Research and Writing Intern
We have a Global Resource Directory filled with the names and contact information for suppliers, designers, manufacturers, wholesalers etc. involved in the sustainable apparel industry. In order to deliver the best value to our members, the directory constantly needs to be updated and edited. This requires researching on the Internet as well as surveying our members to discover if they have sources that they’d like to share.
This position also involves research and writing for our newsletter, The Triple Stitch, as well as other writing assignments as needed.
What you bring:
- A well-developed way with words
- An unmatched attention to detail and obsession with proper grammar
- An understanding of how and where to do research and know how to reference works cited
- Ability to develop an idea, and the humility to be able to change direction on the fly
- Ability to work to a deadline independently or with a team
- Have no problem asking questions when you need clarification or direction (because we’re definitely not micro-managers)
- A sense of adventure and a passion for business on a mission
When and Where:
We’re pretty flexible on the days of the week, but we’d like a commitment from you of at least 40 hours. Since email, Skype and the Internet make telecommuting easy, some of these hours can be completed at home; however, nothing beats the effectiveness of face-to –face meetings and teamwork. That being said, we encourage you to spend at least 60% of your time at our Toronto office.
How we’ll support you:
You’ll feel welcomed right away. Yes, we’re typical social entrepreneurs: very motivated, multi-tasking problem solving individuals, but we’re also engaged, friendly and genuinely interested in the career development and lives of the people we work with. Your training and orientation to FTA will be on the fly, but we’ll be here to mentor you along the way. If you’ve got a question, we’ll make time for you. You’ll have a space at the communal worktable in our loft-style office (it’s a former tannery), and access to the freshest coffee in town from our neighbours at the Merchants of Green Coffee!
Real life industry experience; the occasional spontaneous opportunity to participate in cool fashion events; expanding your professional network through FTA members, partners and our eco business associates; our eternal gratitude and the satisfaction that comes from doing work that makes the world a healthier place to be!
If this sounds like you . . . We’d love to hear from you! Please send your resume along with two short writing samples and a covering letter that tells us why you’d be perfect for the position and your availability: Sarah Kear, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org