is Recruiting: Two Volunteer Assistant Editors Required

Are you interested in supporting social entrepreneurs? Do you want to play a role in the emergence of impact investing? Are you interested in gaining industry-leading knowledge – and playing a role in disseminating it? is looking for two qualified individuals to share responsibility for the position of Volunteer Assistant Editor from February to March 2012. The candidates should have strong written communication skills, an intuitive understanding of how to leverage social media, and a strong interest in the field of social finance.

The Volunteer Assistant Editors will be asked to commit approximately 4-7 hours of work per week, performed remotely and on their own schedules. Please note that Assistant Editors will be asked to visit the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing for meetings on a biweekly basis. The successful candidates will help the Managing Editor source, edit, and distribute compelling content across’s online presence.

8 weeks, February to March 2012.

The Volunteer Assistant Editors are key members of’s editorial team and will share responsibility for:

  • Engaging the community through the main website and by fostering discussion through our presence on social networks;
  • Communicating directly with writers to source high-quality, exciting, and relevant contributions;
  • Ensuring’s online presence is accurate and up-to-date, making necessary revisions as required; and
  • Overseeing self-directed projects that result in outstanding written, visual, or audio content.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • A strong personal and professional interest in social finance and impact investing
  • Excellent research, written and communication skills
  • Previous experience in writing and editing
  • An understanding of social media and online community engagement
  • Basic knowledge of social entrepreneurship, economics and finance; and, most importantly,
  • Integrity, confidence, and flexibility.

Brownie points for being able to play 5 musical instruments at once.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, writing sample, or resume by 5:00pm ET, Monday, January 16th to the attention of:

Nabeel Ahmed
Managing Editor,

(If you do not have an existing writing sample, you may include a 500-word essay on the relevance of impact investing in Canada.)

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