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Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project

Real Change

Volunteer today to write for the award-winning Real Change newspaper! Do you possess the skills and passion to be a community voice in the Puget Sound region? If you dream of a community that is equitable; if you’re looking for a way to activate others; if you delight in making the comfortable squirm; and if you think you can contribute well-rounded, well-researched and well-written articles that make a difference in this region, then consider writing for the leading street newspaper in North America: the Real Change newspaper!

  • Position Title: Real Change Contributing Writer
  • Supervisor: Editor
  • Location: Remote
  • Skills and Experience:
    • Previous journalism or non-academic writing experience is required
    • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
    • Responsive and able to reply to emails within approximately 48 hours
    • Must have keen interest in local social justice issues and be able to work independently
    • Must be able to receive constructive feedback and work with the Editor to revise or refine contributions, as needed
    • A passion for economic, social and racial justice
    • Ability to work independently, including conducting your own research, interviews, and fact-checking (with the assistance of a team of weekly copyeditors)

TO APPLY: Please send 2-5 writing samples of 300-1000 words demonstrating your ability to write for the Real Change newspaper to Clips from magazines, newspaper, radio, or other media outlets are preferred and at a minimum should be journalistic in style: non-fiction, not first-person, and not academic. In lieu of work samples, you may be given a short writing assignment for Real Change.

Founded in 1994, Real Change is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit that provides immediate employment to low-income and homeless people, while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.

Poverty and homelessness disproportionately affect people of color, which is reflected in the population of Real Change vendors. We are committed to representing a wide array of contributors and to fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture. We value and strive to support all contributors, regardless of their race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical ability, political affiliation, religion and any other non-merit factor.

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About Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project


219 1st Ave S., Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.


Founded in 1994, the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project is an award-winning nonprofit newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity to homeless and low-income people throughout the Pacific Northwest. Highly regarded as the leading street newspaper in North America, Real Change provides a low-barrier employment opportunity to an average of 250 homeless and low-income individuals each month while challenging the structures that create poverty. We envision a just, caring and inclusive community, where people are no longer marginalized by racism and classism and have the means to live with dignity. To read more about the Real Change Vendors who earn income by selling the street newspaper, please read profiles published at

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


96 S. Main St.Seattle, WA 98104



  • Technical Writing
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Research
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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