Overview

Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary is seeking a skilled Documentarian to help us create an open online resource for others around the world who are currently running or are considering establishing their own farmed animal sanctuary. This is a full-time position located in Erie, Colorado.

About the Documentarian Position
Since our inception and as we continue to grow as a sanctuary, we have collected a depth of information and experiences about what it takes to start a sanctuary from the ground up. Everything that we build, the processes we develop, and the resources we depend upon should be made easily accessible for other sanctuaries to learn from, helping us to magnifying the positive impact we can have for farmed animals everywhere.

Our staff Documentarian will capture these topics in photos, video and, most importantly, in an organized and easy to read written format. These articles and supplemental visual documents will be published regularly on OpenSanctuary.org, and made available to the world. Topics will vary greatly, from building and property maintenance and animal care tasks, to creating volunteer policies and establishing successful outreach programming, and everything in-between.

The OpenSanctuary project has the power to change so many animal lives for the better, well beyond the means of any one sanctuary alone, and will help take the work of farmed animal sanctuaries to the next level. This position is the perfect fit for someone who not only has the journalistic skills to find and share this important information, but who has the passion and drive to inspire real change for farmed animals. The right candidate will be invested in sanctuary work, and excited to have a hand in organizing and developing the structure by which this important information is shared.

Responsibilities
++Help establish a framework for identifying topics, by department, to document and share on OpenSanctuary.org
++Coordinate with Luvin Arms team members and work independently to capture detailed yet easy to understand articles describing and identifying various sanctuary functions
++Capture and edit photo and/or video assets to supplement written articles
++Format, publish, and maintain articles using WordPress tools
++Create and maintain a consistent publishing schedule for new site content
++Ensure consistency among articles (voice, tone, style, fonts, spacing, etc.)
++Conduct industry-related research, as needed
++Site community management (respond to questions and comments on articles, for example)

Requirements
++At least two years of experience in journalism, reporting, other related field
++A strong understanding of and commitment to the Luvin Arms mission
++Excellent written communication skills
++Demonstrated success in independent research
++Hands-on experience working and publishing with WordPress
++Photo & video editing skills
++Ability to work independently
++Ability to meet deadlines
++Understanding of and willingness to adhere to vegan principles while on the sanctuary grounds and/or representing Luvin Arms is a must
++Weekend availability may be required
++Must provide your own computer

Preferred Qualifications
++Knowledge of or experience with farmed animal sanctuaries and their practices
++Experience with small teams or nonprofits is a plus

To Apply
Please submit your resume, letter of interest, and three (3) professional writing samples to careers[at]luvinarms[dot]org.
Links to writing samples are acceptable. No calls, please.

Tagged as: journalism, media, research, writing & editing

About Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary

Founded in 2015, Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing guardianship and refuge for farmed animals in need. We rescue and heal some of the most abused farmed animals and help to share their stories. In addition, through education & outreach programming, we work to inspire our community to include farmed animals in their circle of compassion.