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Marketing-Editorial Assistant

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible employment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid work.*

Do you excel at creating marketing strategy while possessing an editorial mindset? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a Marketing-Editorial Assistant to act as a liaison between our editorial and marketing teams while helping us to reach a wider audience with our new pieces of investigative journalism. You will be responsible for helping envision how to place and market content through social media platforms, our website, and other methods.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable 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.  


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 8 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily 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. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.


  • Degree in marketing, communications, or a related field
  • Editorial experience a plus
  • Can pare down long-form articles into punchy short blurbs
  • The ability to work independently, in a virtual team environment
  • A creative, results-oriented mindset


  • Act as a liaison between the editorial and marketing teams.
  • Assist the marketing team in understanding stories and help to formulate the best ways to promote them
  • Give feedback to the editorial team from a marketing standpoint in order to make articles easier to promote
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