Position: News Writer (Contractor, Part Time, Remote)
Organization: Accelerate Change
Direct Reports: N/A
Contract duration: 2-month contract with the potential to renew
Location: 100% remote, part-time contractor role based anywhere in the US
Accelerate Change is seeking talented writers with journalism experience to write news articleson a part-time basis as News Writers.About Accelerate Change
Accelerate Change is a nonprofit (c3/c4) media lab dedicated to catalyzing new scalable andsustainable digital media models for citizen engagement. We are particularly focused ondeveloping new digital media models that engage communities of color and low-incomecommunities, as well as models that bring together diverse citizens across class and race. Wefocus on media ventures that are driving social change through news, education, and action.Accelerate Change uses lean startup methodologies and other business strategies to helpstart-up nonprofit ventures and established organizations scale their digital media relationshipsand revenue.
Here’s some more information on those strategies:
Functional Organizing: Our model is based on the idea that membership organizations can experience explosive, financially sustainable growth when they provide a robust setof benefits and services that have an outstanding value to the people they seek toorganize (functional organizing). Learn more about our model for scalable citizen organizing in the article, The Secret of Scale from the Stanford Social Innovation Review
Lean startup methodologies: Our approach is centered on identifying challenges andunmet needs in people’s lives. We use lean startup methodologies to rigorously testideas for services and benefits that could help address those pain points and providereal value in people’s everyday lives. Read more about our approach to experimentation in the article, The Promise of Lean Experimentation from the Stanford Social Innovation Review.Accelerate Change supports some of the fastest growing nonprofit digital media ventures in the country, with a particular focus on communities of color. We also work with a select group of established nonprofit organizations to experiment with new digital media initiatives.
Our partners include:
Accelerate Change’s team of 14 central staff and 20 venture staff bring a diverse mix of tech,business, organizing, and media backgrounds that contribute to identifying solutions and developing new media and citizen engagement models.
About the Position
Accelerate Change is seeking part-time News Writers to work remotely in creating original newsstories. As a News Writer, you will be responsible for pitching, researching, and writing originalcontent in the form of news articles about current events.
This is a part-time, 2-month contract role with the potential to renew.
The following rates apply:
Accelerate Change is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQIA+ people must be centered in the workwe do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who aremembers of other marginalized communities.