Calling all volunteers
WhoWhatWhy is a nonprofit and by its nature a collaboration—between writers, editors, tech and social media people and more—and between our team and our readers. You give us story ideas, you fund our operation, you help us spread the word.
Want to go one step further? Do you have special skills you’d like to share? We can use volunteers in a host of areas.
If you are interested in any of the following positions, or have other talents you would like to offer, please send us your resume or fill out the form in the sidebar to the right.
Administrative assistants: Help with a broad range of editorial and non-editorial tasks that arise on a regular basis.
Legal, Accounting, Technology, Business/Process Management, etc: We can use people with a broad range of skills, the sort sought by any organization
Presidential Campaign Reporters: Energetic, resourceful individuals to develop and report unique, significant story angles with a focus on our political system’s underlying problems—and solutions to them
Writers: Gifted writers in a range of areas: blogging on subjects consistent with our current work and in those areas where expansion seems logical: news and media analysis; humor; the intersection of popular culture and public awareness
Beat reporters: Foreign, criminal justice, climate change, economics, and other traditional coverage areas.
Editors: Experienced editors with a variety of skills: Investigations Editors, Line Editors, Section Editors (with subject expertise—foreign, financial, criminal justice, etc), Executive Editors (with experience developing and executing a broad editorial vision), etc
Assistant Managing Editor: Help recruit and manage reporters and editors; generate assignments
Researchers (online and archival research): Collect information for our reporters through web and database searches, and in-person archival work
Freedom of Information and Data Specialists: File Freedom of Information requests and collect, process and analyze data and statistics
Editorial Recruiter: Find quality individuals to join our team
Photo Curator: Help us track down the best possible images to illustrate our articles
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE
Social Media Analyst and Social Media Associates (link to below): Analyze our social media sharing and strategy; implement ongoing social media outreach
App and New Technology Scout: Stay on top of tech developments and help us keep current
App Designer/Developer: Build a website app for mobile devices
Website manager: Collect and implement ideas for site improvements, in conjunction with the design and development team. Also manage day to day site maintenance issues
Art and Design Direction: Help us visualize and design new look and feel for the website as well as design and produce marketing and other materials.
FUNDRAISING AND MARKETING
Copywriter: Help write donor and marketing materials
Publicity Coordinator: Help bring publicity to WhoWhatWhy by finding, scheduling, and coordinating public exposure such as interviews on TV and radio shows or speaking engagements
Major Gifts Officer: Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for the purpose of finding prospects, cultivating relationships and soliciting significant investments in WhoWhatWhy
Development Director: Create and drive development strategy for the solicitation of gifts, grants, and investments. Provide mentoring and guidance to other fundraising volunteers
Donor Network Coordinator: Work with our supporters around the country and world to organize events and stay in touch with those who attend.