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Remote Newsletter Writer/Journalist

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ORGANIZATION: The Community

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We have a monthly 10-12 page newsletter that is sent to everyone in the Wisconsin prison system. We have correspondents around the state that collect resources and news on any efforts around reentry, justice reform, and decarceration.

We are looking for writers with good grammar and spelling to turn these resources and information into written pieces for our newsletter. These written pieces can be anywhere from posts of a couple of sentences under a general category to full-page articles. These are not creative writing pieces or op-eds, so they will not require any personal opinion or craftiness with words.

There will be a learning curve around acronyms and terms used in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Wisconsin justice system, as well as other uncommon terms that may pop up in this space. But beyond that, it is very straightforward writing that doesn’t take anything more than good grammar and good spelling.

The audience is also similar to the writing style found in national newspapers, which are aimed at people with a sixth-grade reading level.

We are looking to offer stipends for this work eventually through current grants and funding, but the job is currently unpaid and will require approximately 5 hours per month.

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About The Community

Location:

PO Box 100392, Milwaukee, WI 53210, US

Mission Statement

The Community is a nonprofit devoted to fostering a motivating sense of community among those involved and interested in anti-mass incarceration efforts (everything from smart-on-crime policies to prison conditions to reentry).

Description

We are a 5½ year old AMI (anti-mass incarceration) organization of several highly educated currently and formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones devoted to fostering a motivating sense of community among those involved or interested in AMI efforts (anything from preventative measures to prison conditions and legitimate rehabilitation opportunities to reentry). We have so far focused on Wisconsin with a newsletter (the most widely-read AMI publication in the state with 7,000 incarcerated readers - nearly a third of the prison population - and over 400 free readers) and our STEM from Concrete Initiative to provide STEM education opportunities to formerly and currently incarcerated people, but we are now expanding our focus after receiving two grants. We need at least one volunteer to help no more than 15 hours a week with clerical and research tasks. They can be anywhere in the world so long as they have a computer and a telephone.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Journalism
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We expect this to be about 5 hours per month.

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