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.
At present, the only role we have openings for is the Front Page Editor role. This role provides the most learning and most skills development as you learn a range of things from news judgement to content selection to placement (where to put things on a news page) to headline editing to photo editing. It's also the role that looks best on resumes both for jobs in journalism/communications and jobs in other fields.
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.
We have an extensive training process that is about a month long, so if we are going to train you, we need you to do a certain amount of hours in all to make it worth the time we put into it. Therefore, the Front Page Editor role requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week for 6 months, 18 hours a week for 5 1/2 months, 20 hours a week for 5 months or 12 hours a week for 7 months. We tend to give preference to people who can do more months and/or hours per week, though we also consider a person's existing work experience or journalism training.
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 prefer some degree of experience or school study in journalism or editing for the front page editor position described above.
To apply, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org . When you apply, let us know the number of months and hours per week you can do.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18