for Hunger.)

    ●   Act as a communications department liason to the development team and perform administrative tasks as needed. 


Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Take part in Project Bread activities related to the Walk for Hunger including working the weekend of the Walk for Hunger and supporting the fundraising event.
  • Represent Project Bread at community meetings and partner events, attending when necessary to create content around/write about the events.
  • Participate in organization-wide events and meetings and perform other program duties as assigned.



There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. Project Bread recognizes this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below.

  • Exceptional writing skills and experience writing in a non-academic setting, including experience writing to support fundraising initiatives. 
  • Experience writing for multiple channels (advertising campaigns, social media, direct mail, email campaigns, press/media, etc) for multiple audiences, such as members of the press, donors, and the general public. 
  • Works collaboratively with a team, and is good at synthesizing/simplifying complex ideas into clear and concise messages.
  • Works efficiently and has a positive attitude when required to turn a draft around quickly in response to press/media or other time-bound opportunities. 
  • Proven creative thinker and conceptor capable of drafting compelling copy and content.
  • Copy-editing skills
  • Mission-driven with five or more years experience writing in a nonprofit, media or marketing.
  • Bilingualism is an asset. 

  • Personal commitment to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. 


All employees are currently working remotely and will not return to the office until it is safe to do so. At that time, the Manager, Copywriter position will need to be present in the East Boston office two days a week, at minimum. 

The Project Bread office is in East Boston. While there are various types of remote, hybrid and office-based positions, all staff are expected to occasionally be in the office. 

Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.

To apply:

Please submit your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and brief writing  in MS Word or Pdf format on  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed 

Review of applications will begin 10/12/21 and continue until the position is filled.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Please contact us at if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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