women++
women++

Research/Writer (Educational Tech Content) Volunteer

Remote (Switzerland)
Side job
IT

women++ is a Swiss non-profit association based in Zürich dedicated to increasing gender diversity in the Swiss tech industry.

We are committed to helping people and companies to increase and harness diversity & inclusion in order to improve the quality of their products & working environments.

Are you interested? Ask us more about our initiatives and short to long-term goals!

Volunteering role:

  • This is a volunteer role
  • Time commitment: 5 - 9 hrs/week
  • Location: remote working

Purpose

We are creating a platform that facilitates diverse content related to tech skills and career development in tech. The audience are individuals working in IT (at different experience levels) and career transitioners to the tech sector (usually from other STEM areas). The Research & Writer Volunteer who is passionate in both technology and diversity, will digest tech topics, to create educational and engaging written blog articles following women++’s strategy.

As part of the women++ team, your ideas and development are key! Get to know the whole team and start discussing interesting topics around diversity & inclusion.

Tasks

What you will be doing

You will be researching, structuring and writing educational tech blog articles for our new blog project.

How your role will develop during your six months of volunteering

Within three months:

  • Meet with other research/writers, content editor and strategy team for alignment and onboarding to the new women++ blog strategy and content plan.
  • Research technology-related topics within the Swiss sector to produce written informative articles to educate our audience.
  • Work closely with women++’s content editor to optimize your article after proofreading and feedback.
  • Conduct keyword research and use SEO guidelines to optimize content.
  • Finalize a minimum of 2 articles per month, which will be scheduled in our blog calendar for go-live, following the blog’s strategy.

Within six months:

  • Finalize your introduction phase, and will be presented to the women++ community as part of the team.
  • Propose new and improved outreach ideas.

Requirements

First of all: We believe in maximizing potential through training, learning and attitude. So, even if you think you don’t have all the relevant experience, but are interested in social media marketing, you may still be the perfect person for this role. Overall, we look for:

  • Ability to research and interpret: Be able to research and critically evaluate information relating to technology and tech skills and structure it for educational purposes.
  • Story telling: Be able to turn your research into accessible, captivating articles, snippets, guidelines etc.
  • Passion for tech related topics
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English. German is a plus.
  • Ownership mentality, proactivity, reliability

Benefits

  • Receive dedicated sparring: during onboarding and throughout your time volunteering, you will be trained on women++ marketing best practices and have a dedicated sparring partner to dream, brainstorm and reflect with
  • Ownership, responsibility and proactivity: at women++ we like to encourage leadership. “Research & writing (Tech educational content)” will be your domain and after initial onboarding, you will be able to your own vision with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Expand your network: Interested in the tech sector? Besides joining a team of professionals which make up the women++ team, industry leaders, academic researchers and professionals from all over the tech industry form part of the women++ network. As your role develops, you will be able to expand your network through our partner and community relationships.
  • Develop yourself: Put your research and writing skills into practice and expand your knowledge on diversity & inclusion and tech-related topics.
  • Boost your CV with hands-on volunteer work and real-life experience, you can add valuable experience to your CV
  • Make a difference: Your work will directly serve a good cause.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

All candidates are welcome to apply. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Keep in mind: if you have a few requirements missing but you are really interested, please still get in touch, chances are you can learn them with us :)

Would you like to talk about this? Apply and we will get in touch or drop us a line below!

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women++

1-10 employees
Technology, Information and Internet

women++ is a non-profit association founded in 2017 in Switzerland, with a mission of increasing diversity & inclusion in the tech industry.

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