About the Org

Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. (RISI): Guided by a belief in the potential of small towns, RISI is committed to empowering rural areas to build better broadband infrastructure to participate in the 21st-century digital economy, attract and retain top-tier talent, and provide reliable internet service to school-aged children and remote workers — thus uplifting the community’s quality of life. Not only do broadband inequalities fall along rural/urban divides, access is often exacerbated along racial and class lines. Our organization is dedicated to helping rural communities plan networks that overcome all of these longstanding inequalities.

For each community we work with, our broadband effort resembles a management consulting engagement. This includes identifying and aligning stakeholders, collecting data from a range of sources, estimating construction costs with high-level designs, brokering partnerships between public and private entities, and recommending creative grant and funding strategies that allow networks to be built.

RISI uses data-driven strategies, leading-edge geospatial tools, and digital economy expertise to help partners and clients advance economic prosperity in small towns across rural America. Collaborating with the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), a mission aligned nonprofit organization, RISI and CORI are dedicated to closing the digital divide and empowering small towns to build thriving digital economies that support scalable entrepreneurship and tech job creation.

We have a distributed team across the country and are headquartered in a historic general store building in the village of Hartland, Vermont, located within the Upper Valley Region of New England and close to Dartmouth College. For more information, please visit our website:

About the Role

In this role RISI is looking for someone who is able to distill complex ideas into simple terms for rural leaders building broadband infrastructure.

We expect a technical broadband writer to have experience in a professional client services environment, and are looking for someone who is excited to bring their project management expertise to the table in order to serve rural leaders taking advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand broadband access for their community.

A bonus if you have an existing knowledge base related to the provision of broadband service, networking, operations, or planning, or a related field such as electric utilities or other telecommunications infrastructure.

Lastly, we’re looking for a coworker ready to work on mission-driven projects across the country as part of a nimble and collaborative team.



  • Two-plus years of relevant professional experience in client services/consulting and/or technical writing
  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Google Enterprise tools, web-based tools and databases
  • Demonstrated strength in rigorous research/analysis and structured problem solving
  • Self-directed, and able to thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Attentive to detail and curiosity in learning new, technical material



  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Health, dental, and short-term disability insurance
  • 15 days PTO plus 8 holidays
  • Employer matched 401(k) after 90 days
  • The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience and subject-matter expertise

Important Notes

  • Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  • RISI will manage the application and review process using our Workable platform. Please direct all inquiries through this system. We are unable to respond to phone inquiries at this time.

RISI is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. RISI is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting staff with ongoing career development opportunities. RISI is interested in your ambitions, personal experiences, great ideas, and passions, and believe that everyone’s unique story and perspective adds value to our organization.