An individual’s experience can demonstrate the effects of a political issue in a way no dry facts and statistics can. When communicated effectively, this story can have tremendous impact on a policy decision.

Writers for NextWave’s campaigns help constituents share their stories with government officials and the public. Advocates may communicate their opinions in letters to policymakers, in comments to regulatory agencies, in op-eds submitted to local newspapers, or in content posted online.

The written products vary, but the purpose is always the same— to make people’s voices heard on the issues that affect their lives.

There are plenty of reasons to contract as a Writer with NextWave


All grassroots organizers are independent contractors. Enjoy the freedom of project-based work and flexible self-scheduling.

Work-from-home convenience

Commute only to the home office you create. All you need are some basic computer equipment and a high-speed internet connection.


Each project is unique. The political issues vary widely, and campaigns may last a few days or a few months.

Work/life balance

Plan your work around the rest of your life. Use our online system to self-schedule 1-hour time blocks that work best for you.

Flexible hours

Available hours differ by project, but evening and Saturday hours are typically offered. Great for contractors who have other commitments during regular business hours.

Rapid start

Client demand varies, but our goal is always to put you on the next available project. Sometimes in as little as three days!

Helpful training

Access our self-guided training program. Gain personalized guidance from an experienced organizer before your first project. And get detailed information prior to each new campaign.

Worry-free invoicing

Our system tracks your hours while you work. We collect project fees from clients and issue payments to contractors on a weekly basis. The base rate is $12.00 per hour.


You’ll be an independent contractor, but you won’t go it alone. You’ll be a part of a project team with experienced leaders who will provide help when you need it.

What to expect when you sign up

NextWave’s multi-step selection process enables us to find the best talent for our projects. Our assessments will give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the skills to meet our needs.

1. Sign up online

Click the “sign up now” button and follow the instructions to submit your résumé and cover letter to us for consideration. Writing samples are accepted but not required.

2. Test your grammar

If your qualifications meet our needs, you will receive an email with a link to the first online assessment. It is a short, timed test of basic grammar, punctuation, and usage.

3. Write

If you pass the grammar assessment, you will be given the opportunity to take a brief writing assessment. Your typing speed will also be determined, for reference purposes only.

4. Phone Meeting

If the two graded assessments go well, we will schedule a phone call to further discuss the services you can provide and answer any questions you may have about what NextWave is looking for.

5. Sign on

Successful contractors will enter into an independent contractor agreement with NextWave. The agreement will be sent to you for review and signature.

6. Train

NextWave will supply videos and documents to help you understand the political process and how you fit in. This self-guided training may be completed at your pace.

7. Test

An “open book” assessment at the conclusion of your training will confirm that you are ready to begin providing services.

8. Accept your 1st project

Once you have passed the training assessment, you will be offered the next available project. If you accept it, you will sign up for a personalized campaign training call and begin to build your schedule.

* This is a general outline of our process. Steps and timing may vary slightly, depending on project demand.
Organizers and writers supply basic computer equipment and a high-speed internet connection. For more information, click the button to the right.