Volunteer Reporter/Journalist

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ORGANIZATION: YesLiberia

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Description: YesLiberia needs a passionate volunteer Reporter/Journalist based in Monrovia, Liberia to help creatively capture and compile frequent news stories by investigating and writing rich and compelling articles for the organization. The ideal candidate MUST already have verifiable relationships with newspapers or media agencies in Liberia. This is a 100% volunteer role for residents living in Monrovia, Liberia.

Responsibilities:

  1. Help establish great relationships and contacts at local media agencies and newspapers for publishing or broadcasting YesLiberia’s news stories monthly

  2. Research, interview, collect, verify, and thoroughly analyze information from various internal and external sources; maintain all notes and audio recordings in YesLiberia’s folders

  3. Write and deliver news stories about YesLiberia with the reader’s perspective in mind

  4. Ensure news stories are regularly published in local newspapers or media agencies (online and offline platforms); abide by journalism’s ethics and codes

  5. Help create radio interview opportunities for YesLiberia leadership, team members, including yourself, and some students/parents

  6. As needed, work with reporters, news editors, producers, etc. to publish stories

  7. Stay up-to-date with the latest current events in the "beat" by studying papers, attending events etc.




Requirements:

  1. Proven working experience as a reporter, journalist, or blogger in Liberia

  2. MUST have current relationships with various media agencies or newspapers in Liberia

  3. Excellent communications, lobbying and active listening skills with integrity and morality

  4. Existing portfolio of published articles or newscasts

  5. Ability to gather, edit, and write compelling news articles or opinions

  6. Broad knowledge of headlines style writing

  7. Computer proficiency in MS Office, Google doc, Google sheet, digital editing, web search, etc.

  8. A degree or certificate in journalism, reporting, or mass communications

YesLiberia Diversity Statement: YesLiberia values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where individuals from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued. We believe that diversity strengthens our organization and enhances our ability to create positive change in the communities we serve.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about HR and interested in volunteering with YesLiberia, please submit your resume and a brief statement outlining your interest and relevant experience to hr@yesliberia.org . We look forward to hearing from you!

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About YesLiberia

Location:

P. O. Box 55832, Oklahoma City, OK 73155, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower young people through meaningful service learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology. We do this through strategic partnerships and learning models to utilize existing youth habits and uphold societal values in the communities we work.

Description

Conviction created YesLiberia. Daily the needs of underprivileged are ignored. We ignore their struggles because it’s easier to deal with the more important things in our lives-- like climbing the corporate ladder and saving money so we don’t become indigent. And some of us ignore their challenges because they bring back unpleasant memories we seek to repress. But disregarding the plight of the underprivileged yields no resolution. Then certain things happen to remind us their struggles exist no matter how hard we try to pretend our needs surpass theirs.

Jallah was convicted by several of those things over a short period of time. The prostitution of children in Thailand reminded him of Liberia. The rape and war in Congo reminded him of Liberia. The genocide in Rwanda reminded him of Liberia. He remembered his underprivileged past--a past where he was seen as less than elite based on his tribal and economic status and where his education came as a gift from the United Methodist Church.

Reminded, he became convicted to act and YesLiberia was founded to educate and help underprivileged Liberians whose plight he intimately understood.

YesLiberia is a 501c3 charity organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service since July 2009. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. YesLiberia is also registered at four government agencies in Liberia.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Media & Broadcasting
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

MonroviaMonrovia, Liberia 1000Liberia

(6.32291,-10.80243)
 

SKILLS

  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Technical Writing
  • Reading / Writing
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Google Apps

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible, minimum commitment 6 months
  • ONLY Monrovia, Liberia

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