Seeking Part-Time Writer
The Humanity Campaign is a start-up non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina. Its mission is to reduce poverty and hunger in developing countries by working to increase access to education, healthcare, nutrition, technology, and entrepreneurial opportunity in North Carolina and in developing countries.
The organization wishes to begin to publish content in its web site in order to raise its profile as a contributor within the field of sustainable development. To accomplish this goal, The Humanity Campaign is seeking an individual to research and write content for its web site at www.humanitycampaign.org and build a network of sources and writers in developing countries.
Topics that can be written about include, but are not limited to:
- Appropriate Technology
- Civil Conflict
- Compassion and Dignity
- Direct & Bilateral Aid
- Efforts of NGOs
- Energy, Food, & Water
- Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
- Environmental Sustainability
- Financial Systems & Exchanges
- Government, elections & democracy
- Healthcare & Medicine
- Human Rights
- ICT (Internet, Mobile)
- People Changing the World
- Poverty & Prosperity
- Private Enterprise
- Human Psychology
- Public Policy
- Religion & Faith
- Social Entrepreneurship
- The Rule of Law
- Trade & Investment
- War & Peace
Organizations that can be reported on include, but are not limited to:
- Acumen Fund
- Amnesty International
- Doctors Without Borders
- Engineers Without Borders
- Gates Foundation
- Global Giving
- Human Rights International
- Millennium Village Project
- Nourish International
- Open Society Institute
- Red Cross / Red Crescent
- Save The Children
- The Bookings Institution
- The Cato Institute
- The Clinton Foundation
- The Earth Institute
- The Ford Foundation
- Transparency International
- World Bank
- World Economic Forum
- World Trade Organization
The organization has a philosophy that all humans have equal worth and that equality of opportunity should be encouraged. It believes that economic development does not always lead to greater happiness or prosperity if it causes environmental destruction, dependency, or materialism. It tends to favor development work that is done through local stakeholders and is sustainable. It tends to favor transparency.
The organization chooses to focus partly on North Carolina as one can often make the largest impact locally. It chooses to focus partly on the developing world as there the need is often greatest. While it is interested in writing about any country or group in the developing world, it’s area of greatest focus is Africa.
The organization believes that we have the ability to end extreme poverty in our lifetimes while ensuring we leave a world that is environmentally sound and ecologically rich.
Through the writing, the organization wishes to explore the overarching question of “what are the factors that contribute to a happier, more prosperous society” and start to build a global network of individuals who are working toward creating better and stronger communities and societies.
The eight core beliefs of the organization are:
- All humans are created equal and have equal value
- We should strive to create a society in which there is equal access to opportunity for all humans
- We should strive to live in a sustainable world
- We should respect each other and treat others as we would treat ourselves
- There is value in education
- We should love, not kill each other
- We should work to eliminate extreme poverty
- There is great power in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship to address the critical challenges of our time
The individual hired for this position is responsible for:
Researching, writing, editing, fact-checking, and publishing content to the web site.
Working to build a network of sources in developing countries who can provide quality story ideas, photo and video content, and primary research data. We wish for the site to be a source of primary news and reporting whenever possible and over time be cited by others as a trusted source.
Working to build a network of writers in developing countries who are willing to contribute topically-relevant quality content that can be posted to the site.
Content should be written in a conversational style that engages the reader.
All facts and data should be fact checked and footnoted.
Sources should be listed unless information was provided on the condition on anonymity.
Biases or conflicts should be disclosed. Ownership of stock in any publicly traded company that is discussed should be disclosed.
All articles should have at least one picture within them.
Use of videos within posts is encouraged when possible.
Individual posts should be between 200 and 750 words.
Draft posts for story ideas can be written as drafts and saved until completed
The author of each post should be disclosed
The language that the posts should be in is English
We would like for a number of the posts to highlight people, programs, or companies that are doing exceptionally positive work in developing countries, especially those in the start-up, technology, or entrepreneurial sectors.
Examples of posts that generally fit the topical, style, and guidelines to be used on the site include:
- B.S or B.A. degree from a four year accredited university
- Experience living in a developing country
- General alignment with the beliefs of the organization
- Excellent writing skills
- A high level of character and personal integrity
- A passion for helping others and making a difference in the world
Work can be paid hourly or by approved post. Compensation is market-based, negotiable, and based on experience. Hours and work is negotiable. Schedule is flexible.
For More Information
If you are interested and/or would like more information, please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and work history to ryan[at]icontact.com. Additional information on The Humanity Campaign, Inc. can be found at www.humanitycampaign.org.