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Slack Administrator/Coordinator (Volunteer)

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WhoWhatWhy

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We Don't Cover the News, We Uncover the Truth

Slack Administrator (Volunteer)

*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.* This is a remote-from-home position.

Have you been using Slack extensively for years? Do you know the ins and outs of the application - and consider yourself a Slack Evangelist? Do you have notions of "best practices" for how the platform should be used by an organization?

Are you excited about the opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals producing great content in the public interest? Can you commit a minimum of 10 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?

If you answered "Yes" to all of these, then you might be a perfect fit for WhoWhatWhy’s Volunteer Slack Evangelist/Expert position

And who are we? Check out WhoWhatWhy.org. You’ll quickly see that we’re a credible solution to the raging debate over whether the news is "fake" or not," with agenda-free research and bracingly fresh analysis. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth - whatever it is.

We have thought long and hard about what limits journalism’s ability to effect positive change in the public interest, and we see two factors that dominate the landscape: (1) Commercial entities overly concerned with meeting financial goals and filling "eyeball" quotas - while keeping up with the rest of the pack, thereby ensuring a sameness and superficiality to the coverage (2) Ideologically driven outfits that cater to a specific mindset and dare not reveal things that would upset their readers - or force them to reconsider their values.

At WhoWhatWhy, we go at each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions - even when we’re told not to. Nothing is going to stand in our way when it comes to discovering what is going on beneath the surface, and why. Call it naive to believe such fearlessness possible, but we think it’s the essence of true journalism.

And because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that we’re looking for volunteers - skilled volunteers. Yes, we’re a nonprofit that wasn’t funded by a zillionaire. Yes, we decline to accept corporate ads. Yes, we have a tiny budget right now and simply don't have the ability to pay many people very much.

However, we do have big ambitions, which is why we’re seeking an experienced slack manager to oversee slack channels and develop strategies for team collaboration and communication.

Responsibilities

  • Implement best practices for the organization's use of Slack
  • Develop and implement processes for maintaining and managing Slack channels
  • Create and implement strategies for effective staff participation in Slack discussions
  • Facilitate channel discussions when needed
  • Conduct regular de-cluttering and archiving of inactive Slack channels
  • Learn about new Slack features and train team members
  • Develop training manuals and tutorials


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years' experience as a project manager using Slack
  • Be highly organized, motivated, and curious, and able to juggle - and prioritize - multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in a remote environment a plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a collaborative spirit and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment


Perks

  • Channel your passion in a stimulating environment
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization
  • Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
  • Have fun while you make a difference


Expectations

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we require a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week. (Though doing more is not discouraged!) Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack, email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner.

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with other senior leaders, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.


To Apply

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to hr@whowhatwhy.org. You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position. Thanks!

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About WhoWhatWhy

Location:

PO BOX 1103, NEW YORK, NY 10276, US

Mission Statement

WhoWhatWhy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization aiming to discover and share the truth about matters affecting us all. We launched with the idea that the public deserves courageous and thorough investigations into powerful institutions, entities and individuals that shape our world. We pride ourselves on having no sacred cows, and covering stories that no one else will touch. At WhoWhatWhy, we believe that quality information changes minds--and that when you change minds, you change everything.

Description

WhoWhatWhy embodies a form of investigative reporting that is rigorous, relentless, and scientific - we call it forensic journalism.

We take on controversial topics others will not touch and dig deep to uncover and name the institutions and persons shaping our world. Our organization is neither partisan nor ideological and only provides accounts based on extensive research and thorough sourcing.

In addition to producing rigorous investigative reporting, we seek to further the long-term survival and betterment of the news industry as a whole.

Arts & Culture
Media & Broadcasting
Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • IT Management
  • Network Administration
  • Database Administration

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 hours (minimum); 6 months (minimum)

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