Volunteer Wikipedia Expert

WhoWhatWhy - New York, NY

Part-timeEstimated: $37,000 - $52,000 a year
Benefits
  • Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part-time, flexible work–with the possibility for compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment.*
The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer Wikipedia expert to assist editors in making changes to our associated Wikipedia pages and ensure it is objectively reflective of our organization. This position is more oriented towards being knowledgeable about Wikipedia's processes and rules for editing and less oriented towards copywriting. In your application, be sure to indicate the extent of your Wikipedia knowledge.

If you can commit a minimum of 2-3 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.

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 without cover letters. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.

Qualifications:
Proven knowledge of Wikipedia's rules and guidelines
Strong writing and communication skills
Excellent research and citation skills
Ability to work well as part of a team
Interest in current affairs and news

Responsibilities:
Coordinate and work with team members to complete tasks
Advise team on Wikipedia guidelines and standards
Implement changes to Wikipedia page as needed

Perks:
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