DailySource.org is looking for an individual with a nose for news to help update our site with great content and lay out the front page. Our nonprofit focuses on news about making the world a better place, particularly news related to topics such as global poverty, philanthropy, climate change, voluntarism and human rights. All volunteering is via the computer -- you can be anywhere in the world. The Daily Source is truly a 21st century journalism site. Our online software is incredibly easy to use and automates most of the layout process. Just drag and drop articles from one location to another and the page adjusts itself automatically. Editing the headlines is as easy as using Microsoft Word or sending an e-mail. You will receive guidance from our senior editors who are some of the top newspaper journalists and reporters in the U.S. Besides laying out the front page, you will find articles, videos, columns and other material from around the Internet for use on the site and make the final decision of what goes on the site.
We are happy to provide references from our very satisfied volunteers, some of whom work at full-time news jobs for places like NPR and IDG Publishing. You will be doing real stuff that directly impacts our front page and our nonprofit's mission to help the world. You will also gain invaluable experience that will build your skills and look great on a resume. Two of our volunteers started their own non-profit organization after eight months of volunteering with us. One of our editors was hired full-time by Congress as the official congressional photographer of senators at work and at public events. The front page editor position is a minimum of 15 hours per week for a minimum of six months. If you can volunteer 20 hours or higher a week, then the minimum is only five months, or you can do 12 hours a week for seven months. All editors are credited at the bottom of the site each day, and daily editions are archived so your friends, family and future employers will see what you were part of creating.
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We also may have the following openings that require no experience (minimum hours per week and minimum number of months are in parenthesis). All these positions telecommute. If you are in school, volunteering with us can function as an internship. Interns can usually receive credit with their school for their internships.
Content Editor (12 hours for a minimum of six months): Searches the Internet for high quality articles, columns, editorials and videos, adds them to our system, and ranks them by quality. The front page editors pick from these to publish on the front page. Often we have one content editor per shift in tandem with a front page editor. This requires Internet surfing skills, strong understanding and judgment of the news, and attention to detail. Does not require knowledge of AP style or experience with layout.
Marketing and Social Media (seven hours a week for a minimum of six months): Help research potential media outlets and blogs to cover our site, e-mail our press releases, and keep track of coverage of our site that has occurred. We have a great website and need to get the word out about it. Help promote the website by updating our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages, attracting new followers, and interacting with our existing followers. No marketing experience required, but you must be very familiar with social media, be organized and be good at communicating.
Grant writer/Fundraising (ten hours for a minimum of six months): Help write, edit and/or send grant proposals to foundations to secure funding for our site. The volunteer will also help research potential foundations to apply to, and draft/edit letters of inquiry to foundations. You must be a self-starter and have experience writing grant proposals. If you're interested in volunteering, please let us know: * Which position or positions are you interested in * How many hours per week and how many months can you do. We tend to give preference to people who can do more hours. * A description of your past work/volunteer experience and education
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- Must be at least 18