Want a career as an editor or writer? Check out these great opportunities!

Writer's desk
Photo credit: ouh_desire, Shutterstock

This week, we’re highlighting opportunities to put your writing skills to use. Whether you’re looking for a new career, a volunteer opportunity on the side, or testing the waters with your first internship, there are lots of ways to use your writing chops for good.


Every day, organizations are doing incredible work and they need someone to tell their stories. The ACLU is looking for an Editorial Manager to create campaigns, web communications, and other publications to tell the world about their work. The Henry Street Settlementan community organization that’s over a hundred years old is looking for an Online Communications Manager to take the 21st century by storm.

Or follow a more editorial path. Asian American Writers’ Workshop‘s CultureStrike magazine needs a Managing Editor, and the American Association for Justice is looking for a Managing Editor for their monthly magazine on the civil justice system.

Volunteer opportunities

Looking to build your skills, network, and resume? Sustainable Silicon Valley is looking for a passionate volunteer to write and edit pieces about the sustainability, technology, conservation, and other issues facing the Valley, and the GoodSpeaks project needs volunteer writers, editors, and curators to help document and publicize the work being done by other organizations.

Or help someone else build their writing skills! Girls Write Now needs women to mentor aspiring teen writers in New York City. You’ll develop a one-on-one relationship supporting a talented young writer and develop your own network while you’re at it. If you’re on the other side of the country, volunteer with WriteGirl to empower girls in a community of women writers in Los Angeles.


And if you’re just getting your feet wet, try out an environmental journalism internship with CarbonFreeDCan editorial internship with the Social Science Research Councilor a marketing and communications internship with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

There are so many exciting ways to use your writing skills for good. From spreading the word about great organizations through marketing and communications, to writing articles about the world’s biggest issues and encouraging up and coming writers to make their own mark on the world. Take a look around Idealist for even more ways to put your editorial expertise to work.


Tags: , , ,

Related Posts

Community Manager at Idealist.org
3 ways to make the most of your volunteer opportunity For a successful job search, deepen your self knowledge


    • April
    • May 2, 2013

    Thanks, Kim! Writing can be a tough field to find opportunities in, so it’s great to see a round-up of so many good options on the table right now.

    • Matthew Gallagher
    • May 2, 2013

    Very good and informative article. Please keep me posted on any updates and information such as this. It was very helpful and specific.

Comments are closed.