Seeking volunteer alum profile writers

Harvardwood seeks volunteer writers to cover monthly profile pieces showcasing established Harvard alumni in the arts, media, and entertainment industries.

Responsibilities include researching, interviewing the subject(s) via telephone or in person, and writing a 1000-1200 word profile piece. Writers should be familiar with both the Harvard community and the entertainment industry, and may suggest profile subjects of interest. Some reporting and/or interview skills are required, and most importantly, poise and a discreet manner. 

This is a great opportunity for someone trying to build their portfolio of clips and/or are interested in the entertainment industry. Profile writers receive three (3) free months of Full Membership to Harvardwood, with a maximum of one (1) full free year per calendar year. Writers can work from any city, and both current students as well as alumni are welcome.

If interested, please first review a few sample profiles to get a feel for how they are written.

Then email harvardwood@harvardwood.org with the subject line HIGHLIGHTS WRITER. Please write a brief cover letter explaining your interest and any relevant writing or interviewing experience in the body of the email. An attached writing sample (preferably under 1000 words) is preferred although not required.

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