Publishing: Associate, Editor


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

About Us

Do you know what harmful contaminants are in your water? How it gets there? What effect it has on your families and environment? Save the Water(tm) (STW(tm)) is the one looking for answers.

STW(tm) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water; and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impacts. STW also offers educational programs to excite young minds about water science.


Our volunteers are diverse professionals from all over the world bringing their knowledge and experience to STW because we care deeply about our communities and water resources. We learn and collaborate in an open and empowering work environment to find long term solutions to water contamination problem. Our vision is "Contamination free, healthy water for all"


To learn more about Save the Water(tm), please visit www.savethewater.org.


Volunteering with STW is different from other volunteer experiences as we work in a almost 100% online environment. Save The Water is run like a business and we rely heavily on frequent email communications, meetings held via google hangouts, and collaboration on projects via google drive. Volunteers are held to high standards and deliverable due dates.

As an editor your primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces, making sure they are free of errors.

  • Check over writers' final drafts in a timely manner to help meet publishing deadlines.

  • Make sure the writing is easy to read and fits the publication's editorial style.

  • Attend monthly Publishing group meeting and the monthly Social Media Group’s YouTube meeting

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven working experience as an editor

  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio

  • Hands on experience with MS Office and InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools

  • Excellent written skills in English

  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 5 hours a week
  • Be responsive to emails within three calendar days
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