New York, New York
Marketing Director (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.* This is a remote-from-home position.
Are you at a point in your life where doing something challenging, meaningful and fun is more of an urgent concern for you than compensation? Are you ready to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Do you have extensive experience building brands, executing multi-channel marketing programs, and running organizations? Can you commit a minimum of 10 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?
Check out WhoWhatWhy.org. You’ll quickly see that we’re a credible solution to the raging debate over whether the news is “fake” or not,” with agenda-free research and bracingly fresh analysis. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth — whatever it is.
We have thought long and hard about what limits journalism’s ability to effect positive change in the public interest, and we see two factors that dominate the landscape: (1) Commercial entities overly concerned with meeting financial goals and filling “eyeball” quotas – while keeping up with the rest of the pack, thereby ensuring a sameness and superficiality to the coverage (2) Ideologically driven outfits that cater to a specific mindset and dare not reveal things that would upset their readers – or force them to reconsider their values.
At WhoWhatWhy, we go at each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions – even when we’re told not to. Nothing is going to stand in our way when it comes to discovering what is going on beneath the surface, and why. Call it naive to believe such fearlessness possible, but we think it’s the essence of true journalism.
And because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that we’re looking for volunteers – skilled volunteers. Yes, we’re a nonprofit that wasn’t funded by a zillionaire. Yes, we decline to accept corporate ads. Yes, we have a tiny budget right now and simply don’t have the ability to pay many people very much.
However, we do have big ambitions, which is why we’re seeking an experienced marketing leader to partner and job share with our existing – and newly hired – Marketing Director. As Co-Director of Brand and Marketing, you’ll work closely with senior leadership to shape this role and our brand strategy; develop, organize, and oversee our marketing and public relations departments; and create and execute marketing plans.
You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through slack, email, and a few conference calls. All volunteers are required to respond to slack conversations and emails on a daily basis. If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with other senior leaders, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.
We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and customized cover letter that shows that you have studied and thought about what we do at WhoWhatWhy and explains why you are a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to . You should also confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position. Thank you!
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