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Medical and Nutrition Moderator

Role

Answer questions for users on Nutritionfacts.org and on NutritionFacts.org social media sites during a two-hour weekly shift.

Requirements

  • Doctor, dietitian, or other medical or nutrition degree
  • Familiarity with the video content on NutritionFacts.org
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Exquisite organizational skills, work ethic, professionalism, and attention to detail

Responsibilities

  • Respond to questions and comments in the daily video and blog discussions
  • Participate in discussions through our social media channels. Volunteers use NutritionFacts.org “Team” pages to moderate and respond to comments on social media.

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Topic Text Team

Role

To use your writing, editing, and search engine optimization experience to create original text concisely summarizing all of the information we have on a specific topic so that users can more easily navigate the site and also to make NutritionFacts.org as Google-friendly as possible.

Requirements

  • Writing and editing experience, preferably in a scientific context
  • Search engine optimization experience
  • Ability to work from home for at least 5 hours a week for at least 12 weeks
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word preferred
  • Nutrition or medical background preferred

Responsibilities

  • Follow specified guidelines to create concise topic texts summarizing all of the information NutritionFacts.org has presented on a specific topic.

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Volunteer Translator Team

Role

Use your language fluency to create subtitles for as many NutritionFacts.org videos as possible. 

Chinese, Dutch, and German Speakers Wanted! Please only consider applying if you speak these languages or pass this opportunity on to someone who may be interested!

Requirements

  • Must be active most weeks
  • Fluency in English and one or more other languages
  • Access to a computer
  • Familiarity with Gmail and Google Translator Toolkit preferred

Responsibilities

  • Translate English subtitles into other languages for as many videos as possible
  • Actively engage with the team leader on the project management tool
  • Respond to assignments in a timely manner

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Article Retrieval Team

Role

Locate and download hard-to-find scientific journal articles through PubMed.

Requirements

  • Online academic journal access (such as being a student at a University)
  • Commit to finding 30 – 60 predetermined articles per week
  • Pay close attention to details
  • Have a free Box account

Responsibilities

  • Use PubMed and your online journal access to locate target articles
  • Download, rename, and file articles (for Fair Use nonprofit research purposes, not public distribution)

Please check back soon to apply for this position!


Care2 Blog Editor

Role

Turn raw text into blog posts by editing, adding sources, and linking to relevant videos.

Requirements

  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Close attention to detail
  • Ability to commit 4-5 hours per month, or return a minimum of 4 blogs per month

Responsibilities

  • Edit text in order to turn it in a blog post
  • Add source hyperlinks to text
  • Follow instructions carefully, as there are several facets to this task

Please check back for availability!

Online Outreach Team

Role

Work with a volunteer team to bring accurate information about the role of diet and other lifestyle interventions into authoritative online public health spaces, specifically Wikipedia. 

Requirements

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Exquisite organizational skills, professionalism, and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the video content on NutritionFacts.org
  • An understanding on reading and citing peer reviewed medical journals
  • Ability to work from home for at least 2 hours a week

Responsibilities

  • Participate in collaborative weekly sessions on specific health topics
  • Respond to assignments in a timely manner
  • Constructively write and contribute nutrition insights

Note that this role is distinct from the Medical and Nutrition Moderator position. You will not be monitoring social media nor will you be scouring popular media.

Please check back for availability!


Topic Photo Scouts

Role

We are revamping our website! Featured in this revampment will be images carefully chosen by this team for nearly all of our 2000+ Health and Nutrition Topics on NutritionFacts.org.

Requirements

  • Commit to finding a minimum of 15 – 30 photos per month
  • Comfortable with basic computer and internet use
  • Pay close attention to details
  • Photography experience preferred but not required

Responsibilities

  • Scour various image websites for appropriate images we can feature on the website

Please check back later!

Translations Team Leader

Role

We currently have over 80 translators translating all of the NutritionFacts.org videos into over 30 different languages.

This dedicated volunteer will be responsible for organizing and managing all English and translated subtitle (SRT) files. This includes coordinating a team of translations volunteers via email and Google Translator Toolkit, tracking volunteers’ work, uploading files to YouTube, participating in the discussion in the translations team Google Group, and troubleshooting issues with Google Translator Toolkit.

Requirements

  • Ability to work from home for at least 5 hours a week for at least 12 weeks
  • Extremely organized, fastidious, and hardworking
  • Great verbal and written interpersonal skills
  • Access to a computer
  • Familiarity with Gmail, Google Translator Toolkit and Google Groups preferred
  • Fluency in English is the only language requirement for this position

Responsibilities will vary but will include any or all of the following:

  • Upload completed English SRT files to Google Translator Toolkit
  • Share SRT files with translators using Google Translator Toolkit
  • Track and upload completed translations to the NutritionFacts.org YouTube page
  • Participate and respond to questions within the translator community by posting in the Translations Team Google group and via email
  • Troubleshoot Google Translator Toolkit technical issues

Please check back for availability!


Social Media Intern

Role

The Social Media Intern will work closely with the Social Media Director on behind-the-scenes organizational tasks that enable us to maintain and expand our social media platforms. The internship is unpaid, but will provide experience with social media management.

Time commitment: 8-10 hours per week for 6 months, which will begin upon acceptance.

Location: This is an entirely remote position. Intern will be in regular contact with the social media team and may be required to attend weekly meetings.

Responsibilities

  • Help compile and develop social media posts based on specific guidelines
  • Organize social media posts on content calendar
  • Create bitly links for content
  • Assist with other projects as determined by Social Media Director
  • Assist with moderating social media accounts, particularly Facebook

Requirements

  • Great organizational skills
  • Access to a computer
  • Comfortable using and learning various types of technology. Intern will be required to get a free account on Asana.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and follow deadlines
  • Respond promptly to communications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Nutritionfacts.org

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience with variety of social media platforms
  • Experience with technical and/or research writing
  • Background in nutrition or health sciences

Tech Support Volunteer

Role

Responds to e-mails surrounding technical issues with the site and fixing errors on the site. This can be a great learning experience for those interested in gaining experience with IT support in the non-profit sector.

Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and patience to assist Nutritionfacts.org visitors
  • Familiarity with general IT issues
  • Basic problem solving skills
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet service
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and follow deadlines
  • Respond quickly to e-mail
  • Self-motivated and well-organized
  • Commitment to the mission/goals of Nutritionfacts.org

Responsibilities

  • Responding to e-mails regarding technical issues
  • Finding and fixing errors with videos, pages, and images on Nutritionfacts.org
  • Editing and proofreading written content on the site
  • Working with customers who have issues downloading DVD volumes
  • Ability to commit 5 hours per week, for at least 12 weeks. Flexibility available

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with WordPress site administration
  • Experience with helping people on Zendesk.com
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Customer Service background
  • Familiarity with Dropbox

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