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Volunteer Assistant News Image Editor

The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer Assistant Editorial Image Editor. You will be responsible for sourcing photos, illustrations, charts and videos to assigned stories. Required changes to images will need to be made using advanced Photoshop techniques.

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 5-8 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.

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


  • Proven experience working with Photoshop, Google Docs and Creative Commons
  • The ability to work in a virtual team environment
  • Flexible, adaptive, and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Some awareness of copyright issues
  • Ability to work independently
  • A creative mindset


  • Create or adapt images from sources in Creative Commons and the public domain
  • Curate photos, illustrations, charts, videos and other art for all stories
  • Write corresponding captions and ensure proper attribution
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