Help be an extra set of eyes. Volunteer to edit on streets.mn

Create Change for a Better World; Be a Volunteer Editor for streets.mn

Do you want to make a positive volunteer contribution while still maintaining safe social distancing? Or do you know someone who does? Please help us pass the word. We need volunteer editors to join our Editorial Board and help proof articles before they get posted on streets.mn. It’s the perfect volunteer job because you only need a computer with an internet connection; no need for travel.


You do not have to have previous editorial experience, but you do need decent grammar skills. If you excelled at journalism, writing or communication in school, you have the skills we’re looking for.

An extra set of eyes helps streets.mn articles. Credit: Gratisography https://gratisography.com/license/

What’s involved?

You know how it almost always helps to have a second set of eyes review a written document before it gets shared? You get to be that second set of eyes! At streets.mn, we’re looking for people who can contribute a few hours per week, one day per week. You should be willing to learn some basic WordPress skills if you don’t have them. If you find articles about transportation very interesting, we’re your tribe of fellow nerds.


Writers will post a draft copy of their articles on our website, and your cool volunteer gig is to log into the website on your regular day or night, review the articles following our Editorial Workflow. You will ensure compliance with our Editorial Policy, try to smooth out grammar, check that links work, and communicate with writers to get their articles posted. You get to work with volunteer writers every week, and together, you make the world a little more interesting.


Jenny Werness and Erik Ruthruff from streets.mn will help support you. You can contact us at editor@streets.mn, leave a comment below, or use the Contact Us link.

Erik Ruthruff

About Erik Ruthruff

Erik is the content manager at Streets.mn and serves on the board and on the executive board. He has worked as an editor in IT for more than 30 years and brings that experience to the projects he helps initiate to Streets.mn. In his work life, Erik is a project manager for a software company and previously worked as an editor for several companies. In his spare time, he cycles and does non-profit work and plays D&D. Erik was a volunteer transportation commissioner on the Edina Transportation Commission from 2017-2020. He learned that everyone has an opinion about roads.

About Micah Davison

Micah is the editor in chief at Streets.mn. He moved to the Twin Cities in 2019, hailing from Canada by way of Boston. Always a lover of rivers, he feels he's landed in a pretty good town, and spends much time during the warm months enjoying the local watercourses. During the winter, he does what he needs to keep biking through whatever unholy combination of cold, snow and ice nature throws our way.

Amy Gage

About Amy Gage

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Amy Gage is managing editor of Streets.mn. A former journalist, she writes a blog about women and aging (themiddlestages.com) and is executive director of Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County.

About Max Christensen

Max is a longtime Minnesotan and avid urbanist. They grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota before attending Grinnell College in Iowa. While studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, Max observed the way that the city's transit, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure was designed in a way that stimulated people's physical, mental, and social health. This experience radically altered the way he viewed the world, and inspired him to bring the best design principles from cities around the world here to Minnesota. His previous work at Trimble Transportation, a trucking telematics company based in Minnetonka, exposed him to the world of freight, and informed him in the variety of ways personal, commercial, and industrial traffic experiences our cities and transportation network. Max is currently enrolled in the Masters of Regional & Urban Planning program at the University of Minnesota.