Be a Feature Writer for the American Red Cross of Alaska! (Mat-Su)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Alaska Region


Be apart of creating the story of the Red Cross through written content for news releases, media alerts, and regional platforms including social media feeds, websites and other outlets.

You will follow the Communications calendar to research, perform interviews, write and post stories within deadlines.

Feature Writer posts are typically 300-500 words and must be cleared by regional communications staff. Write human interest stories that highlight the work of volunteers, leaders, donors, disaster victims, etc. Feature stories are typically 500-1,000 words and may require telephone interviews or face-to-face interviews.
Develop other written materials such as press releases, presentations, editorials, messaging, speeches, and newsletters. Bank "evergreen" stories for use at a later time.

During Disasters: Work with Communications team to identify stories, conduct interviews, write and post on a daily basis; focus on client stories and service delivery. Interview clients, partners, and Red Cross workers. Share story ideas with media relations and social engagement teams. May be asked to shoot photos with your smart phone if a photographer isn't available. Secure signed information release forms.

We provide all training!

Flexible- We will work with your schedule

Sign up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Jocelynn Cobb, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, at or by phone at 907.791.0882.

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About American Red Cross - Alaska Region


235 East 8th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.


Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Media & Broadcasting
Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety, Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Wasilla, AK 99654



  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Disaster Response
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach




  • Flexible. Time commitment depends on needs of the regional communications department.
  • Strong writing, editing, research and interpersonal skills. Must be familiar with basic computer operations and have the ability to upload content to the website or by email remotely.Authentic, creative, funny and engaging storyteller.

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