Activities involved
Writing
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit
New Listing

Content Writer

Ongoing
Opportunity: Our biggest priority at Captain Scott Legacy Society is to generate and amplify positive narratives around volunteerism. Often, the media continually churns out stories that are the most sensational– capturing only the extreme elements of a community. CSLS aims to balance the media’s stories and provide more representative coverage of the community by curating and sharing stories and articles about volunteers and other topics related to volunteerism. The writer will contribute content that will be shared on our public-facing platforms, including our social media, blog, newsletters, digital community magazine, and in-print marketing material. 

Job brief: We are looking for a talented content writer to be a megaphone for volunteerism. They will use the power of storytelling to tell positive, heartwarming stories that people care about. They may be researching, interviewing, and/or writing a story about a volunteer’s specific volunteer impact or writing about general volunteerism topics. The goals of the story content are to engage with volunteers on topics that interest them; build a volunteer community that feels appreciated; recognize and validate volunteers and the important work that they do; and support local small-to-medium nonprofits with their volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.

Responsibilities:

- Pitch, prepare, write and/or produce interesting stories about volunteers and/or volunteer topics such as benefits of volunteering, upcoming volunteer opportunities, social causes and justice, how to be a better volunteer, etc. 
- Edit multimedia and traditionally written content focusing on volunteer stories and recognition
- Interview volunteers from various causes and non-profits, both local and national, to develop stories
- Network on behalf of the organization in order to find and develop more stories
- Liaise with various creative professionals including journalists, videographers, communication specialists, if available 

Requirements:

- Work or volunteer experience in the content writing industry and/or a strong interest to learn and participate in the sector
- Excellent communication and interviewing skills
- Multitasking and analytical skills
- Must hold oneself to professional standards
- Interest in sourcing stories that are diverse and inclusive
- Commitment to continued learning
- A willingness to learn and receive support from a team
- Assets: Education in writing, and/or communications field, experience with SEO, passionate about social justice and influencing change through storytelling journalism

Commitment needed: Long-term weekly commitment 

Time length: Negotiable, but preferably 2-10 hours a week
Additional Details & Skills Required
How to apply?

Please email your resume with a brief, written introduction about who you are, why you are interested in this position, and what you hope to gain from this position to serena@captainscott.ca. Please include samples of your work in the same email.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
English major students and recent graduates in the writing field would be perfect for this portfolio-building opportunity. We can provide a reference letter if needed.
Activities involved
Writing
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit