*Note: the following is a volunteer, unpaid, part time position requiring consistent hours and a long term commitment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid work. This is a work from home position.*
The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer high level editor, writer, and manager to oversee day-to-day operations and coordinate content from a wide range of partner sites. The ideal candidate has over five years of experience in online journalism, possesses an analytical and often counterintuitive approach to news, trends and global events. This individual can energize and inspire the small but dedicated team working for this relatively new startup.
The Managing Editor must be able to organize the daily workflow, coordinating with a team of writers and editors in New York, Washington and beyond while liaising with audience development and product development.
The job requires a commitment to the best journalistic practices, impeccable judgment under deadline pressure, and strong management and coordination skills.
Who We Are
We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.
You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.
You will work remotely and on your own schedule. We also ask for a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week (Though doing more is not discouraged!). Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner.
We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for this position. You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position. Thanks!
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