San Francisco, California
Technical Writer (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 (work from home) position.* Minimum 6 months commitment required.
Are you an experienced Technical writer who is passionate about making a difference? Are you excited about the opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Can you commit a minimum of 10-15 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?
WhoWhatWhy is building a Technical writers team and seeks experienced, savvy team members.This team interacts with others at all levels of the organization and enjoys constant variety and challenge. We’re looking for an accomplished Technical writer who is confident and prepared to model best practices in design and organization of content.You should have a sophisticated knowledge of Technical writing/ documentation, possess the flexibility and openness to adopt our style, processes, and practices, but aren’t afraid to suggest improvements that benefits our writers, our collaborators and other departments.
Who We Are
Before you decide to apply, make sure the WhoWhatWhy mission resonates with you. Check out whowhatwhy.org. You’ll quickly see that we’re a credible response to the raging debate over whether the news is “fake” or not, publishing agenda-free research and bracingly fresh analysis. At WhoWhatWhy, we approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions. We believe that this is the essence of true journalism.
Because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that, as a nonprofit with a very limited budget that accepts no advertising, we are staffed principally by volunteers – skilled volunteers. However, we do have big ambitions – which is why we’re seeking experienced Technical writers to help us better document our processes. That will play a crucial role in our ability to continue growing and sharing our quality journalism with an ever-expanding, eager audience.
You will work remotely and on your own schedule; we require a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week. (Though doing more is not discouraged!) Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack (direct messaging system) and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner.
If you possess a high level of self-motivation; work well independently but also have strong collaboration skills; 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 a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for this position. Please provide a cover letter in the space given or send it to . You should confirm, in writing, your understanding that this is a volunteer position. Thanks!
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