Executive Volunteer- Writer


(33.84748,-118.37981)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Nov 14, 2016 - Tue Nov 14, 2017

Where

1200 Del Amo StreetRedondo Beach, CA 90277

About

Description:

  • Formed in 1955, Beach Cities Health District is a public agency that provides health care services to the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach
  • The Beach Cities Health District communicates with residents, customers, media, members and clients through a variety of written channels. This executive-level volunteer will support the BCHD Communications department by writing and editing copy, and ensuring that all written pieces are clear, error-free and of professional quality.

Duties:

  • Writing content for both internal and external audiences including newsletters, news releases, letters, media pitches, advertisements, newspaper editorial pieces, presentations, fact sheets, websites, etc.
  • Participating in brainstorming sessions and proposing new ideas
  • Researching information about assigned topics
  • Conducting interviews and gathering quotes

Qualifications Needed:

  • Knowledge of English grammar and punctuation
  • Familiarity with Associated Press style guidelines
  • Experience with Microsoft Word
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Versatile style, with ability to assess audience’s needs, both internal and external, and develop copy that communicates clearly and concisely with them
  • Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to producing quality product
  • Familiarity with public relations and crafting news releases for media
  • Understanding of print and online media
  • Knowledge of health and fitness topics a plus

Application Process:

All potential candidates are asked to complete the following application process to see if this position is an appropriate fit:

  • Fill out application online at www.bchd.org/volunteer and submit resume to Volunteer Services: volunteers@bchd.org
  • Participate in simple intake process conducted by Volunteer Services
  • Interview with supervisor
  • Complete trial writing assignment for Communications Manager to assess writing style and creativity

Screening Process:

If the position fits the volunteer, the following screening process (at no cost to volunteer) will take place:

  • Criminal background check (if over the age of 18)

Training:

The following training will be provided:

  • Attendance to a BCHD Orientation (conducted every month)
  • Bi-weekly meetings with Communications department

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Keep track and submit all volunteer hours each month
  • Stay within compliance of all volunteer policies and procedures

For further questions, please contact Volunteer Services:

Phone: (310) 374‐3426, ext. 246

Email: volunteers@bchd.org

Skills

  • Executive Admin
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Content Management Systems
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday-Thursday, Average 5-10 hours per week
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