A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Watching America (watchingamerica.com) is an internationally acclaimed project that gathers opinion about the United States from the world’s press, and publishes translations of the articles online in English, in order to show Americans how they and their government’s actions are perceived around the world. Watching America has no political agenda; our mission is simply to reflect what the world thinks about the 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 understand your way around the digital media landscape, knowing what, when and how to post to maximize followers, reach and engagement. 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 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 foreign opinion and commentary 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, Twitter and potentially other platforms
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!