Love Manga? CBLDF Needs Your Help!

C889E421-A01E-4B23-A218-2DDB6448998BDo you love manga and free speech? Can you tell the difference between shonen and seinen in a heartbeat? Do you have an elaborate Hellsing tattoo? Then CBLDF wants you to lend your expertise and voice to our team of dedicated volunteers.

CBLDF is currently looking for a volunteer that is familiar with manga comics and Japanese culture. We are expanding our coverage of these topics on our website, and your writing would be the main voice on all things manga.
You should be:

    • A self-starter
    • A voracious reader
    • Comfortable researching topics
    • Able to create outlines
    • Capable of crafting a paragraph
    • Eager to take direction

Writers for enjoy being read by thousands of people each week, with their work appearing on our website, social media, and occasionally in print (in special quarterly publications). Volunteering for CBLDF helps shape the national conversation about censorship in the arts (plus looks great on a résumé). Some may be eligible to get college credit for their volunteer work, talk to your advisor about requirements.

This position is designed for telecommuting, and can take anowhere from 3 to 15 hours a month, depending on availability. If interested, email with a recent résumé and a little about yourself. Include one paragraph in the body of the email that talks about what your favorite manga is and why.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. We accept volunteers onsite in our Portland office, and at conventions across the country. If you would like to volunteer for the CBLDF in another capacity, please email