Volunteer Opportunity

Technical Recruiter (Volunteer)

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New York, NY
Published 14 days ago

Technical Recruiter - ( Volunteer)

*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.*This is a remote-from-home position.

Are you an experienced Recruiter who is passionate about making a difference? Are you excited about the opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Can you commit a minimum of 10 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? 

Check out You’ll quickly see that, besides being a nonprofit news organization, we’re a credible solution to the raging debate over whether the news is “fake” or not,” with agenda-free research and publishing bracingly fresh analysis. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth — whatever it is.

At WhoWhatWhy, we go at each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions — even when we’re told not to. Nothing is going to stand in our way when it comes to discovering what is going on beneath the surface, and why. Call it naive to believe such fearlessness possible, but we think it’s the essence of true journalism.  And because we’re straight to the point, we make clear that we’re looking for volunteers — skilled volunteers. Yes, we’re a nonprofit that wasn’t funded by a zillionaire. Yes, we decline to accept corporate ads. Because of that, we look for volunteers —  with the possibility, down the road, of compensation based on proven results.

We are looking for an experienced Technical Recruiter to join the Recruiting Team. The successful Volunteer will manage the end-to-end recruitment process for various positions at WhoWhatWhy. You will establish strong relationships with Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners, ensure a smooth full life-cycle recruitment process, and foster an extraordinary candidate experience. You will conduct research, work with candidates, develop talent pipelines, and manage a candidate database. 


  • Manage and execute the full recruitment life-cycle for IT and data positions, from reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and closing candidates
  • Build relationships and collaborate with Hiring Managers/HRBP to draft detailed and accurate job descriptions, discuss talent, and make hiring recommendations
  • Proactively source and screen candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline
  • Ensure a smooth, smart, innovative, and engaging recruitment process to establish an outstanding candidate experience
  • Team up with HR Business Partners and Hiring Managers to get the best candidates in and on-boarded as quickly as possible
  • Utilize the applicant tracking system (JazzHR) to move candidates from the selection to the on-boarding phase
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Stay on top of recruiting trends and best practices to implement within the IT Department and across the organization

Required Qualifications 

  • 2+ years of professional recruiting experience in the media industry or related field
  • 2+ years of experience working with applicant tracking system

Desired Qualifications 

  • Prior experience recruiting and sourcing candidates for technical roles or within an IT organization
  • Proven ability to ideate and implement creative and strategic talent sourcing techniques, resume evaluation, and candidate assessment
  • Proven ability to quickly build relationships with Hiring Managers, colleagues, and candidates to meet hiring objectives
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and presentation skills
  • Exceptional ability in written and verbal communication with all levels
  • Experience with JazzHR and the G-Suite a big plus (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Gmail)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field


  • Work in a collaborative and exciting organization in a crucial and socially relevant field
  • Interact with people at all levels
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of media and nonprofit operations
  • Collaborate with smart, accomplished co-workers
  • Have fun and make a difference 


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10-15  hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be highly responsive in a timely manner. 

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, and work well independently —  but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.

To Apply 

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position.

After submitting your application, you may receive email responses from us that may go to your spam inbox. There is a technical issue with our Applicant Tracking System that we are working on fixing. In the meantime, please check your spam inbox regularly for correspondence from us. Thank you!

Technical Recruiter - ( Volunteer)

*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.*This is a remote-from-home position.

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Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
PO Box 1103, New York, NY 10276, United States

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