Are you passionate about writing powerful stories, innovation and the do-good sector in general? Then you’ll love making this role your own. We’re looking for an awesome human being with writing talents keen to join our team on a part-time basis!
Who we are
One Percent Collective is an online platform to give 1% of your income – or whatever amount you want really – to share amongst your choice of our partner charities. The dream is to create an awesome giving experience through regular storytelling and events to connect donors with their impact, and to grow a generosity movement in Aotearoa where giving 1% is the norm. Us in a nutshell here: https://www.onepercentcollective.org/stories/the-gist
Stories are at the heart of what we do. We aim to keep our network of 1% donors inspired and connected to the real-life impact their donations have in the community through our partner charities’ work. We’re also out to use those stories to inspire new people to start giving to the causes they care about.
We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic writer who can take on those storytelling responsibilities. If you’re keen to be involved in the whole storytelling process – from brainstorming story ideas together with our partner charities’ staff, conducting interviews and penning powerful stories, and sharing the content across digital channels – we would love to hear from you.
Flexibility and enthusiasm to learn new things is key, as we’re a small team so naturally juggle different areas of the business to make things run smoothly. This is primarily a writing role but responsibilities will include taking charge of the social media channels where the written content is shared, creating Facebook advertisements and managing the content section of the website – happy to train the digital side of things if needed. Any basic graphic/web design skills are a bonus too.
Here are some examples of our stories:
The nitty gritty
- Develop great stories to connect current donors with the impact their donations have in the community and inspire new potential donors.
- Liaise with partner charities and build strong relationships to ensure storytelling is accurate and has impact.
- Manage a calendar for our monthly impact stories to ensure deadlines are met.
- Be the glue between photographers, charities and story subjects.
- Manage the story section of the website
- Load stories into Squarespace blog section
- Tag stories with relevant ‘tags’ to appear in correct places throughout the site
- Basic graphic design a bonus but not necessary
- Write copy for the monthly ‘storytime’ Mailchimp email to donors
- Assisting Chief Doer of Things with copy and content for The Generosity Journal
- Manage communications plan and system automated emails to ensure a positive user experience
- Take responsibility for social media channels i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Including posting regular content, reporting and tracking.
- Execute basic digital marketing strategy
- Assisting Chief Doer of Things with clerical/administrative work
What winning looks like
- Powerful stories that help us reach our target of 1,000 donors by the end of 2018.
- Ensuring donors have a positive and connected giving experience.
- An engaged audience on social media.
- Awesome and effective digital marketing strategy that enables us to reach thousands online on a limited budget.
What you're made of
- Practical and creative writing skills
- Working knowledge and understanding of the nuances of writing personal stories
- Flair and experience for engaging with communities online
- Great interpersonal skills
- Meticulous organisational and project management skills
- Passion for flawless execution
- Ability to be self driven in maintaining responsibilities and always being one step ahead with planning and innovating in your role
- Flexibility and an eagerness to learn!
Applications will be reviewed as they come in and interviews may be held before the closing date of the advert, so please, if you are interested, get your application in as fast as possible!
How to apply
If you think this all sounds like you please send through your CV, cover letter and some writing samples to Pat on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thanks!
Applications close Wed 7th March with start date ideally late March. The role is a 12 month contract with the potential for it to continue. Pay rate is $25 per hour.