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Program Associate (Volunteer)

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Program Associate (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.

Do you have a knack for organizing events? Would you find it exciting to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great journalism in the public interest? Can you commit (a minimum of) 10 hours a week to our mission, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?

WhoWhatWhy has an opening for a Program Associate. Qualified individuals would help us plan and stage events, from Zoom calls to larger in-person productions.

WhoWhatWhy.org is a nonpartisan, agenda-free news organization. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking, we report the truth, whatever it is. We approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep beneath the surface - and don’t back away in the face of pressure from powerful institutions and groupthink.

We are a nonprofit. We are not funded by a zillionaire. We do not accept corporate ads. As such, we are only currently able to pay a small core team, as well as experienced professional freelancers - and rely primarily on skilled volunteers to fill out our growing organizational infrastructure.

Age does not matter. We have among us young students, vibrant retirees, and everything in between, from all walks of life.

Join us!


  • Support the coordination of the planning and execution of all gathering including, but not limited to annual meetings, educational conferences, working group meetings
  • Collaborate directly with members of the board and president of the organization to plan, coordinate, and execute webinars broadcasted internationally.
  • Manage the Meetings inbox with a team, handle mailings, invitations, and correspondence on behalf of the organization.
  • Draft and send out logistical emails in advance of events including best practices
  • Support Content Relations Manager on the Salesforce database projects.
  • Organize and facilitate event delivery via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Build and maintain website platforms to facilitate online registration
  • Coordinate speaker and entertainment invitations and logistics
  • Support development staff efforts including relationship building, donor engagement and fundraising activities for events
  • Manage the registration process for in-person and virtual events
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to promote events and recruit new attendees
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Highly reliable, extremely organized, and detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated and good at working in a fast-paced environment under minimal direction.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • A solid grasp of-and commitment to-our mission
  • Able to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Interest in and knowledge of current affairs and news


  • 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
  • Your work will be seen!


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10-15 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be highly responsive in a timely manner.

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, and work well independently - but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, 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 farah.magdy@whowhatwhy.org. You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position.

After submitting your application, you may receive email responses from us that may go to your spam inbox. There is a technical issue with our Applicant Tracking System that we are working on fixing. In the meantime, please check your spam inbox regularly for correspondence from us. Thank you!

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About WhoWhatWhy


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.


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.

Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Minimum of 10 hrs per week for at least 6 months.

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