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Editorial Manager

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work–with the possibility for compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only working for paid employment.* 

Are you at a point in your life where doing something challenging, meaningful and fun is more of an urgent concern for you than compensation? Are you ready to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Do you have extensive experience running organizations? Join our grand experiment in creating high-quality, insightful news. 

The Position

Are you an experienced manager with a knack for creating and maintaining editorial processes? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for an Editorial Manager to set up, organize and track editorial production processes with our Managing Editor. You will be responsible for the journalism we publish every day, but you do not need a journalism background so much as a strong management background and drive to help complicated operations run smoothly.

If you can commit a minimum of 10 or more hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team, we’d like to hear from you.


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.  If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, strive for excellence, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, please apply.

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. 


  • Proven experience in management and operations of complicated structures and processes
  • Newsroom experience a plus
  • The ability to define and delegate tasks, and motivate others
  • Strong organizational and communicative skills
  • The ability to work independently, in a team environment
  • The patience to monitor multiple individuals, projects and processes


  • Analyze our current editorial processes, identify weaknesses, and build systems to help the newsroom run more smoothly
  • Define complicated tasks from each other, set deadlines and delegate tasks while keeping in mind our "big picture"
  • Work with managing editor to oversee and implement all the different aspects of ensuring news production happens on time, accurately, and to the best of our editorial ability 


  • Collaborate with smart, accomplished co-workers
  • Be part of an exciting, up-and-coming enterprise
  • Work from home on a schedule that suits you
  • Have fun
  • Make a difference
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