The Volunteer Journalist / Writer is the voice of CleanUp News. This person will be the energy source for the cleanup community and will interact and develop relationships with our audience for cleanupnews.org We are looking for someone who has a passion for writing, content creation, and social media. If you are quick-witted, fluent in environmental culture, and have a keen eye for detail and process, we’re looking for you.
The Journalist / Writer will be a key player in making CleanUp News one of the most effective and innovative public service news projects in the country. He/She must be a self-starter with a high level of organization and self-accountability.
You will be at the forefront of developing video, web, and/or print communications to effectively communicate news about cleanups. The position will further develop CleanUp News as the global leader in communicating news, editorials, video and media about the field. It will include documenting and editing content to be included in blog posts, videos, webpages, and more. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn or further develop innovative environmental technologies and systems, researching new technologies and programs, interviewing researchers about current science papers, participating in teleconferences and summarizing meetings with industry on key issues, drafting and quality-assuring reports, updating the website, supporting a separate Master’s policy project for a National CleanUp Plan, and assisting with administrative tasks. In addition to the communications work, a key part of this will be direct participation in National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails work, in partnership with multiple non-profits, municipalities, educational institutions, and businesses.
CleanUp News is a major, new initiative of National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails. We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and community of people dedicated to keeping the outdoors clean. Study after study shows the highest indicator that someone will pick up litter is if they witness someone else picking up litter. That’s because peer group norms are more powerful than incentives, and when worked in concert with each other, they can provide impressive behavioral change impacts.
Core to our beliefs is the notion that people want to do the right things; all they need is a little encouragement or incentive. We believe that people are naturally responsible; if we encourage them to care for their favorite places, to pick up after themselves and others, then our communities will become self-sufficient, clean, and more enjoyable.
What would happen if everyone picked up one piece of litter for National CleanUp Day?
You understand how to write and communicate. You have ideas and know how to execute and produce the highest level content. You cross each t and dot each i - even when there isn't any time for it. You're relentless and undeniably passionate about the volunteer work you do. No matter the circumstances, you get sh$t done.
Actively write the news, policy ideas, science, and editorial content about CleanUps, the inputs (manufacturing, packaging) and the outputs (microplastics, litter, trash). Post on CleanUp News using Squarespace.
The ideal candidate should have 2+ years experience in journalism, writing, copywriting, social strategy, and / or community management. Prefer that you are a current student or professional in Media, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Environment or a related field. Alternatively, business, economics, natural sciences, public policy, or those with significant knowledge of media, journalism and/or graphic design are encouraged to apply
About National CleanUp Day / Clean Trails / CleanUp News
1312 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202, US
National CleanUp Day and World CleanUp Day! Have Fun in the Outdoors and do good. Clean Trails promotes harmony with the land by encouraging stewardship and by providing mechanisms to keep the trail systems that lead to our wild spaces litter-free.
We’re a nonprofit organization aiming to become a nation-wide community of people dedicated to keeping our wild places and the trails that access those spaces free of litter. Study after study shows the highest indicator that someone will pick up litter is if they witness someone else picking up litter. That’s because peer group norms are more powerful than incentives, and when worked in concert with each other, they can provide impressive behavioral change impacts.
Core to our beliefs is the notion that people want to do the right things; all they need is a little encouragement or incentive. We believe that people are naturally responsible; if we encourage them to care for their favorite places, to pick up after themselves and others, then our trails will become self-sufficient, clean, and more enjoyable.
Media & Broadcasting
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
1312 17th StreetDenver, CO80202
January 25, 2021
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Marketing Strategy & Planning
Copy Writing / Copy Editing
From two to five hours per week as your schedule permits.