Email Marketing Specialist (Volunteer)

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Email Marketing Specialist (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. All positions are remote/ work from home.

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 is a nonpartisan, agenda-free news organization; we report the truth, whatever it is. We approach each story with an open mind, and impunity from institutional agendas and groupthink influence.

We are a nonprofit. We are not funded by a zillionaire. We do not accept corporate ads.

Age is not a factor for our team. Intelligence and commitment are the most important metrics. Our team is made up of young students, vibrant retirees, and everyone in between, from all around the world.

WhoWhatWhy has an opening for a Mailing List Specialist to help us plan and execute strong digital giving campaigns. This role will work to establish and reach major fundraising goals on behalf of WWW.

Join us!


  • Lead the strategy and execution of WhoWhatWhy’s digital fundraising campaigns, including email appeals and engagement, Short Message Service (SMS), and social media fundraising messaging
  • Support the management and development of our donor and prospect list size and quality.
  • Deliver on our revenue growth goals set by the overall fundraising team plan
  • Create multi-channel communications for donors to ensure that interactions with WhoWhatWhy are frequent and of high quality.
  • Participate in creating strategy, facilitating email mailings and developing customized, donor-centric outreach that achieves high conversion, retention, and acquisition according to our donor funnel.
  • Ensure WhoWhatWhy charity rating profiles are complete and up-to-date.
  • Work cross-functionally with Marketing and IT teams to develop and execute online campaigns and online advertising to build a constituent base for advocacy and fundraising purposes.


  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation abilities
  • A solid grasp of - and commitment to - our mission
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Previous nonprofit development experience a plus
  • Highly reliable, extremely organized, and detail-oriented
  • Able to set deadlines and ensure timely completion of deliverables


  • Work with a global team of principle- driven individuals committed to fact- based journalism
  • 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


You will be expected to attend your department’s recurring meetings. Beyond this, you will work on your own schedule. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10 hours a week. Because our team is spread throughout the world, we rely on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be responsive in a timely manner.

To Apply

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter , making clear you are familiar with our mission and work. You should confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to

Please note that response emails from us sometimes end up in spam folders; don’t forget to check them. 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.


Multiple locations Buffalo Grove, IL 60089



  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication




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

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