Editor

WhoWhatWhy

New York, New York

Date Posted September 15, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty National/World News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Part-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.whowhatwhy.org

Description:

Are you one of the following three types: A currently employed editor looking to increase your range and experience outside your present position? A talented reporter and writer who believes you have what it takes to be a great editor? A retired news editor looking to stay active while working from the comfort of your home?

We offer a chance for skilled journalists to be part of one of the most dynamic, innovative and independent-spirited news organizations on the planet.

WhoWhatWhy — the nonprofit Real News Project’s brand —  accepts no advertising and provides its content entirely free to the public. How do we do this? We keep our costs low and rely on a small core team of paid personnel, paid freelancers, and a majority of skilled volunteers.

Right now, we're looking principally for those who are able to volunteer -- just as you might for any other nonprofit and good cause. Down the road, we hope to be able to offer a modest compensation package. But for now:

What We Offer You:

  • A flat structure where everyone has a lot of say

  • A place where you can pursue stories and angles you might not get to report on elsewhere (because we are free of the usual corporate influence)

  • A chance to participate in high-quality journalism, focused less on the war of words and scandals that dominate today’s news cycle, and more on deeper problems and hard-headed solutions that don't currently get enough attention. You also get to choose an area that matters to you, for example climate change, democracy, health policy, and international desk.

  • A supportive, inclusive, friendly, diverse culture of people with a variety of opinions who volunteer their time and talents to promote journalism, critical thinking, accuracy, and truth

  • The opportunity to keep up and improve your skills, while learning new things (ideas and tools)

What You Offer Us:

  • Savvy news judgment / familiarity with current events 

  • Strong editing and journalism skills

  • Ability to assign and edit stories on complex issues

  • Work well with and listen to others

  • Commitment of at least five hours a week on a flexible schedule for at least six months

  • Attend team meetings

  • Respond to messages in a timely manner

  • Agree with and adhere to our guidelines and values

To Apply

  • Send a customized cover letter written with us in mind. Make clear that you understand our brand and mission, and explain why you believe you would be a good fit 

  • Tell us about your relevant experience

  • Include a c.v.

  • Confirm that you understand this will be, at least initially, a volunteer role

  • Indicate the minimum number of hours and months to which you can initially commit

Write to us at Apply@whowhatwhy.org  

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.