Volunteer Google Adwords Manager

WhoWhatWhy - New York, NY

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $83,000 a year
  • Right now, WhoWhatWhy is only offering volunteer positions with the possibility of compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are not willing to volunteer with us for this role.*
Are you at a point in your life where doing something challenging, meaningful and fun is more of an urgent concern for you than compensation? Are you ready to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Do you have extensive experience running organizations? Join our grand experiment in creating high-quality, insightful news.

The Position

WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer Google AdWords administrator to implement SEO Google marketing strategy. You will work closely with senior managers refine ad copy and keyword strategy. WhoWhatWhy is currently operating under a Google ad grant. This role must have some AdWord experience and understand how to measure performance and maintain appropriate criteria to maintain the Google ad grant.

If you can commit a minimum of 10 or more hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team, we'd like to hear from you.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis. If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, strive for excellence, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we'd like to hear from you.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that shows that you have studied and thought about what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions.

Again, this is a volunteer position with the possibility of compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are not willing to volunteer with us for this role.


An understanding and experience of preparing Google AdWord campaigns
A solid grasp of — and commitment to — our mission
Strong writing skills
The ability to measure results and work with the team to iterate on strategies and collaborate with necessary members of the team.

Formulate and track business objectives
Build and grow an operations team
Coordinate with department managers to create and improve internal processes
Brainstorm and implement effective systems and growth strategies
Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations
Collaborate with smart, accomplished co-workers
Be part of an exciting, up-and-coming enterprise
Work from home on a schedule that suits you
Have fun
Make a difference