Contractor — Better Bike Share Partnership Writer and Content Manager

PeopleForBikes

Boulder, Colorado

Date Posted January 30, 2024
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Not Specified

Description:

Job Title:  Contractor — Better Bike Share Partnership Writer and Content Manager

Type:  Up to 20 hours/week; contract position

Location: Remote

 

About the Better Bike Share Partnership

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is a collaborative funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable shared micromobility systems. Partners include PeopleForBikes, the City of Philadelphia, and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). BBSP’s mission is to advance equity in shared micromobility. Specifically, we work to ensure BIPOC and lower-income individuals can access and use shared micromobility systems. 

 

About PeopleForBikes

This contract will be through PeopleForBikes. PeopleForBikes works to unite millions of Americans, thousands of businesses, and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible, and more fun. Our mission is to get more people on bikes more often and make biking better for everyone. We support and promote bicycling’s benefits and back crucial bike infrastructure policies, projects, and programs. At PeopleForBikes, our agreed-upon set of team norms are what drive us to do our best every day we show up to work. Our core purpose is to make life great and our core values are: put others first, include everyone, and it can always be better. 

 

Project Summary

The Better Bike Share Partnership seeks a contractor to write and manage content for the partnership’s equity-focused, shared micromobility stories. This contract position will work directly with PeopleForBikes’ senior partnership and program manager. The contractor will be responsible for:

 

1) Researching and writing about all issues related to bike and scooter share, specifically issues with equity implications. A special focus will be on efforts to increase access to and the use of shared micromobility in BIPOC and low-income communities. 

 

2) Posting to social media accounts and making website updates for the Better Bike Share Partnership. 

 

The majority of the content the contractor produces will be published in the form of blog posts. Story themes include highlighting grantee programs and accomplishments, disseminating news about related work from BBSP partners, interviews with shared micromobility operators and city staff, distilling research papers into key concepts and findings, identifying trends in bike share usage, and finding equity-related angles in media articles that mention shared micromobility. 

 

Duties and Deliverables

  • Produce content for the Better Bike Share Partnership website and social media accounts

    • Minimum of four blogs written and posted per month

    • Other resources as needed (case studies, one-pagers, white papers)

  • Ideate and pitch content

  • Initiate and execute interviews

  • Update and add content to the BBSP website including resources, events, and images

  • Maintain monthly content log of current, completed, and future stories

  • Post to BBSP social media accounts including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and X (Twitter)

  • Participate in weekly meetings with PeopleForBikes’ senior partnership and program manager (flexible scheduling) and bi-weekly meetings with BBSP partners (second and fourth Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. MT. Can be flexible.)

  • Manage relationships with other blog contributors and republish relevant content

  • Monitor and analyze readership on the blog and work to increase engagement

  • Coordinate with the PeopleForBikes marketing team on cross-posting relevant content

  • One travel assignment per year to the North American Bike and Scooter Share Association’s annual conference

  • Other deliverables as discussed

 

Desired Qualifications

Don’t meet every requirement? No problem. Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they do. We encourage you to apply anyway. 

 

  • Interest in and experience with social justice issues, community engagement, and equity and justice in transportation and mobility

  • At least two years experience writing, editing, and producing published content

  • Experience elevating the voices of BIPOC and low-income individuals

  • An understanding of the lived experiences of BIPOC and low-income individuals particularly related to transportation and mobility

  • Enthusiastic about developing connections in the shared micromobility industry and conducting industry interviews

  • Ability to translate technical material for a broader audience

  • Experience managing and creating content for the web

  • Working knowledge of social media platforms and WordPress or another CMS platform

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented and organized

  • Self-directed and able to carry out assignments without supervision

  • A commitment to safe, healthy, reliable, and affordable access to bicycling for all, especially those from underserved and marginalized communities

  • Background in shared micromobility is beneficial, but not required



 

Fee Structure

Contractor will be paid $45.00/hour for up to 20 hours per week or 80 hours per month. This is a non-benefited position. Contractor can work remotely. 

 

Applying

  • Interested candidates should apply here. You will be contacted by a PeopleForBikes team member if your application is selected to move on to the next round.

  • The cover letter should be no longer than one page and briefly explain the candidate’s applicable experience, including experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Due to volume, we will not respond to telephone or in-person inquiries.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • The position is available immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.

  • Interested applicants are encouraged to visit PeopleForBikes.org for general information and organizational background.


 

Equal Opportunity

Our work to create safer, more comfortable, and more accessible places to bike for everyone starts with us. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and will consider alternative ways in which an applicant may have gained the required qualifications outside of traditional pathways.

 

We strive to ensure the people we work with reflect the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of the communities we serve. Working with diverse people enables us to better serve diverse communities and build an empowering, collaborative, and innovative work culture. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment where people from all backgrounds and communities feel welcomed, valued, respected, and received. You can read more about our efforts externally and internally at peopleforbikes.org/careers.

 

We believe that no matter who you are, where you're from, or why you ride, everyone can find joy on a bicycle. When you work at PeopleForBikes, you help us do the same.