We are looking for experienced storytellers skilled in interviewing, researching, collecting quotes, and writing compelling content for blogs, social media, and campaigns. Telling stories about our work is the foundation of our fundraising and friend-raising strategies. This position will allow you to get a behind-the-scenes view of our homeownership program, while interviewing current and future homeowners, volunteers, staff and various members of our community. You’ll be able to put on your "investigative reporter" hat while sharing unique stories with your community through our social media outlets. This position will also be responsible for collecting quotes and photos as needed. Throughout the year there may be other writing assignments that the Storyteller may be asked to take on, including profiling a neighborhood, or another feature story.
This volunteer position will be working directly with the Director of Communications on an on-call basis.
-Exceptional writing skills and a firm grasp of the English language, spelling, and punctuation
-Knowledge of the AP style guide
-Excellent communication skills. Many of our families use English as their second language and will need to use a translator.
-Curiosity and enthusiasm for storytelling
-Basic photography skills
-Experience with Microsoft Word
-Self starter, motivated, and creative
-Ability to meet deadlines
-Passion for the Habitat mission
-Video editing skills
-Proficient in social media platforms
-Advanced photography skills
Lengthof commitment: Ongoing. We request a 3-month minimum commitment.
Estimated total hours: This is not a time-intensive position. We can work with your schedule to determine the number of hours. Our editorial calendar is determined one month in advance.
Schedule: Flexible, with an emphasis on daytime availability. May need to meet with families in the evening hours.
Location: Work on the scene at build sites, family homes or at events. Write at your home. Meet occasionally at our office for meetings.
To apply, submit a motivational statement, resume and two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Volunteer" in the subject by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful homeownership. To learn more, visit habitatportlandmetro.org
- Reading / Writing
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- 3-month minimum commitment