Okayafrica Seeks News Blogger

Okayafrica is seeking a full-time News Blogger and Multimedia Producer to work from our Brooklyn office.


Okayafrica is seeking a full-time News Blogger to work from our Brooklyn office.

We need someone with a strong point of view and a lively writing voice who can turn around multiple posts in a day about a wide variety of topics related to the African continent and its diasporas.

The successful candidate will have experience producing multimedia content for the web and a dynamic social media presence.

Responsibilities include:

-Working with the editorial team to quickly transform story ideas into engaging articles.

-Keeping up with breaking news from around the continent.

-Developing a rich network of sources and connections across various industries and regions.

-Promoting the site across various social media platforms.

Skills and Experience:

-An interest in African affairs, culture, and music.

-Must have 2+ years of writing experience at a magazine or blog.

-Must have strong communication and organizational skills.

-Familiarity with WordPress, Google Docs, and other content management systems is essential.

-You should be able to use social media as a reporting tool but won’t hesitate to make the extra call to get the story.

-A track record of innovation on social media and a willingness to learn new platforms.

-Experience with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and other common tools of the trade.

To apply, email jobs@okayafrica.com before April 18th with a resume, short cover letter and a handful of links to relevant writing and multimedia samples. Please put “News Blogger” in the subject line.

This position is based in New York City; applicants must legally be able to work in the US. Okayafrica is an EEO.

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