Help tell the story of resident-led positive change by writing content that centers on topics related to grassroots fundraising, movement-building, and tactical advice for building local civic leadership.
ioby seeks a professional content writer for a freelance engagement writing “inbound” and storytelling blog content that helps establish ioby as an expert voice in the fields of grassroots fundraising, organizing, and movement-building. In order to help identify and serve future leaders, this work will combine strong storytelling with a keywords-driven content marketing approach. This is a PAID and FULLY REMOTE opportunity.
Examples of Ioby’s Content Marketing Pieces
How to fundraise for your 501(c)(7)
Get inspired by these 3 successful community gardens
How to ask for donations and level up your fundraising
(more on ioby.org/blog)
You’ll be responsible for two content pieces per month, similar in scope and length to the links above. ioby’s staff will provide topics initially, but after the first few months of our work together, you’re welcome to expand your role into researching and pitching topics if you’re interested.
You will work in close communication with ioby’s Marketing and Communications staff, who will provide initial training for this position, and will then function as your assignment editors. You’ll work with our staff to set deadlines for topic assignment, draft review, and posting on a quarterly and monthly basis. If you’re interested in researching and pitching topics after the first few months, you’ll work with our staff in quarterly pitch meetings. We do much of our work in Google docs, so a familiarity with these collaborative tools is important.
- You’ll begin in February 2023, and will be responsible for two content pieces per month;
- ioby staff will provide training in our storytelling and inbound marketing strategy, but you’ll bring a familiarity with content marketing and principles of SEO writing;
- You’ll be experienced and interested in writing about topics like civic leadership, fundraising, movements for social and racial justice, and a broad variety of grassroots project types from urban greening to public art; you’ll be committed to asset-based storytelling;
- You’ll be communicative, extremely good with deadlines, and comfortable self-directing every stage of the writing process from research to copy-editing.
Our rate is $50/hour, with the expectation that you’ll work about 8-10 hours per month, or about 4-6 hours per piece. As an independent contractor, you will invoice ioby monthly.
ioby mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful citizen leaders who plan, fund, and make positive change in their own neighborhoods. We are creating a future in which our neighborhoods are shaped by the powerful good ideas of our own neighbors.
So far, ioby has helped neighborhood leaders raise more than $18 million in small donations. Since lasting change takes more than just money, we also help leaders recruit volunteers, grow and strengthen support networks, connect with local decision makers, and start conversations around key issues in their communities that lead to long-term, broad-scale change.
Please send a paragraph summarizing your interest and experience, along with a portfolio link if you have one, or a resume and two or three writing samples if you do not. This position does not require a formal cover letter. Deadline to apply is January 25, 2023.
Women, People of Color, and Lgbtq People Are Always Strongly Encouraged to Apply.
ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.