Editor at Media Nonprofit (Volunteer Position)

WhoWhatWhy, New York, New York

Date PostedMay 24, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified

The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for volunteer Editors to handle a range of functions, including: helping manage our editorial process and reporters, assigning pieces, tracking and supervising special projects, sourcing subject experts, promoting pieces, developing story ideas, and recruiting and guiding writers. You also may be given the opportunity, or asked, to write articles yourself.

If you’re an editor with experience and skills in any of these areas, we’d like to hear from you. We're interested both in generalists and in those with experience running specific beats. 

Who We Are

We are a unique news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy. We pay our freelancers and aspire to pay all of our team, and we will do so as our fundraising makes that possible. 


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we request a minimum commitment of 8-10 hours a week.  Because our team is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All team members are asked to respond to emails on a timely basis.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy at hr@whowhatwhy.org. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not consider applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.


  • Proven experience as editor in your section
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • A healthy dose of skepticism toward mainstream coverage of current events
  • The ability to manage others and generate incisive, original story ideas
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • An insatiable appetite for news


  • Guide and manage a group of reporters
  • Review and refine story ideas from team members and readers
  • Edit articles for accuracy and coherence
  • Coordinate with marketing and PR teams to maximize traction for stories
  • Develop and assign pitches to qualified reporters

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