A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Watching America (watchingamerica.com) is an internationally acclaimed current events website that gathers opinion about the United States from the world’s press, and publishes translations of the articles in English, in order to provide true, unfiltered foreign perspective about the United States. Watching America has no political agenda; our mission is simply to reflect what the world thinks about this country as accurately as possible. We do that with a global team of volunteer translators and editors who bring readers articles that are normally beyond the reach of English-speaking consumers. Watching America has been featured on the BBC, NPR, the Christian Science Monitor and der Spiegel, and is followed by governments around the world.
The whole world is watching (again) and we are there to tell you what they see. There is nothing like Watching America, and we invite you to play an exciting role in what we do.
We are looking for a volunteer social media editor who will drive traffic to our website and grow our audience on multiple platforms. You are reliable, a critical thinker, a meticulous writer, serious about deadlines and more than someone with a Facebook or Twitter account. You are a consistent producer and know your way around the digital media landscape. Most of all, you are willing to make a reasonable but serious time commitment to this important role. The ideal applicant will sign on for at least six months, preferably longer, and be available to work remotely an average of one to two days, and/or approximately five hours, each week.
The work offers ample opportunity to build your resume with marketable experience managing a dynamic social media operation for the only online aggregator of translated and English-original foreign opinion news about the United States.
Among other tasks, the successful applicant will be responsible for:
· Building and retaining Watching America readership
· Monitoring, enhancing and posting on Watching America’s Facebook and Twitter platforms
· Engaging with new audiences and overseeing Watching America’s online comment forum
· Optimizing the Watching America website and conducting keyword analysis so Watching America comes up at the top of online searches for foreign opinion
· Analyzing follower metrics for viable ways to expand readership as well as translator and editor teams
· Developing Watching America as a mobile responsive site
Our team includes academics, journalists, thought leaders, students, lawyers, actors, accomplished translators, expats and passionate linguists who remain with us as active contributors for years. And we are all volunteers. Everyone who gives their time and talent to Watching America is highly valued and we respect your professional and personal commitments. We are also happy to provide recommendation letters to those seeking further academic or professional opportunities.
Interested? We want to hear from you. Please email Publisher Robin Koerner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know who you are. We look forward to hearing from you.
- Training Provided
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Please send a brief cover letter and resume to email@example.com if interested!