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Government Organization Outreach Specialist

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

Do you have experience crafting and organizing outreach to governmental organizations to help source information and broaden reach and impact? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a government organization outreach specialist to build our connections with organizations and promote our various new initiatives and projects.

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. Ideally, we'd have ten people on the team. 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.


  • Proven experience in outreach in development or marketing fields 
  • Previous work in governmental organizations or related nonprofits 
  • Great communication and writing skills
  • The ability to work in a team to solve problems, find solutions, and publish pieces 


  • Strategize, implement and track outreach to different government organizations 
  • Newsroom experience a plus
  • Understand our mission and brand in order to compel organizations to work with us 
  • Work with different team members to satisfy all aspects of outreach 
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