Hannah Doress ’88 Shares Volunteer Opportunity


Photo Credit: Christine Hurley

Dear Wesleyan Community Friends,

In my new position as VP of Strategic Partnerships, The Breaking News Network and Producer / Director CLMT News Network, we are in beta stage of our 60 city social media / local news Climate Change News Network – I am looking for volunteers that love social media, are warm and sociable, and have an interest in massively amplifying news about climate change problems and solutions and meeting and mingling with key newsmakers, media, advocates, business people and others in this space (think renewables, sequestration, adaptation, climate justice, energy efficiency, climate policy, etc.). This is a virtual position so anyone responsible and focused can do this from anywhere (though we focus our efforts during U.S. waking hours). 

Desired commitment is at least 1 hour a day, preferably in 15 minute bursts plus approximately 5 hours a week in addition to that. I will personally mentor the volunteers with an eye to helping them develop their skills and future career prospects. I provide excellent recommendations for strong contributors and am proud to have helped many past volunteers get jobs, scholarships, and into the graduate programs of their choice. 

These are not required but extra credit for anyone with the following: an active Twitter account, who knows how to use Slack, with past work on online or offline campaigns, good diplomacy / communications skills, journalism / strong writing skills, any experience writing clever slogans or headlines, and those that think outside the box. Persons of all backgrounds and ages encouraged, if you feel any hesitation or concern that we might not be welcoming in relation to your background, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, outrageous past or what have you, please forget about it and contact us anyway.  

To apply, please email Hannah@WordOutConsulting.com with a short paragraph about why you are interested, when you can start and names and phone numbers of two references (anyone, including friends who can attest that you are a responsible person who follows through with their commitments).  

Hannah Doress
VP of Strategic Partnerships, The Breaking News Network and Producer / Director CLMT News Network
Co-Director, Shore Up Marin: a coalition focused on sea level rise, flooding and emergency preparedness and social equity
Principal, Hannah Doress Events/Word Out Consulting


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.