Editorial Project Manager – Volunteer

Job Location/Type: Rockford, IL | Virtual-Online
Volunteer Job Posted: September 13, 2023

Role Description:
The Editorial Project Manager is tasked with orchestrating and overseeing the editorial process involving volunteer writers. This role is essential for ensuring the quality, consistency, and impact of our messaging across various communication platforms, targeting diverse audiences like donors and beneficiaries.


  • Project Management: Develop and manage the content calendar in collaboration with the HFH Staff and volunteer writers.
  • Editorial Oversight: Review, edit, and approve drafts for grammatical accuracy, clarity, and organization, while adhering to the established tone and voice of the organization.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement guidelines and standards to ensure all content aligns with the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Feedback and Development: Offer constructive criticism to volunteer writers to help improve their skills and align their writing with organizational goals.
  • Voice Uniformity: Guarantee a consistent voice and style across various types of content including blog posts, newsletters, and social media posts.
  • Deadline Adherence: Ensure timely publication by managing deadlines effectively.
  • Interdepartmental Collaboration: Liaise with staff plus the fundraising and program committees of the board to fulfill content needs for fundraising, outreach, and other initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Proven experience in editorial project management
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Prior experience in editing, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Familiarity with WordPress is a plus

Location: Virtual-Remote Work Online, or Rockford, IL

Time per Week: 2-4 hours

Length of commitment: Role is ongoing, minimum commitment 6 months

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