Volunteer Posting 353

Staff Writer
Spheres of Influence
Work From Home, Calgary area, Edmonton area, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, ...
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 6 days (Wed, 30 Jun)

Spheres of Influence​ is looking for talented and passionate volunteer writers to join our team. We are a non-profit independent journalism platform dedicated to making sense of global affairs in an accessible and engaging way. ​Our website​ seeks to unpack the political, historical, economic, and cultural dimensions behind major news events and to highlight under-reported conflicts and human rights issues.

We are hoping to provide opportunities for students, recent graduates, and young professionals to get their work published and gain experience in journalism. This is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door while writing about things you're passionate about! 

Our 50-person team is entirely remote and volunteer-based.

 

Staff Writer Duties:

  • Submit two articles per month
  • Staff writers can choose what they want to write about, as long as it falls into the realm of global affairs, politics, human rights, social justice, economics, history, etc.
  • Articles should be original work, around 800-1200 words, and written in an accessible, engaging, conversational, and non-academic tone
  • We accept explanatory/analytical articles, opinion pieces, and reflective narrative stories
  • Attend team meetings and workshops

The Candidate:

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about global affairs, human rights, politics, social justice, and more
  • Previous writing experience is encouraged but not required
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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