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Design Assistant

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

Are you passionate about design and helping nonprofits creatively showcase their impact? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a design assistant to help track, research, and collect design ideas for our creative department. You will work closely with designers and editors to help develop our design as we embark on news initiatives and projects.

Who We Are

WhoWhatWhy is 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, we are staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  

To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions.


  • Interest in and knowledge of current affairs and news
  • Interest and knowledge of digital and graphic design
  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation abilities
  • Maturity, accuracy, confidence, focus, high level of organizational capability, self-motivation


  • Track and manage projects and tasks, conduct research, interact with editors and creative team
  • Learn vital interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship skills, how to interact in a professional environment, how to be persuasive and persistent
  • Assist the creative department with whatever needs to be done 
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