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Volunteer

Join our creative team and help us tell New York stories!

Social Media/Marketing Volunteer (P/T remote) 

 

Stoop Stories is a documentary storytelling project. Our mission is to connect, support, and celebrate our NYC neighbors, especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities.


Who we’re looking for: An organized, creative, proactive volunteer to help manage social media for our growing documentary project -- StoopStories.net (@Stoop.Stories). Share our stories, build our online community, and increase engagement. 

 

The ideal candidate has:

  • Passion for storytelling/photography/videography, and social justice

  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO experience

  • Experience working with collaborative content calendars, analytics and graphic tools (e.g. Adobe Spark, Canva, IG, etc.) OR willing to learn 

  • Proficiency hashtagging, posting and sharing content (features, stories, videos & polls) across social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Capacity to communicate in real-time with our NYC-based team

  • Familiar with documentary production not required, but a plus!

 

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Oversee content calendar for Stoop Stories’ social media platforms 

  • Design and implement new SM posting systems/schedulers (e.g. Hootsuite)

  • Interact with our community across social channels (e.g. respond to comments, DMs)

  • Help maintain databases and assets (e.g. DropBox, Google Drive)

  • Represent our brand and style guidelines on social media platforms  

  • Create social content, graphics and enticing programming as part of the editorial team 

  • Keep up-to-date with relevant news and relevant SM accounts

  • Work independently and set/meet realistic goals and deadlines

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Be a part of a dynamic and inclusive team

  • Collaborate with Stoop Stories creator, co-producer and other volunteers

  • Build your personal portfolio

  • Complimentary headshots or family portraits

  • Receive mentoring (if desired), a professional recommendation, and good karma!

  • Assist on photo/video shoots around NYC and learn basic production skills and with upcoming children’s museum exhibit (optional)

 

Think you’re the right fit?

Please include: 

  • Cover letter & resume

  • Links to some previous work/portfolio, and/or social accounts you’ve managed