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Okayafrica Seeks Editorial Interns In NYC

To apply for Okayafrica's editorial internship, email interns@okayafrica.com with a resume, cover letter and 3 writing examples.

We're looking for aspiring journalists in the NYC area to join our editorial team. To apply for Okayafrica's editorial internship send links to three writing samples, a short cover letter explaining what you'd like to get from the internship and a resume to interns@okayafrica.com.


Our intern program is an intensive immersion into the world of online publishing and cultural journalism and will benefit applicants planning a career in media. You will participate in everything from editorial planning and reporting to image research and assisting on photo shoots.

Requirements:

-While we can accommodate your schedule, you must be NYC-based and able to commute to our Brooklyn office.

-You must have a strong writing background with some exciting clips.

-Blogging and social media experience is a plus.

-This position is specifically aimed at people with an interest in new music, art, politics and culture from around Africa and the diaspora.

-The internship is unpaid but college credit is available.

To apply, email interns@okayafrica.com with a resume, cover letter and 3 writing examples. Deadline to apply is April 15th.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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