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Communications volunteer

Communications volunteer

Can you write with clarity and flair? Are you passionate about the environment and human rights?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative volunteer to write engaging blogs and other copy for our website. You will work across all our campaigns, helping to end slavery at sea and illegal fishing; protect climate refugees and halt the climate crisis; prevent the harm caused by the fast fashion industry, and conserve wildlife and forests.

You will work closely with the communications and fundraising teams to produce high quality copy that inspires people to take positive action for people and planet. You will have access to EJF’s outstanding catalogue of images to creatively tell our stories.

Why volunteer for EJF?

You will gain valuable experience in writing for a dynamic and high-impact charity. You will be given the chance to think creatively, trying out new ideas. This is a great opportunity to be part of a friendly team working to secure environmental justice.

Dynamic, agile and effective, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is working to secure a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon them for their basic needs and livelihoods.

The role is voluntary for a period of 3 months+, minimum of 1 day per week. Based in either London or Bath, local (Bath / Bristol) travel costs or travel within London will be paid together with a lunch allowance. Remote working and flexibility are possible for the right candidate.

Skills and attributes

  • Strong copywriting skills, with a passion for explaining complex subjects.
  • Investigative spirit with a desire to root out the best stories from all our international campaigns.
  • Commitment to EJF’s goals of protecting people and planet.

Tasks

  • Write blogs and news stories for the website
  • Write scripts for short social media videos
  • Scanning the news for hooks to use to get EJF’s messages out
  • Assist on admin tasks such as updating the media contact database
  • Develop new ideas for how to raise EJF’s profile

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter (including your availability: start date and preferred days) to volunteers@ejfoundation.org by 4th Aug 2019. Please provide at least one unedited writing sample.