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Work with us at Change.org UK!

Role: Policy and content consultant, UK
Part-time freelance 
Start date: ASAP (early August) – 3 months with the possibility of extension 
Location: Remote

Change.org is the world’s largest petition platform, empowering more than 400 million people around the globe – including over 19 million in the UK – to win incredible and inspiring victories on the issues they care about. It’s a deeply exciting, meaningful time to be a part of this work.

Change.org is an open platform, where anyone, anywhere, can start a petition on the issue they care about. It’s our responsibility to keep our platform open, safe and empowering for everyone, so we have Community Guidelines and policies in place for how we allow people to use Change.org.

Change.org is seeking a freelance part-time content consultant to help us make the Change.org website in the UK as safe as possible for all our users. Together with the UK team, as well as our Policy team, you will help monitor any non-compliant UK content on our website, and take timely action to ensure petitions that are created on our site follow our Community Guidelines and platform policies.   

This is an opportunity to contribute to Change.org’s mission of empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. 

You’d suit this role if you’re interested in UK politics, love reading the news and check Twitter regularly to see what’s trending. 

Here’s what you’ll do as part of our team:

– Help to identify petitions which violate our current policies, and work with the Policy team to assess these petitions and take appropriate action. This will sometimes involve reviewing graphic, controversial and offensive content. 

– Help map current or emerging topics of conversation in the UK which are likely to provoke non-compliant content

– Help tune our content monitoring systems to ensure we are on top of the content created on the Change.org website

What is the profile of the ideal candidate?

– You’ll have a good knowledge of current affairs/potentially contentious issues in the UK You can quickly familiarise yourself with our Community Guidelines and platform policies, and use these to identify non-compliant or potentially non-compliant content to refer to our Policy team

– You’ll be proactive at identifying current and emerging issues in the UK media, politics or on social media which could provoke non-compliant content 

– You’ll be trained to find and respond to non-compliant content on the Change.org website, but you’ll also be proactive at suggesting alternative approaches to the process

– You’ll be fluent in English

The position is on a freelance basis, part-time and you will work remotely. 

Change.org is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. Join us to help change the world.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

We understand that reviewing non-compliant content can be difficult, so we offer paid-for, external counselling. 

This role will be for three months, with the possibility to extend. We envisage you working Monday to Friday, for approx. 2 hours a day, with the exception of the first week which will be 3-4 days to get you fully onboarded. You can choose these hours within our team’s core  hours of 9am – 4pm. We’re a very flexible team so we’ll discuss what will work for you.

Apply by emailing Amy Lockwood at alockwood@change.org with your CV and a short cover letter for why you’d be suitable for this role. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions to alockwood@change.org

Written by
Pascale Frazer-Carroll
July 20, 2020 12:31 pm