The Opportunity 

The ACLU of Idaho is looking for a legal content writer to work closely with ACLU ID legal department to draft a legal rights handbook for people who are incarcerated.

The Incarcerated Rights Handbook will provide information about legal rights and procedures in plain, accessible language to people incarcerated in Idaho jails and prisons.

The Role

The Legal Content Writer will conduct independent research and draft the handbook text in collaboration with a graphic artist to create a graphic novel, so creativity and vision is a must.


In addition, well qualified candidates must have:

  • Well-developed writing skills to compel and engage audience to inform them of their rights while incarcerated;
  • Great legal research skills (law school/legal degree not required);
  • Solid grasp of the rights of incarcerated persons;
  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear and logical way; and,
  • Be able to work collaboratively with attorneys and artist to bring vision to life.

This is a short-term contract position. 

Project pay range from $2,500.00–$3,500.00 depending on experience. Expected duration of contract/project is 4-6 weeks.  LGBTQ+, people of color, and incarcerated/formerly incarcerated individuals are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply & Logistics

Please submit resume, cover letter, references and at least one writing sample conveying legal concepts to a client or a general lay audience by January 31, 2022 via email to:

Please reference “Legal Content Writer” in the email subject line, and indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Absolutely no unsolicited calls, please.

The ACLU of Idaho advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, arrest or conviction record, and any other basis prohibited by law. The ACLU of Idaho embraces Fair Chance policies.

The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Our equity and inclusion commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this commitment, the ACLU of Idaho strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive and free from discrimination.