During this time of social isolation, are you looking for meaningful ways to connect with other people and help them reach their potential? Do you want to help others sharpen their writing skills and increase their portfolios? The Starfish Canada is looking for editors to coach and mentor young writers as they share their articles and stories for our national audience of environmental change-makers. Our award-winning editorial program pairs volunteer writers and editors to create content for our online journal. Editors are the support system for our writers, guiding them through the ideation and writing process, providing edits and feedback on their drafts and helping them to apply their current knowledge to their articles. We’re on the lookout for people who approach conversations with curiosity and kindness to help our team produce great content for our online site.
Time commitment: About 5 hours per month, minimum of 3 writers will be assigned
All correspondence is conducted online and we will provide a writing and editing manual and online training to assist in the coaching and creating process.
Our deliverables are an article on a timeline determined by the writer and editor. At a minimum, writers should produce articles every 2 months. In turn, editors will work with each writer to determine how they can best guide their journey. Some writers might ask for 1-2 hours of help a month through video calls, and some might prefer email communications. We appreciate editors that are open to possibility and are willing to encourage and support writers in whatever ways feel comfortable for both parties.
In this role, we are looking for people with a demonstrated aptitude for online content creation, but most importantly, we’re looking for people that like coaching and mentoring others and facilitating conversations that help people grow their potential.
After submitting your application, our Editorial Program Manager will schedule a quick call with you to learn more about your qualifications and expectations. Upon being selected as a writer, you will receive access to our onboarding materials and be asked to attend our onboarding session on the week of January 10.
Application deadline: January 3, 2022
All correspondence is conducted online and this is a remote volunteer position.