Writing Manager

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ORGANIZATION: RANDOM ACTS ORG

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Writing Manager

Random Acts is a non-profit that inspires acts of kindness around the world. We provide a vast network of caring people with the encouragement and support they need to change lives for the better. We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Writing Manager.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Creative Director, the Writing Manager leads the Writing Team and coordinates the planning, research, organization, and editorial development to support the ongoing projects and initiatives of Random Acts.

This position curates the stories of our supporters, develops feature stories/blog posts for our various projects and programs, and provides editorial guidance for all members of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prioritize assignments and assign them to Staff Writers as appropriate.
  • Work closely with the other members of the Leadership Team to manage and align promotional calendars with editorial production.
  • Regularly develop ideas for new editorial content.
  • Be proactive and creative in researching and proposing new subjects to cover to help extend our brand’s reach.
  • Monitor supporter submissions of stories, photos, and videos to develop editorial calendars and new articles/blog posts.
  • Write blog entries and provide editorial guidance for the Random Acts website.
  • Review written materials intended for our website or for distribution, and correct errors in content, grammar, or punctuation, following the Random Acts style guidelines.
  • Keep the Leadership Team informed of any significant problems that jeopardize the well-being of the organization.
  • Attend regular staff and departmental meetings.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 1-2 years experience in professional writing, with an available portfolio for review including online articles and/or blog posts.
  • Experience in online publishing with specific experience with WordPress.
  • Deep understanding of social media platforms and communicating with different audiences in the online medium.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including staff, supporters, and the public.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, whether verbally, visually, or in writing, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team, and the ability to manage tasks or projects from implementation through to completion.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, as well as the ability to multitask effectively.
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate projects, evening, and weekend meetings.
  • Able to commit a minimum of 3-4 hours per week to Random Acts activities.
  • Degree/Certificate or equivalent in journalism, English, marketing, or a related field.

This role requires remote working. Applicants must have regular and reliable access to the internet, as well as the motivation to dedicate their time to the organization.

Random Acts is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Random Acts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status.

If you are interested in this position, please read the job description carefully before applying for this volunteer role. You must include a resume when applying for this position.

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About RANDOM ACTS ORG

Location:

1009 Oakwood Ln #121569, Arlington, TX 76012, US

Mission Statement

At Random Acts, it’s our mission to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. We are here to inspire acts of kindness around the world both big and small. We provide a vast network of caring people with the encouragement and support they need to change lives for the better.

Description

Random Acts inspires many amazing things around the world every day - from small acts of kindness, such as inspiring someone to buy a stranger a cup of coffee, to much bigger acts of kindness like building a school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

All of these acts of kindness contribute to a bigger story, a message that Random Acts embodies and promotes - that you too can conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
International
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5-7 hours/week

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