Volunteer Facebook Content Editor

Pet Cancer Fund - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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We Are:

The Pet Cancer Fund is a Vancouver based organization whose mission is to increase the life expectancy and improve the quality of life of pets diagnosed with cancer.

Estimates place the number of dogs and cats developing cancer yearly at 6 million for each species; approximately 6x the number of humans getting cancer every year within North America. Amazingly, the cancer in our pets can share up to 80% of its DNA with human cancers which means they can be diagnosed and treated very similarly to humans.

New diagnostic and treatment breakthroughs are happening for us humans, however these discoveries can take an extended period of time to make their way to the veterinary field. Our goal is to change that.

As we set out to grow and build a large community of engaged animal-lovers that will support our many efforts to help pets and their families, we’re in search of experienced writers and editors to help us tell our story. That’s where and how you can help us.

The Position:

As our volunteer Facebook Editor, you will be responsible for editing and coaching our Facebook writing team to produce their assignments centered on the topic of canine and feline cancer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Content Strategist, Assignment and Senior Content Editor, writers, coordinators, and other stakeholders to plan interesting and compelling stories
  • Assign and manage writers tasked to produce content for the Facebook platform
  • Generate and develop “sources” for the writers to utilize in their assignments
  • Ensure reference articles and citations are recorded and validated prior to publication
  • Edit articles to ensure proper grammar, punctuation
  • Ensure the form and voice are consistent with the organization’s brand image of being positive, clean (not clinical) and compassionate
  • Edit all content developed for Facebook as assigned to the writers apportioned to you

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, or related field
  • Strong communication, organizational, and writing skills
  • Previous professional experience in writing, editing, or related field strongly preferred
  • Portfolio of previous writing samples required at time of application and interview

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent story development, logistics and follow-up skills
  • Adept at gathering and researching story ideas, developing sources, gathering accurate information, generating great human-interest (cancer) related story ideas and assigning writers according to their writing strengths
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to process and analyze a large volume of complex information while being able to determine what is most important and communicating this to writers clearly
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure, meet deadlines, process information, and make decisions quickly
  • Knowledge of the social media sites Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and the differences of their audience demographics and the suitable content strategies for each

About You:

We’re looking for someone with past experience in writing, editing and assigning content production to a writing team. Ideally your experience will come from an online or print publication having a writing team of 5 or more.

Being a team player with great communication and people skills is an absolute must.

Your Character:

Very simply, you are focused, driven and do what's right. Having a friendly demeanour, you love to mix humour with the serious. Yes, cancer is brutal and terribly sad, however we also believe in the power of positive energy, so our goal is to always stay positive and to have fun along the way.

Footnotes:

This position can be done virtually from anywhere in Canada or the United States.

Although we believe this project can be complete in 6 hours per week, it will depends on your developed skills, efficiency and knowledge of your craft.

Compensation:

This is a volunteer position that could potentially lead into other roles within the organization as we grow, fundraise and add fulltime staff.

Timing:

Immediately.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual