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Special Advisor for Organization and Processes

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

Do you excel at helping organizations figure out how to best manage employees, structure processes and run efficiently? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a special advisor to help us build structures and processes to help our departments run smoothly. You will be responsible for advising us on how to design and implement standard structure and communication.

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 3-5 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.

In your cover letter, at the top, write "Mencken."


  • Proven experience in operations and structure
  • Nonprofit experience a plus 
  • The ability to efficiently organize and structure departments, individual employees, and employee relationships
  • The ability to work independently, in a virtual team environment
  • A creative mindset 


  • Analyze our current internal communications procedures, hiring processes, structure and management and develop a plan to help everything run more efficiently 
  • Advise the CEO/Editor in Chief and COO 
  • Come to the office in NYC and watch the EIC work
  • Be available for consultations for 2-5 hours a week
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