Do you have a passion for literature? Interested in promoting reading and helping fellow citizens discover great books? The Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) — a political strategy center that works to raise everyone’s quality of life — is looking for a Literary Advocate.
You will be part of a dynamic, passionate team committed to revolutionizing grassroots politics and advancing progressive causes through insightful research and imaginative advocacy.
We are a fast-moving, nimble, and driven team of people who believe strongly in effective activism. You will be volunteering for a nonprofit where your contributions will have a real impact. This is an unpaid, part-time, remote position with flexible hours.
Along with NPI’s senior Literary Advocate, you will review books at least once a month for NPI through our principal publication, the Cascadia Advocate, and regularly highlight opportunities for our supporters and the public to interact with authors at venues like Town Hall Seattle, the University Bookstore, or Elliott Bay Books through our blogs and social media channels.
In your reviews, you will offer your take on the book’s content, style, tone, and merit, highlighting what you liked, and/or what you didn’t like.
Your primary objective as a reviewer will be to help our readers get a sense of whether they should pick up a book and read it for themselves.
Ordinarily, you will be asked to submit a review within two to three weeks of receiving a book. Your reviews will be featured on NPI’s social media channels and in our e-newsletter, The Evergreen Connection, which is distributed by email to our supporters. Read this post to see an example of a past review. Here’s another past review we’ve published. You are an ideal candidate for this position if you enjoy reading and responding to nonfiction material focusing on politics, current events, and public affairs. Your writing skills should be strong and well developed.
You must be able to:
This position requires a commitment of at least ten to twelve hours per month for a minimum of one year. You will be expected to attend regular team meetings, which will be scheduled with your input.
We ask that you be ready to begin your training and orientation no later than September 30th, 2021.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation.
As part of the NPI staff, you will be eligible for several cool benefits, including:
Note that all staff members receive an NPI email address and access to a multitude of useful tools maintained by NPI to carry out their responsibilities.
Do you have a passion for literature? Interested in promoting reading and helping fellow citizens discover great books? The Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) — a political strategy center that works to raise everyone’s quality of life — is…