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Okayafrica Seeks a Staff Writer To Join Our Editorial Team

Okayafrica is seeking a staff writer. Please share!

Okayafrica is seeking a staff writer to work from our Brooklyn office. You must have a strong point of view and be able to turn around multiple posts in a day about a wide variety of topics related to the African continent.


The successful candidate will have a dynamic social media presence and a track record of writing popular content for the web.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the editorial team to quickly transform story ideas into engaging articles.
  • Keeping up with the most exciting cultural movements happening in Africa right now and its many diasporas.
  • Developing a rich network of sources and connections across various industries and regions.

Skills and Experience:

  • An interest in African affairs, culture, and music.
  • Must have 2+ years of writing experience at a magazine, newspaper or blog.
  • Familiarity with content management systems and their quirks 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.
  • Experience with Photoshop and photo sourcing.

To apply, email jobs@okayafrica.com before December 31st 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.

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