Our customers are what inspire us the most and we want to capture their creative projects using thrift store purchased items. Have you ever thought of making chandeliers out of punch bowls? The guest blogger seeks these folks out, captures their story with photography and writes up a short "how to" on our website.
Position: Blogger or Guest Blogger & Social Media Assistant
Position Description: To research and write blog posts on topics designed to inspire our customers with creative projects using thrift store purchased items.
Research, write, and publish blog posts on Mercer Island Thrift Shop’s "Be Inspired" blog page of our website on a predetermined schedule.
Write blog posts in an engaging and conversational style
Choose relevant subject matter on thrift store merchandise that will be of interest to our customers. Highlight our customers’ creative ideas and projects to include photography, and basic "how to" steps.
Adhere to the City of Mercer Island’s Social Media Policy and Social Media Guidelines.
Bloggers can indicate the number of blog posts they wish to commit to within a 1 year time frame
Strong written or verbal (i.e. video blog posts) communication skills
Strong computer and Internet skills (i.e. computer savvy)
Be a thrift store and/or upcycling enthusiast
Ability to work independently
Ability to adhere to deadlines
Orientation / Training Provided:
Orientation to the mission of our organization and Squarespace, the platform for our website.
Build your resume for employment
Sharing skills, talents, and knowledge with others
Give back to the Mercer Island Community and enjoy the comradery of our volunteer powered organization.
Increasing contacts and personal networks
Receiving recognition during National Volunteer Month
Receiving a letter of recommendation or reference, upon request
Reports to Business Manager
Screening Measures Required:
Completion of Volunteer Application Form and Criminal History Background check
Resume outlining your related experience and any prior projects that you have completed.
- Social Media / Blogging
- Interactive/Social Media/SEO
- Graphic Design / Print
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training