Stewardship Writer

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Cambridge, MA

About the job

Job Description


This position is crucial in shaping the Development Office’s donor communications. It involves writing, editing, and crafting a wide variety of highly personalized materials for individual donors and foundations, including stewardship reports, gift correspondence, and occasional web and newsletter pieces. Working closely with members of the Development team and researchers across the Broad Institute, this individual will help develop high-quality, donor-centered materials with consistent messaging and a compelling story.

The ideal candidate will be a talented, self-motivated, and thoughtful writer and thorough, detail-oriented editor, who is creative, adaptable, and enthusiastic about creating content that effectively communicates scientific concepts to diverse audiences. She/he/they thrive(s) in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, is excited about having a front-row view of transformative science, and is passionate about helping to advance the Broad Institute’s mission of improving human health. The position reports to the Manager, Stewardship Communications, and will also work closely with rest of the Development Communications team as well as gift officers. Applicants for this role will be asked to submit writing samples and complete a writing evaluation test.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce copy that is clear, accurate, compelling, inspiring, and donor-centered, translating complex scientific concepts into clear lay language.
  • Write and edit donor stewardship pieces, such as newsletters, gift correspondence, and letters on behalf of the institute’s Director, the Executive Vice President, and other senior institute leaders.
  • Craft stewardship reports that efficiently convey Broad’s scientific progress and impact.
  • Develop creative concepts and materials for Development-led activities, including prospect visits and events (invitation materials, event handouts, talking points, etc.).
  • Prepare high-level communications for select Broad faculty and institute leaders as well as occasional communications for gift officers.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree, preferably in the life sciences or related area.
  • Excellent written, expository, and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating technical or scientific documentation and support materials.
  • Ability to think and work across different subject areas at a high level simultaneously.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to thrive in a dynamic environment and work under deadline pressure.
  • Experience in blogging/writing for general audiences a plus.
  • Sense of humor.

The Broad will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

All Broad employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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