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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.

Okayafrica is an EEO.

 

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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