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WORK WITH US

COPYEDITING VOLUNTEER

Expected hours: 2-10 Hours per month
Location: Remote, as close to UK time zone as possible (preferred)
Payment bracket: N/A voluntary position
Application deadline: 13th May
(applicants will be assessed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as you are able)
Start date: As soon as possible

WANT TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT FOR ANIMALS? ​
Animal Ask has been founded with the express aim to optimise and prioritise farmed animal welfare asks. We conduct in-depth research, narrowly targeted at key decisions between different animal asks, supporting animal charities, donors, policymakers, and governments so that they may do more good in the long term.


ABOUT ANIMAL ASK
Animal Ask supports both organisations and individuals in their efforts to reduce farmed animal suffering by providing dedicated research. 

Billions of animals suffer on factory farms every year. The animal advocacy movement has so far done great work to help alleviate animal suffering, building up expertise in both public and corporate campaigns.

The foundation of these campaigns is what is referred to as an ask. This is the specific request for industry, food companies, or the government to improve the welfare of animals in their care e.g. asking the UK government to ban cages for laying hens. These animal welfare asks are implemented over a set period and if successful, can change the lives of millions of animals. However, not all asks are equally impactful - good prioritisation of potential asks can greatly increase the effectiveness of the movement efforts. 

HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Over the past 18 months we have produced a number of extensive reports, the results of which could see our optimal recommended asks changing the lives of millions of animals. With your help, we will continue to produce thorough, high-quality research that is utilised by the wider animal and EA communities. 

Given the impressive level of effort and resources animal advocacy organisations currently put behind each ask, we think that supporting our community in prioritising the best asks is key and you would play an integral role in supporting this mission.

Communicating our research clearly and professionally is essential for our impact. Your work would contribute to the fundamental impact of Animal Ask.

ABOUT THE ROLE
You will work alongside the co-founding team, research analyst and research scientist.

Responsibilities include:

  • Copyediting extensive research reports

  • Copyediting EA forum posts

ESSENTIAL

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent and proven written communication skills 

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Highly impact-driven

  • Able to work autonomously in a small team

  • Knowledge of the animal welfare movement

  • Knowledgeable about effective altruism

  • Strong work ethic

 

BENEFITS

  • An impact-driven role with a high counterfactual impact

  • Flexible working hours

  • Experience working at an early-stage EA animal advocacy nonprofit

  • Shared workspace with a community of talented, dedicated and like-minded staff if required, located in London

The application process will consist of: 
Application form 

Task 1 (1 hour)
Interview (30 mins)