Volunteer Writer I

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/11/08 16:03:00 GMT-8, last modified 2019-08-15T09:22:49-07:00
RPG Research currently has an opening for a Volunteer Writer I Trainee. We are looking for someone that is passionate about writing and excited about what we are doing as an organization.

Apply for this position through Indeed.com here.

Position Summary

The Volunteer Writer I will write at least one internally peer reviewed blog posting per month (less than 2 pages in length), contribute at least one article to our monthly newsletter (around 1-2 pages), once per week post a short summary update about what RPG Research has been doing or will be up to (1 page or less).

This may also include posting updates to our news and/or blog sections of our site(s).

You will also be asked to write one internally peer-reviewed essay (minimum 3 pages double-spaced) every 3 months.

All writing must be related in some way broadly related to RPG Research's Vision, Mission, and goals.

This position is 100% remote.


This volunteer position typically required between 5-10 hours per week, or about 10-20 hours per month depending on your skills and efficiency.

You will need to attend (any) one of our various training or administrative meetings per week. These sessions range between 1-3 hours each week. You will also need to keep an eye on our internal email communication discussion list, our internal social network the Role-Playing Gamers Social Network (RPGN.net), and our social media postings, so that you stay in the loop about what we are doing each week.

  • Write monthly newsletter contribution (1-2 pages).
  • Writer at least 1 Blog posting per month (internally peer reviewed) (less than 2 pages in length).
  • Once per week post a short summary of RPG Research activities and content, with links (less than 1 page).
  • Attend at least one administrative/training session per week (1-3 hours per week).
  • Write one full essay every 3 months (3+ pages).


Though our headquarters is located in Spokane, WA, this position can be 100% remote work.


The Volunteer Writer I will be responsible for timely content submissions and revisions in response to our Lead Writer, Social Media Manger, Marketing Director, and others. Our primary website is: https://www.rpgresearch.com


Strong English writing skills, grammar, vocabulary, etc.

Other languages welcomed as well!

Writing samples for:

  • Web copy
  • Newsletter
  • Organizational News/Blog Postings
  • Essays on topics relevant to RPG Research's line of worktrong organizational skills.

Strong writing skills.

Background, training, experience, with Internet writing for community or business entities. It is okay if you are still a student.

At least 6 months experience with all of the social media organizations we use (personal or otherwise):

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • Twitch
  • Tumblr
  • Patreon
  • Ello.co
  • Linkedin
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • others



Advanced training, certification, or degree in writing or related fields.

  • 3 years experience with business and/or community based social media (personal social media experience does NOT count).
  • 3 years experience writing for web-based news or blog site.
  • 3 years experience with the above listed social media platforms.


Include in Application

Include in your application the following information:

  • Cover letter with an explanation why you think you would be a good fit for the position
  • Attachments or links to your writing.
  • Your time zone
    Your general location (country/city)


As with all our positions, we are a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization, so we cannot provide any financial or other compensation for your work. We can provide free training and experience to help you better perform your tasks.

On a case-by-case basis, we may be able to sign-off on college credit pending your specific institutions approval process, this may include unpaid internship options.


About RPG Research

RPG Research, a 501(c)3 non-profit research and community services organization researching the effects of music and all role-playing game formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, and solo adventure books/modules), considerations for accessibility and inclusiveness, and the potential uses of music and role-playing games to help various populations achieve their entertainment, educational, recreational, and therapeutic goals.

Application Form

After first completing the application through Indeed, you may proceed with providing additional information through our Volunteer Application Form here.


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