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Junior Staff Manager

*Note: the following is a volunteer, unpaid, part time position requiring consistent hours and a long term commitment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid work.*

Do you excel at managing staff to ensure nonprofit organizations run smoothly and efficiently? The nonprofit news site WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer junior staff manager to join the Human Resources department and help us track, integrate and support team members across departments.

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 managing staff and working in Human Resources to organize and structure companies
  • The ability to work in a virtual team environment
  • The ability to work independently
  • A creative mindset that will help us tackle various HR challenges 


  • Organize, track, manage and support new and current staff members across departments 
  • Analyze our current personnel procedures and recommend ways to smooth out processes and ensure that everyone understand each other's roles and objectives 
  • Work well with different team members to satisfy different aspects of human resources as WhoWhatWhy grows
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