April 13, 2009

Could you be our next volunteer Blog Editor?

For the past year and a half, Make Social Change A Reality has focused on bringing awareness to social issues like adult literacy and education reform, poverty alleviation, and healthcare. But our goal is to do more than talk because as they say, talk is cheap.

This blog aims to empower people to take action for social change. We aim not just to discuss social issues but also to create a community that actively participates in that dialogue sharing ideas and resources that can help each of us make social change a reality in our own unique way.

Recent posts go into more detail about how you can make change, for example, through online volunteering, leading development efforts in your community, and advocating for women's economic justice. And now, we're looking to add to our team! For all you bloggers out there, consider joining Make Social Change A Reality's team by becoming our Volunteer Editor.

A Call to Volunteer!

We need a tech savvy, intelligent, and entrepreneurial person to join the team and help us take this blog to the next level, to reach more readers, to continue helping others make social change a reality. This is a virtual volunteer opportunity for no more than 15 hours per month. We are looking to build a relationship with our new Editor and prefer someone that can commit to working with us for the next six months. The Editor will:
  • Brainstorm and assign post topics with volunteer bloggers
  • Review and edit submissions from volunteers and guest bloggers
  • Approve all blog posts before publishing
  • Attend biweekly progress report conference calls with the Executive Director
S/he should have the following qualifications, at a minimum:
  • Passion for social change
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently
  • Previous blog writing and editing experience
  • Familiarity with Blogger/Blogspot and intermediate to expert knowledge of SEO, keyword research, optimizing blogs, and other content related issues
  • A track record of meeting deadlines and "getting the job done"
  • Excellent written communications skills
This is an opportunity to help further a cause and even learn new skills. If you are looking to get involved and possibly add some interesting experience to your resume, then don't hesitate to apply.

How to Apply?
In an effort to find the best possible volunteer for this role, we are EXTENDING the deadline to May 30, 2009. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email telling us more about your experience, why you want to volunteer and links to any blog posts you've written or blogs edit/managed to volunteer@literacyandpovertyproject.com.

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