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Position: GNN Newsletter Editor
Organization: Green Neighbours Network of Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario / work from home

Green Neighbours Network of Toronto (GNN) is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to prepare and disseminate GNN’s monthly newsletter.

About Green Neighbours Network

Launched in April 2018, GNN is a network of independent community groups and individuals working together with a common goal: to help make Toronto a city of greener, more vibrant neighbourhoods and a leader in the worldwide urban movement against climate change. GNN aims to facilitate collaboration among members and mentorship of new green groups. We strive to help our members develop skills for effective civic engagement and to build a rich web of alliances with other groups in the areas of health, environment, transit, housing and social justice. We are keen to expand this new network across the city. Please visit us at for more information.

Volunteer Position:
GNN Newsletter Editor

Purpose: To collate and edit content submissions from GNN’s member groups and prepare and disseminate GNN’s monthly newsletter. 


The position of GNN Newsletter Editor will involve a time commitment, on average, of 4-8 hours per week and will entail the following tasks:

  1. Integrate the submissions of team members and others into a cogent and positive monthly report on GNN, the activities of its member-groups and selected green events from across the city.
  2. Respond to all newsletter inquiries and submissions in a timely manner.
  3. Maintain ongoing engagement with GNN Communication Team volunteers and coordinatewith their activities as needed.
  4. Provide guidance, support and training for GNN members in how to prepare a Newsletter in Mailchimp as required.
  5. Participate in the development of editorial policies and strategic directions for newsletter communications in collaboration with the GNN Steering Committee.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  1. Familiarity with MailChimp or other newsletter platform, and willingness to learn.
  2. Familiarity with image management and editing software — desirable but not required.
  3. Working experience with MS Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Docs.
  4. Excellent written communications skills in English. Other languages are an added asset.
  5. Relationship-building: Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of GNN.
  6. Commitment to fostering teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.
  7. Organizational skills: Setting priorities, developing a work schedule, monitoring progress toward goals.
  8. Commitment to promoting ethnic, geographical, age, ability and other diversity in GNN membership and the communities receiving support from GNN.

Time Commitment: 

On average, of 4-8 hours per week for 6-month with possibility of extension.


The GNN Newsletter Editor will follow an onboarding process and will be supported by the GNN Steering Committee members throughout the entire duration of their volunteer work. 


  1. Connect with other passionate volunteers interested in making Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable.
  2. Learn about all the fun and inspiring green group activities happening across our city. 
  3. Flexible schedule with possibility to work from home.

GNN Steering Committee

GNN is governed by a Steering Committee with responsibility for strategic direction, as well as overseeing outreach and mentoring, communications, volunteer recruitment, projects, partnerships, and finances. Steering Committee members are all unpaid volunteers. Guiding a new and emerging network, Steering Committee members are actively engaged in planning and development of exciting new strategies and projects.

GNN seeks to promote ethnic, geographical, age, ability and other diversity in its membership and its Steering Committee.  We seek to engage with diverse communities across the city, including refugees, newcomers and indigenous communities to foster green initiatives that bring both environmental and social benefit to those communities.

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

GNN Diversity and Inclusion Policy

GNN is an equal opportunity organization that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. We welcome and encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Feb 11 2021    Numéro : 58015