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Recruiting Platform 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.*

Are you an experienced manager with great organizational and tracking skills who wants to help organizations recruit the best applicants possible? If so, the up-and-coming, nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy may have the ideal opportunity for you to grow professionally, contribute to the greater good and have fun.

We use a variety of different platforms to find editorial, finance and operations, marketing and communications and creative personnel. We need a team member to coordinate our postings on all platforms, manage applicant tracking procedures and make sure ads are being constantly refreshed and rethought. Our needs are constantly evolving, so we need someone who is flexible and ready to learn in a fast-paced environment.

This position is part-time and pro bono, but down the road, as we grow, we can offer possibilities of compensation.

WhoWhatWhy is changing public awareness. We are a credible solution to the raging debate over whether news is “fake” or not,” with agenda-free research and bracingly fresh analysis. Non-corporate, non-partisan and commercial-free, we are powered entirely by public support and the passionate involvement of people who believe in our mission.

If you’re able to commit a minimum of five hours a week, from your location and on a flexible schedule, and wish to be part of this exciting effort, we want to hear from you. Send us your resume and a customized cover letter that shows you have studied our brand, explains why you are qualified for this position and confirms that you understand the fundamentally voluntary aspect.


  • A strategic mind geared toward cultivating best recruitment practices 
  • A proactive personality that goes above and beyond
  • Solid communication skills
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • An understanding of the WhoWhatWhy mission and how it relates to our recruitment efforts 


  • Manage and grow WhoWhatWhy’s recruitment efforts across platforms like JazzHR, JournalismJobs and Mediabistro
  • Coordinate communications between members of the HR department who are focused on recruitment
  • Help standardize our processes to create smoother recruitment and onboarding workflow
  • Understand WhoWhatWhy's organizational mission and use it to create great ads, while finding our best applicants


  • Become knowledgeable about the nonprofit and recruitment arenas  
  • Interact with successful, thoughtful, interesting people
  • Make a difference in the world of journalism and beyond


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