Creating a Job Description

Do you need someone to manage the office? Do you need bloggers? Do you need reporters? An accountant? A secretary? A programmer? A developer?

What do you want this person to do?

It’s important to create a job description that details the main responsibilities you would like this person to do. What competencies or skills do they need to have? What is the background required for the position (e.g. education, professional experience, etc.)? What are the challenges and opportunities of the position?

The next step is identifying how long do you need the position for. You may recognize that you only need staffing for a short-term project or for a few months. Perhaps you may need staffing for a longer period of time. It’s important to recognize your long-term and short-term staffing needs.

The next step is to include information in the job description about your organization, its mission and why people may be interested to work at your organization than others. The last part of writing the job description is to include information on how people can apply for the position.