New York, New York
Website Content Manager (Volunteer)
Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.* This is a remote-from-home position.
We know that it is highly unusual for a news organization to look for volunteers to fill high-level positions. But WhoWhatWhy is a highly unusual news organization. We are a nonprofit that has been built from the ground up, powered by a team of skilled, experienced journalists and emerging reporters who believe that there is a pressing need for high-quality journalism – the type that is not beholden to corporate interests or a single major donor, that asks tough questions, and that is more focused on meaningful answers than on clicks or subscriptions.
We’re currently looking to add a talented Website Content Manager to our marketing team. As a digital-only news organization, our website is the most important touchpoint for our readership. That’s where you come in. As Website Content Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring an engaging digital experience and making sure that all of our content is accurate, up to date, and inline with our brand. This year, we are redesigning our entire website and as the Website Content Manager, you will play an active role in overseeing its rollout. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individual with experience in digital content creation, analytics, and usability who can collaborate with our internal teams to improve our site and be a constant check on functionality, errors, and content updates.
If you check out WhoWhatWhy.org, you’ll quickly see that, besides being a nonprofit news organization, we’re a credible solution to the raging debate over whether the news is “fake” or not, conducting agenda-free research and publishing bracingly fresh analysis. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth – whatever it is.
We have thought long and hard about what limits journalism’s ability to effect positive change in the public interest, and we see two factors that dominate the landscape: (1) Commercial entities overly concerned with meeting financial goals and filling “eyeball” quotas – while not straying from the rest of the pack, thereby ensuring a sameness and superficiality to the coverage. (2) Ideologically driven outfits catering to a specific mindset and not daring to reveal things that would upset their readers – or force them to reconsider their values.
And because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that we’re looking for volunteers – skilled volunteers. Yes, we’re a nonprofit that wasn’t funded by a zillionaire. Yes, we decline to accept corporate ads. Because of that, we look for volunteers – with the possibility, down the road, of compensation based on proven results.
However, we do have big ambitions, which is why we’re seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team. If this sounds like you, and you can commit a minimum of 10 hours a week – working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team – then we’d like to hear from you.
You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for 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.
If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.
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. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to . You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position. Thanks!
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