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Internal Communications Specialist (Volunteer)

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Internal Communications 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.

Are you experienced with internal communications? Are you passionate about making a difference? Would you find it exciting to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great journalism in the public interest? Can you commit 10 hours a week to our mission, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?

WhoWhatWhy is seeking an internal communications specialist who is curious, intuitive, and self-motivated. This individual will report to the CEO. The Internal Communications and Change Management team will work with all WhoWhatWhy departments to impact team members’ internal communications and engagement. This individual will play a key role in developing and implementing a communications strategy, and be responsible for helping to define and implement communications internally using a variety of delivery platforms, in partnership with senior operations managers and executive leaders.

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 seek 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!

Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute organization-wide communications and announcements (i.e., surveys, new process announcements, policies, documents, forms, department updates), to be circulated within the organization and/or posted on the organization’s intranet.
  • Develop content for organization-wide training.
  • Create content for all-staff town hall meetings and set up Zoom calls.
  • To develop and implement a communication plan.
  • Identify and communicate the processes and procedures for using the latest technology within the organization.
  • Partner with the Internal Communications team to ensure regular, effective communication from the CEO and other executives to the rest of the organization, drafting and editing communications as needed.
  • Develop and manage the delivery of content across multiple communication channels, with a focus on measurement and technology innovation to drive increasing engagement with a remote global workforce.
  • Collaborate with team/manager and business unit leaders to drive engagement.
  • In partnership with Marketing, External Communications and other teams, ensure consistency of messages, internally and externally.
  • Partner with the executive team, human resources, external communications, and other teams to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate strategic internal communications

Qualifications

  • Superior oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail.
  • Bachelors in Communication, Journalism or related fields.
  • 5+ years experience building communication plans and developing organization-wide communications using multiple communication channels including newsletters, intranet, presentations, all staff emails, training material, etc..
  • Ability to articulate a clear point of view on complicated issues in a clear, concise manner. Experience developing (writing and editing) communication content and materials, including technology related content.
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Experience working with and communicating to all levels within an organization including senior leadership.
  • Capacity to meet deadlines; ability to be flexible and versatile in a breaking news environment.
  • Have a solid grasp of - and commitment to - our mission and vision.
  • Experience with communications tools is preferred but not required (e.g., Zoom, Slack, GSuite).

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 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 hr@whowhatwhy.org.

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

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.

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WHEN

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WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
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REQUIREMENTS

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

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