Content Writer, Editor, and Creator (Volunteer)
Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work to address climate change. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. A 6 months commitment is preferred. This is a remote-from-home position.
Are you good at, and do you enjoy writing and content creation? Do you want to make a difference in the climate crisis? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of a global organization in an interesting environment? Are you motivated by working with smart and talented individuals who are creating a better world? Can you commit 7 - 10 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? If so, we would love to chat about your help and unique talents.
Who We Are
Earth Hero is a global all-volunteer nonprofit organization with users in 153 countries. We exist to make it easy to act on climate change. The climate emergency we currently face requires adequate and immediate action. It is one of the most threatening crises of our time. To rise to the challenge, we help people discover personalized, positive steps to care for our shared planet, improve lives, and build a better future. Check out https://www.earthhero.org to get to know us better and see if our mission and project resonate with you.
We are looking for action-oriented individuals who are excited to address climate change. As a startup, we are looking for people who will help build and scale our impact and at the same time are willing to roll up their sleeves to get stuff done! This is an opportunity to be part of an organization where you can have a direct impact, grow your experience, and have the flexibility to fit the role into your life.
Collaborate with team members to understand and develop plans to focus creation efforts in the interest of acting on climate and environmental issues.
Write new climate/environmental action content to appear on the Earth Hero app, website, and/or social media.
Of note, in this role, people usually start out writing/researching new actions for the app. Please think about if this is something that is appealing to you.
Research and validate content sources to established standards.
Source photography, and additional digital design resources to complement the writing.
Coordinate with other creators to ensure a top-quality end product.
Act as an editor for others to help them develop even more interesting, trusted content.
Review content to ensure it represents the Earth Hero team values and vision.
Identify and help bring to life smarter ways for the team to work together and have a more positive impact.
2+ years of relevant experience in online literature research and fact-based content creation or a related field.
5+ years of relevant experience in fact-based, public writing, and a willingness to use the Oxford comma. :-)
An understanding of how to distinguish solid sources from opinion. Scientific literature research experience is a bonus.
Competent working across multiple digital project management platforms.
Comfortable interpreting scientific studies, technical data, and journals.
Ability to take initiative, learn new things, and apply them.
Good communication skills, time management, and attention to detail are key attributes in this role
Ability to establish trust and confidence by demonstrating a high level of credibility and integrity.
Be part of the solution to one of the biggest challenges of our age
Reach thousands of people around the world with your writing
Channel your talents and passion in an interesting environment
Experience and help shape an up-and-coming nonprofit organization
Develop new skills and valuable experience to enhance your professional trajectory
Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
Have fun while you make a difference
You will work remotely and on your own schedule. Roles work best with a minimum commitment of 6 months for 3 - 5 hours a week (or more if you like!). Because our all-volunteer team is spread throughout the world, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack and video calls to communicate.
If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, have strong collaboration skills, enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week to help achieve team goals, we would love to hear from you.
To apply, send your resume/CV or LinkedIn profile and a brief message explaining why you are a good fit for this volunteer position. Please note that there are a limited amount of positions available. You can submit through this platform or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org