*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DONOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. *This is a remote-from-homeposition. *Minimum 6 months commitment required.Are you an experienced internal communications professional with a passion for communicationand change management? Are you passionate about making a difference? Are you excited aboutthe opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals and interested in writing, editing, andproducing engaging content for internal audiences? Can you commit a minimum of 10-15 hoursa week, working remotely on your own schedule with our remote team?The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a Senior CommunicationsSpecialist who is a curious, intuitive, and self-motivated communications professional to join ourInternal Communications and Change Management team. This individual will report to theOperations Manager, Internal Communications and Change Management and will work acrossall WhoWhatWhy departments to impact team members’ internal communications andengagement. This individual will play a key role in developing and implementing acommunications strategy, and be responsible for helping to define and implementcommunications internally using a variety of delivery platforms, in partnership with senioroperations managers and executive leaders.Who We AreBefore you decide to apply, make sure the WhoWhatWhy mission resonates with you. Check outwhowhatwhy.org. You’ll quickly see that we’re a credible response to the raging debate overwhether the news is “fake” or not, publishing agenda-free research and brazenly fresh analysis.At WhoWhatWhy, we approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and awillingness to dig deep and ask hard questions. We believe that this is the essence of truejournalism.Because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that, as a nonprofit with a very limited budgetthat accepts no advertising, we are staffed principally by volunteers – skilled volunteers.However, we do have big ambitions, which is why we’re seeking an experienced OperationsCommunications Specialist who will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation andeffective communication within the entire organization. If this sounds like you – then we’d liketo hear from you.Responsibilities• Write and distribute organization-wide communications and announcements (i.e.,surveys, new process announcements, policies, documents, forms, department updates),to be circulated within the organization and/or posted on the organization’s intranet.• Develop content for organization-wide training.• Create content for all-staff town hall meetings and set up Zoom calls.• Work in close collaboration with the Internal Communications Manager and team todevelop and implement a communication plan.• Identify and communicate the processes and procedures for using the latest technologywithin the organization.• Partner with the Internal Communications team to ensure regular, effectivecommunication from the CEO and other executives to the rest of the organization,drafting and editing communications as needed.• Develop and manage the delivery of content across multiple communication channels,with a focus on measurement and technology innovation to drive increasing engagementwith a remote global workforce.• Collaborate with team/manager and business unit leaders to drive engagement.• In partnership with Marketing, External Communications and other teams, ensureconsistency of messages, internally and externally.• Partner with the executive team, human resources, external communications, and otherteams to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate strategic internal communications.Qualifications• Superior oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail.• Bachelors in Communication, Journalism or related field.• 5+ years experience building communication plans and developing organization-widecommunications using multiple communication channels including newsletters, intranet,presentations, all staff emails, training material, etc..• Ability to articulate a clear point of view on complicated issues in a clear, concisemanner. Experience developing (writing and editing) communication content andmaterials, including technology related content.• Ability to work with a team.• Experience working with and communicating to all levels within an organizationincluding senior leadership.• Capacity to meet deadlines; ability to be flexible and versatile in a breaking newsenvironment.• Have a solid grasp of – and commitment to – our mission and vision.• Experience with communications tools is preferred but not required (e.g., Zoom, Slack,GSuite).Perks• Channel your passion in a stimulating environment.• Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization.• Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professionaltrajectory.• Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis.• Have fun while you make a difference.ExpectationsYou will work remotely and on your own schedule; we require a minimum commitment of 10-15hours a week. (Though doing more is not discouraged!) Because our staff is spread throughoutthe world, we communicate mostly through Zoom, 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 strongcollaboration skills; enjoy the opportunity to partner with other senior leaders; and can commitquality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.To ApplyTo apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit forthis position. Please provide a cover letter in the space given or send it . You should confirm, in writing, your understanding that this is a volunteer position. Thanks!
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