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Communications Associate

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

Are you obsessed with being efficient, organized and ensuring that everything is in its proper place? Are you interested in learning about nonprofit development and communications? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a mailings assistant to work in the development department, constantly digging to find new prospects and donors to add to our mailing lists, and ensuring our lists are up-to-date. For mailing lists, you will be given a weekly addition quota to fill. This is a great position for a detail-oriented, results-driven individual who enjoys spotting inconsistencies and working to better organizational deliverables.

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.


  • Discipline, curiosity, ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in nonprofit development and communications 
  • Maturity and a creative mindset 


  • Meet addition quota for mailing lists each week by finding new prospects and donors to add to lists, through consultation with our development department
  • Ensure all lists are up-to-date each week
  • Learn the ins and outs of nonprofit donor cultivation and outreach 


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