Current Job Openings

Afterschool Teen Program Facilitator (Part-time)

Teens in Print, a program of WriteBoston, is looking for a part-time youth programming facilitator to assist with after-school programming. 

Our afterschool youth journalism program is peaking with an all-time high of youth participants. This means it’s time to find extra help!  Are you a college student with a passion for journalism or writing, or maybe even debate? Is building an inclusive community with teens right up your alley? Then you might just be the one. Read on for more details!

Teens in Print is a program of WriteBoston. Teens in Print (TiP) is a writing program created to amplify the marginalized voices of eighth to twelfth grade Boston students grades 8-12. We strive to give students the tools to share their experiences and perspectives through writing, the platform to reach decision-makers who can act on their ideas, and the knowledge to become thoughtful consumers of media.

We invite students of all writing levels and backgrounds to share their stories with a larger audience, because we believe that empowering students to explore, refine, and share their ideas is a prerequisite to creating young adults who do well in the world and for the world. More on us at teensinprint.com.

Employment dates: October 2022 – June 2023 

Programming Cycles: Our after-school program runs in 8-10 week writing cycles. Below are the dates when the program facilitator would work directly with students. In between writing cycles, tasks will focus on editing and curriculum development. 

  • Fall Cycle: October 4th – December 14th (2022)
  • Winter Cycle: January 10th – March 22nd (2023)
  • Spring Cycle: March 28th – June 7th (2023)

*There is the option to opt into an individual writing cycle or commit to a full school year. 

Days and hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 pm in-person, and Wednesdays from 3-6 pm online (via Discord)

In-person Location: Programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays will take place at the offices of the Boston Business Journal which is located in Downtown Crossing. 

Hourly rate: $16.00 per hour 

Hours per week: up to 15 hours per week (6 hours for program facilitation and additional asynchronous hours for online editing and writing support)

We offer:

  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing young and vibrant team 
  • Experiences to build and grow your mentoring, editing, and facilitation skills
  • The chance to gain valuable experience while still in school
  • The opportunity to do work that matters for other Bostonians 
  • Orientation prior to hiring 

Hiring Requirements: 

  • Must be between the ages of 19-24
  • Must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Providing feedback and edits on student writing 
  • Developing and implementing community-building activities
  • Supporting the facilitation of key components of of our writing curriculum
  • Serving as a positive role model for Boston teens
  • Providing Teens in Print staff feedback on program structure, content, and student engagement opportunities

Qualifications for the position: 

  • Interest in helping students develop their writing 
  • Familiarity with journalism
  • Comfortable with public speaking and leading groups of students
  • Capable of working independently but also interested in collaboration and being part of a high-energy, diverse team environment 
  • A similar lived experience as our core teen audience is desired, as is proficiency in Spanish, Creole or a language other than English

To apply: All interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Mohamed Barrie at mohamedbarrie@writeboston.org 

Volunteer Opportunities

External Editor (Volunteer Role)

TiP needs your help, external editors! Teens in Print, a program of WriteBoston, is looking for volunteers to assist us with editing student writing. 

Our afterschool youth journalism program is peaking with an all-time high of youth participants. This means it’s time to find extra help!  Are you curious about what Boston teens have to say? Do you want to give back and help us develop the writing skills, critical thinking and storytelling abilities of Boston teens? Are you (or do you have a background as) a journalist, writer, editor or English teacher? Then you might just be the one. Read on for more details!

Teens in Print is a program of WriteBoston. Teens in Print (TiP) is a writing program created to amplify the marginalized voices of eighth to twelfth grade Boston students grades 8-12. We strive to give students the tools to share their experiences and perspectives through writing, the platform to reach decision-makers who can act on their ideas, and the knowledge to become thoughtful consumers of media. We invite students of all writing levels and backgrounds to share their stories with a larger audience, because we believe that empowering students to explore, refine, and share their ideas is a prerequisite to creating young adults who do well in the world and for the world. More on us at teensinprint.com.

Period of volunteering: October 2022 – June 2023 depending on your availability

Programming Cycles: Our after-school program runs in 8-10 week writing cycles. Publication on week 11. Below is the breakdown of the cycles. 

  • Fall Cycle: October 4th – December 14th (2022)
  • Winter Cycle: January 10th – March 22nd (2023)
  • Spring Cycle: March 28th – June 7th (2023)

Time investment: +-  7 hours per cycle 

  • Editors will get an editing cocoon. This is a group of 3-4 students.
  • You’ll receive 3 to 4 pieces of student writing at 850 to 1100 words each. 
  • There will be two editing batches. You will have 7 days to make edits For the fall cycle: 
    • First batch sent to you in the week of November 6. Your edits are due in 7 days. 
    • Second batch (final line edits) sent on November 30. Your edits are due in 7 days 
  • We host an editors meet-up at the end of the cycle. This is a feedback and celebration moment. Attendance is not a must, but would be nice!

Editors role:

  • Asynchronous editing in Google docs (you need a gmail address) 
  • Online editing experience 
  • Line editing: clarity, grammar, leaving tips for students, AP style
  • Leave your comments as “suggestions” in Google docs 

We intend to:

  • Bring our editors closer to student writing
  • Provide TiP swag and goodies 
  • Highlight and give love to our editors work via our social media and newsletter 
  • Give our editors the opportunity to do work that matters for other Bostonians 
  • Hold an editors orientation meeting prior to the first editing cycle 

Desired volunteer profile: 

  • Interest in helping students develop their writing 
  • Familiarity with journalism, writing, editing, experience / or currently  teaching
  • Comfortable with editing writing for clarity, grammar, and style
  • Comfortable with Google Docs

To apply: All interested send an email to Mohamed Barrie at mohamedbarrie@writeboston.org