Newsletter/Blog Author for Orphan Care & Leadership Development Nonprofit

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Shaping Destiny

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We are a small faith-based organization that cares for orphans in Cameroon, Africa and develops leaders around the world. We are looking for an author/writer to help us write content stories for our hard copy newsletters about 4 times per year (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), write stories for our e-newsletters each month, and help us increase our blog writing on our website bi-monthly. This volunteer will work closely with our Program Coordinator for updates, story suggestions, proof reading, prioritization of topics, etc. Previous experience is a must and we will ask for examples of other written content you have created.


  • 5-10 hours a week for at least 6 months
  • Must be located in Austin, TX but writing can be done from home
  • Flexible according to your schedule

Key Requirements:

  • Professional writing and editing experience
  • High level of organizational skill, ability to multi-task and work with hard deadlines
  • Able to manage a monthly or yearly project from start to completion
  • Able to work with other members of team to communicate expectations, goals, deadlines, etc. as well as receive feedback and suggestions
  • Attention to detail, especially in editing, proofing.
  • Proficient computer skills-use of Word, emailing, Internet, Wordpress blogs/sites, Mail Chimp, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Personal commitment to the Christian faith, inspiring and empowering others, and to the mission of Shaping Destiny.

Duties May Include:

  • Collect stories as shared by Program Coordinator and pitch ideas for what should be written about when and in what format (email, hard copy, blog, etc.)
  • Plan, organize, edit and write the content. This may be in part or in entirety.
  • Choose images as given by organization for specific stories.
  • Work with graphic designer and Program Coordinator on content, layout, colors, photos.
  • Implement SEO for online blog content.
  • Promote blogs and email newsletters through organization's social media.

Next Steps:

  • Learn more about Shaping Destiny and better acquaint yourself with our mission and vision. Visit
  • Let us know about your interest in volunteering to join our team by filling out an application. You can find the link to the application at
  • We will contact you to begin the interview process and you can expect to learn more about us along the way, ask questions, and be interviewed by several Shaping Destiny team members.

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555 Round Rock West DrBldg E, Suite 201Round Rock, TX 78681



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  • 5-10 hours a week for at least 6 months

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