Zealous Good is Hiring a Storyteller/Reporter

Zealous Good is looking for a storyteller/reporter to join our Chicago team!

Do you believe everyone has a story to tell? Do you enjoy meeting new people, hearing and sharing their stories? Want to make an impact with a startup that’s focused on making Chicago a better place?

This is the position for you!

Help tell the story of the kids at Ravenswood Community Child Care Center and the pillows and arts and crafts supplies they received.

 

Zealous Good is a social enterprise that connects people and companies with extra items to local non-profits in need. We’ve been featured in Crain’s Chicago Business, Mashable, Chicago Sun Times, and RedEye to name a few and we’re a growing startup.

We are looking for a storyteller/reporter who can help gather and tell the amazing stories of some of the donations we connect every day. We want to present “stories of good” to our donors and the public. This person will talk with and interview our nonprofits and donors to learn about their Zealous Good experiences and help spread the word via video, photos and blog posts. In time, the Zealous Good storyteller will build meaningful relationships with both charities and donors through in-person meetings, video chats, email and phone.

This internship will entail great experience and real responsibilities. We give our interns real projects and hold them accountable for completing them…. but we also have fun while working. We’re a young, entrepreneurial team and have fun while we make the world a better place. If it
sounds like a fit to you, apply!

The Zealous Good team outside the office this summer.

Also, please note this position is part time (10-15 hours a week), flexible, and unpaid. We offer course credit for those whose schools accept internship credits and we also have bonus opportunities throughout the internship.

The Zealous Good office is located in Chicago. Ideally, you can easily get to the River West area of the city.

Responsibilities
Scheduling nonprofit/donor interviews
Some travel to perform in-person interviews
Knowledge of video chat platforms (i.e. Google Hangout, Skype)
Be point of contact for nonprofit/donor for all donation stories
Must be able to complete assignments on time and work responsibly with the rest of the team.

Experience
The right candidate will know what makes a compelling story and have an understanding of story structure. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping Chicago’s nonprofit community. No previous professional experience is needed.

Education
No requirements – we’re just looking for someone passionate, outgoing and who wants to help us make the world a better place!

If you are interested, please email your resume to jobs@zealousgood.com, some examples of your writing, and a brief summary of why you want to work with Zealous Good.

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