Report Writer, Contract Position

Position Description

We are expanding our writing team to meet the growing ESG reporting and disclosure needs of our public and private equity clients. Specifically, BuzzWord is seeking a Writer, who will assist in planning, collecting, writing, and editing the content for corporate ESG/sustainability/CSR reports and related communications.

The ideal candidate will have substantive ESG/sustainability knowledge and experience writing about ESG/sustainability topics for corporate clients in sectors including financial services, energy, media, consumer products, and others.  

Typical activities include:

  • Working with a team of project managers, writers, copy editors, designers, and analysts to deliver consistently high-quality products and services to our clients
  • Writing and editing reports, disclosures, and other communications pieces in a range of styles and tones and on a broad variety of ESG/sustainability topics, as sole author or as part of a larger writing team
  • Conducting desk research and SME interviews and reviewing and extracting relevant information from a wide range of internal and external materials
  • Collaborating with designers to ensure the content and design align with and support one another

This is a project-based contract role, with flexibility in hours and terms of contract based on interest and availability. 3-6 month part-time contract positions are also available.

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.


  • Knowledge of corporate ESG/sustainability issues
  • Familiarity with ESG frameworks (GRI, TCFD, SASB, UNGC, UN SDGs, etc.) and rankers and raters a plus
  • 3+ years of experience writing corporate communications either as an in-house, agency, or freelance communications professional, or similar experience in a related field
  • Experience writing ESG/sustainability reports preferred
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; an ability to synthesize large volumes of information into a clear, concise, and well-organized narrative under time constraints
  • Demonstrated track record of always meeting deadlines
  • Ability to effectively describe technically complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • A strong client service orientation    
  • Self-directed, highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work on virtual teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a flat organization
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.