*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. * Minimum 6 months commitment required.
The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for volunteer technical writers to join the team. You are a skilled, empathetic, and creative writer who can research and explain complex concepts simply. You are driven to problem-solve and you care deeply about helping others. If you fit the previous description, please send us your resume and a customized cover letter.
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 10-15 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner. We prefer candidates who can commit a minimum of six months to our organization. This is a work at home position.
Please send us a resume and a carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that shows that you have studied and contemplated what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. Please submit your sample writing work. Please confirm, in writing, your understanding that this is a volunteer position.
- Write and review manuals and process flow diagrams outlining responsibilities and business processes
- Assist in the revision and/or creation of documentation, ensuring all business processes are documented in the same format/structure, presented in an easily digestible format and are readily available to all users
- Work closely with all the teams in defining the content of System Manuals, User Guides, and other technical documents
- Conduct end-user testing of documentation/flow diagrams to produces to ensure information is fit for purpose
- Partner with training development team to create training requirements and materials
- Research, outline, write, and edit new and existing content, working closely with various departments to meet project requirements
- 2 years of relevant experience as a Technical/Process writer and preparing instructional manuals
- Exceptional attention to detail and follows procedures/protocols
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as an inquisitive mind that guides the user to answer specific questions
- BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent practical experience
- Channel your passion in a stimulating environment
- Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization
- Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory
- Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
- Have fun while you make a difference