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Associate Content Strategist

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GeekGirlCon
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Seattle, WA
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Published 2 months ago

Mission of GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women worldwide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events. GeekGirlCon values being a Welcoming Community, Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion.

Job Summary

GeekGirlCon is looking for Associate Content Strategists!

Copy Team, as we lovingly call it, creates and/or edits much of the public-facing copy for the org and operates the blog. A perfect candidate would have some experience (and a lot of interest!) in writing as well as a deep commitment to anti-racism and social justice.

This is a volunteer position, as all staff positions at GeekGirlCon are, and would require a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per month throughout the year with an increase as we gear up for con, which typically happens in October/November.

Reports To

Manager of Editorial Services

Responsibilities

  • Create copy for the website, social media, emails, con Program Guide, and other digital/print marketing materials
  • Write blogs posts highlighting annual con, year-round events, or other org-related news
  • Compose original blog posts about mission-aligned topics, including but not limited to media reviews, features about relevant individuals or orgs, social justice issues, and personal stories about feminist and geeky subjects
  • Edit, add images/image descriptions to, and publish blog posts using WordPress according to established schedule
  • Collaborate with different departments to provide requested copy
  • Manage unique projects as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of GeekGirlCon
  • Some experience (educational or otherwise) with writing
  • Willingness to carefully edit blog posts according to GeekGirlCon’s In-House Style Guide
  • Able to manage your own time in order to produce content according to set deadlines with little direct supervision
  • Excited about collaborating with the other folks on your team and throughout the org to help GeekGirlCon grow and evolve
  • Commitment to anti-racism, equity, and accessibility and how we can continue to prioritize them in our geeky spaces
  • Logistics
  • Able to dedicate a few hours per week to GeekGirlCon, potentially more during con season, with room for flexibility as needed
  • Able to respond to messages from others in the org within two days generally
  • Available to meet virtually with Copy Team and other departments as needed (usually once a month)
  • Able to meet virtually once a month on a Sunday afternoon for GeekGirlCon All-Staff Meeting

What It Means to Volunteer as GeekGirlCon Staff

  • GeekGirlCon staff positions are all volunteer, non-paid positions.
  • Attendance remotely (or in-person, during non-pandemic times) for staff and departmental meetings is required.
  • Must maintain prompt and professional correspondence.
  • Most work is conducted over email and with in-person meetings in the Seattle area.
  • Between 2-4 hours per week of work is required for this role (including meetings, etc).
  • The staff is a team of highly dedicated, geeky, and passionate volunteers; it’s a lot of hard work, but an amazing experience with lots of opportunity to help build GeekGirlCon for the future!

Mission of GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women worldwide and creating community…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

  • Submit a resume that highlights your most relevant education and/or work experience
  • As we review applications, the next step would be a virtual interview with our Manager of Editorial Services and other staff members. We will provide you our interview questions ahead of time!
  • After the interview stage, we will ask you for a writing sample of 500-1000 words that fits the prompt of “media character that embodies GeekGirlCon’s values and why I love them!” (Here are some past examples from this series get you thinking: AnneShiraseLeiaJane.)

We are so looking forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions, concerns, or need any clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to teal@geekgirlcon.com.

  • Submit a resume that highlights your most relevant education and/or work experience
  • As we review applications, the next step would be a virtual interview with our Manager of…

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