ID: 184919

Digital volunteering - media release writing

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds is a dedicated group of volunteers across Australia committed to ending greyhound suffering. CPG exposes the cruelty and corruption of greyhound racing and lobbies state governments to close the industry down. CPG will fight until the day that no greyhound suffers death, injury or abuse at the hands of the greyhound racing industry. We are all volunteers and we need help across various roles.

All volunteers are great, but we also need those who are time-flexible because they aren't employed. We need someone who:

  • has at least ten years of experience in media and PR work,
  • has great grammar, spelling and punctuation, as well as problem-solving skills,
  • has proven ability to write one page news releases that can be distributed to media outlets,
  • is willing to use AP style guidelines and apply for library card which will give you access to Australian media industry contacts,
  • be happy to work from your own desk at home, but willing to liaise with team members as needed.
  • experience with inverted pyramid form highly desirable. More details below.
  • Due to our recruiting workload, please note that we can’t respond to your application unless you meet the criteria.

Benefits to you:

  • You get to make a major contribution to greyhound welfare and volunteer with like-minded individuals
  • We will be able to provide you a letter of recommendation
  • We will be able to act as a reference for your CV or resume

The Inverted Pyramid Form The inverted pyramid style is a structure commonly used in journalism and news writing, in which the most important and relevant information is presented at the beginning of the article, followed by additional details and context.

This structure allows readers to quickly understand the main points of the article, and then decide whether they want to continue reading for more information.

One key aspect of the inverted pyramid style is the use of a lead paragraph, which should provide a brief overview of the key points and information in the article. These paragraphs should be written in a clear and concise manner, and should be engaging and interesting to the reader.

Overall, the inverted pyramid style is a widely used and effective way to present information in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. It is often used in journalism and news writing, but can also be applied to other types of writing, such as business communications and marketing materials.

Please note CPG is not registered with Centrelink, so cannot provide volunteering which satisfies their requirements

CPG strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with diverse gender and sexual identities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

Additional requirements

Due to the potentially confronting issues in the greyhound racing industry, volunteers need to be at least 18 years old.
Please don't apply unless you are serious about volunteering. It's very discouraging when people apply, then don't respond to our welcome email.

Time Required

We're happy to work with volunteers who can give us any regular help, whether it's two hours a week or 20 hours/week. We can provide project-based work. We can also involve you in the hurly-burly of the daily guerrilla fighting that makes so much media work great fun.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Marketing, Media & Communications