Volunteer Opportunity: E-News Publisher

Help us get the word out about The Writers’ Collective and other literary doings in Manitoba and elsewhere!

We are seeking an e-news publisher to compile and distribute our weekly e-news update. The update includes information about The Writers’ Collective programs and events, member news, and other literary events and writing opportunities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and beyond, with a sprinkling of writing facts and follies from around the web.

The e-news publisher will be responsible for creating the e-newsletter using MailChimp, an online service, in our established template and distributing it once a week. The e-update is currently distributed on Wednesdays. Our Programming Coordinator will provide details of upcoming Writers’ Collective events, as well as forwarding mailings we receive with other events and opportunities of interest to our members. The e-news publisher will add 1-2 articles or quotes of interest related to the writing life, as well as researching current contests and markets to include in the update.

We are looking for a volunteer with the following skills:

  • Ability to organize and present information in a clear, easy-to-use way
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience using online editors
  • Time management, maintaining a regular schedule
  • Researching and selecting relevant information for an audience

As the e-news publisher, you can expect to gain and/or enhance the following skills:

  • E-news creation and distribution
  • Online communication
  • Marketing communication

Volunteer time required is approximately 4 hours per week.

We will provide training and feedback. We will also provide a reference appropriate to your work upon request.

Hilary Friesen

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2 Responses to “Volunteer Opportunity: E-News Publisher”

  1. Michelle says:

    Is the position still available? I would be very interested.

  2. Hilary Friesen says:

    Hi Michelle,
    Unfortunately this position has been filled. However, if you are interested in volunteering with The Collective in other areas, please send us an email at with some info about what skills you’d like to use/learn as a volunteer.

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