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Senior Editor

The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for volunteer Section Editors, specializing in any of the following fields: breaking news, investigations, environment, business, tech, deep politics, books, data, domestic issues, criminal justice, and international affairs.

This is a volunteer position, but we will pay for articles of yours we publish.

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.  

Expectations

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 shows that you have studied and thought about 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.

Requirements

  • Guide and manage a group of reporters on your beat
  • Review and refine story ideas from team members and readers
  • Edit articles for accuracy and coherence
  • Coordinate with marketing and PR teams to maximize traction for stories under your supervision

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as editor in your section
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, politics or related field
  • A healthy dose of skepticism toward mainstream coverage of current events
  • The ability to manage others and generate incisive, original story ideas
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • An insatiable appetite for news
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