Volunteer Opportunity

Gaming Non-Profit Looking for Volunteer Journalists for Women and Girls Program!

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Do a Barrel Roll | Toronto, ON, Canada
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Do a Barrel Roll


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Times of Day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Do you love to write?

Passionate about women and girls in gaming?

Have a story to tell?

Do a Barrel Roll is looking for you!

 

Who are we?

We're Do a Barrel Roll (http://www.doabarrelroll.ca), a Canadian registered non-profit using the power of gaming of all types, from video to tabletop, to drive positive change in the lives of individuals and communities. We focus on themes of inclusion, acceptance, belonging, friendship, community, and healthy living.

 

What are we doing?

Do a Barrel Roll is working on a project to challenge endemic narratives about gaming by creating opportunities for women and girls to try gaming, connect with gaming communities, build gaming friendships, and drive opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

We are looking for personal stories, thought pieces, and contributions by gamers all over the world. We think of gaming in the broadest possible sense: video; arcade; table top; mobile; AR/VR; LARPing; escape rooms; and, plenty of other categories. In particular, we are interested in stories that showcase how gaming has been a means by which gamers have found a sense of belonging, acceptance, inclusion, friendship or developed a community. Stories are the most powerful means of communicating this message.

And as our volunteer Journalist for the She Games Program, we will need your help!

 

What are you going to do with us?

As a Do a Barrel Roll She Games Program Journalist, you would be leading our push to tell the stories of women and girls in gaming that are so often left out of the news. In particular, you would be responsible for the following:


  • Researching and sourcing interviews with women and girl gamers, influencers, icons, developers, and others;
  • Contacting potential interviewees;
  • Conducting interviews, written and video/audio;
  • Work closely with our She Games Digital Content Coordinator to author interviews;
  • Writing 1-2 articles per month, profiling or showcasing a gamer and their story;
  • Pitch additional content ideas beyond stories to Do a Barrel Roll’s She Games Program Manager and Program Content Coordinator;
  • Editing and submitting copy;
  • Verifying, as required, statements and facts;

Our project asks for contributions of all types - writing, audio, video, images, poetry, etc, which will be published on our website. You should be comfortable working in at least one of these areas.

Who you are:

You should be an excellent writer and copy editor.

You should be passionate about women and girls in gaming.

You must be a self-starter - excited and eager to work independently.

You should have a good ability to source and contact interviewees.

You should be able to draft interview questions based on a participant’s profile.

You should be comfortable conducting interviews with all types of people, asking the right questions and knowing when to let a participant speak.

You should understand, or be willing to learn, the principles and ethics that guide good journalism.

You should know how to use social media platforms to source leads.

You should know how to research effectively.

Do you love to write?

Passionate about women and girls in gaming?

Have a story to tell?

Do a Barrel Roll is looking for you!

 

Who are we?

We're Do a Barrel Roll (http://www.doabarrelroll.ca), a Canadian registered non-profit using the power of gaming of all…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible

How To Apply

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV, a short writing sample (doesn’t have to be specific to this volunteer posting) and the name of your favourite game to hello@doabarrelroll.ca

Please note that this position is remote/at home and does not include remuneration.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV, a short writing sample (doesn’t have to be specific to this volunteer posting) and the name of your favourite game to hello@doabarrelroll.ca…

Location

Toronto (remote)

Toronto (remote), Toronto, ON M4Y, CA
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