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

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 team 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. We’re looking for two people to start in January 2023.

No previous editorial experience is necessary, but you do need decent grammatical and research skills. If you excelled at journalism, writing or communication in school, you have the skills we’re looking for. We’ll train you a to use WordPress a bit, and you’ve learned another new skill!

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, climate change mitigation or how social pressure drives housing development, we’re your tribe of fellow-sister 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 and review the articles following our Editorial Workflow. You will ensure compliance with our Editorial Policy, try to smooth out grammar, check that links work, check facts that don’t seem right to you and communicate with writers to get their articles posted. You get to work with volunteer writers every week, who generally are passionate about their content, 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

Pronouns: he/him

Erik is a project manager and previously worked as a content editor for several companies. He has worked in the Microsoft stack software development community since the mid-1990s in technical education, project management, publishing and conference production. In his spare time, he cycles and does non-profit work. Erik was a volunteer on the Edina Transportation Commission from 2017-2020.

Ryan Hemmer

About Ryan Hemmer

Ryan Hemmer is a member of the Streets.mn editorial council. He is a professional book editor and editorial director working in the vibrant Twin Cities publishing industry. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife, daughter, and little dog.

About Liz Puhl

Pronouns: she/her