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American Red Cross: Disaster Relief: Blog Writer Associate NEEDED!

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American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

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The American Red Cross Bloggers and Feature Writers are a part of a creative content volunteer team that creates professionally-written content for news releases, media alerts, and regional platforms including blogs, social media feeds, websites, and other outlets.

Responsibilities:
* Follow the Communications calendar to research, perform interviews, write and post blog stories within
deadlines. Blog 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 smartphone if a photographer isn't available. Secure signed
information release forms.

Time Commitment: Flexible. Time commitment depends on the needs of the regional communications department.

Qualifications:
* Strong writing, editing, research, and interpersonal skills.
* Must be familiar with basic computer operations and have the ability to upload content to the blog or by
email remotely.
* Authentic, creative, funny, and engaging storyteller.


Training: We provide all the training!

"WE ARE LOOKING FOR LOCAL HEROES TO POSITIVELY IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY"

Sign-up to volunteer today ! Please email questions to Juana Zapata, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org or (951) 205-6689.

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About American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

Location:

10600 N. Trademark Parkway, Suite 406, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Community
Emergency & Safety
Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

17199 Yuma St Suite 2Victorville, CA 92395

(34.47301,-117.2875)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Technical Writing
  • Reading / Writing
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. Time commitment depends on the needs of the regional communications department. 3, 6, or 12 months with a renewable opportunity
  • Do you want to IMPACT LIVES by sharing their stories? All the training is done virtually, you do not need to leave the luxury from your home. TURN COMPASSION INTO ACTION!

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