Whose Knowledge? is seeking an experienced and creative communicator to join our communications team and help to make the internet for and from us all.
More about us:
Whose Knowledge? is a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet. Most public knowledge online has so far been written by white men from Europe and North America. To address this, we work particularly with women, people of color, LGBTQIA communities, indigenous peoples and others from the Global South to build and represent more of all of our own knowledge online.
Do you love social media? Enjoy writing engaging content aimed at a different audience each day of the week? Like to produce audio stories or videos? We’d like you to bring your unique interests and skills to join our existing Communications Lead, working as a co-Lead in our growing communications team. You’ll be responsible for creating new forms of awareness and engagement for our global campaign as well as helping to manage our existing communications channels. If you are skilled at telling stories in multiple formats to bring in new collaborators, supporters and allies, interested in experimenting with new things, and excited about mission-driven initiatives, this is the gig for you!
This is a paid contractor role, 20 hours a week for 6 months (May – October 2019), with the potential to renew. The hourly rate for this position is $30-45 per hour.
- Make sure our online presence is aligned with our values and is welcoming and inspiring for diverse audiences around the world.
- Coordinate our social media accounts, creating and amplifying engaging content across multiple platforms.
- Create clear and interesting content aimed at audiences like funders, press, institutional and academic partners. Generate concept notes and informational kits, building relationships and improving our turn-around times working with folks in both the Global South and the Global North.
- Proactively identify new media partners and expand channels to share our work. Be a first point of contact with press and manage our info@ contact address.
- Create, curate, source, and proofread content for newsletters, blog posts, and reports in ways that center the knowledge of marginalized communities.
- Help keep our website up-to-date.
- Produce audio interviews for our ongoing podcast series and video materials to be shared in our website and platforms.
- Generate content in more than 1 language, engaging volunteer translators where needed.
- Propose and implement new strategies for gathering feedback and assessing our metrics.
Our ideal candidate has:
- Strong feminist and anti-colonial values.
- Initiative, strategic thinking and storytelling abilities.
- Excellent writing and editing skills in English.
- Work experience with written, verbal and visual communications plus media/press knowledge.
- Social media fever. You’ll find inspiration and hang out on various platforms where our communities are.
- Enthusiasm and experience working with open source ideas, tools and licenses like Creative Commons.
- Passion for creating engaging content using video, text and voice. Editing, processing and organizing skills for visual content are a huge plus.
- Experience with blogging tools like WordPress.
- A multilingual background is always super useful.
This is a remote position, our distributed team works anywhere that has internet access. Candidates from the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply!
To apply, please send an email with Subject: Communications Lead to info(at)whoseknowledge(dot)org by 7 April 2019. Include 3 portfolio samples (anything you’d like to share with us – keep it simple, this could be links to online newsletters, interviews you made, social media pages, websites, etc) along with your CV and a short email telling us why you’re interested and a good fit for this role.