Writers + Contributors for New Cross-Platform News/Entertainment Endeavor for Africa + the Diaspora

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Sang Kromah, Author
 Virtual
Posted: July 02 2016
Company Location: Eldersburg, MD
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 20 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

We're launching a new cross-platform news and entertainment endeavor, Globe Afrique, that will serve as a cultural guide to social news, breaking news, politics, music, TV/film, fashion, sports, technology and business to Africa and the Diaspora. This social news and entertainment company will focus on digital media with a goal of sharing original content in various formats. The closs-platform concept allows Globe Afrique to fit various endeavors under one umbrella, allowing Global to tap into digital media, print media, fashion showcases, scripted/reality web series, cultural festivals, and music events, making Global Afrique a one-stop shop for those in Africa and for those who carry Africa with them.

We are also looking for photographers to create photo stories, cover street style in Africa + the Diaspora, and more.

We're seeking fresh voices and perspectives to tell Africa's stories the way it should be told; honestly and realistically.

Globe Afrique is interested in writers/reporters/video bloggers in the following areas:

News and Current Events
Environment + STEM
Fashion + Beauty
Feminism + Women's Issues
Health & Wellness
Business and Careers
Politics
Culture (Food, Travel, Events, TV/Film, Art, etc.)

Responsibilities:
Write blogs/articles, posts for social media/website.
Edit print documents for publication online.
Pitching ideas for new content and articles.

Education, Skills, And Experience:
1+ years' work experience in a similar role - A must.
Wordpress experience is a MUST.
BA/BS in communications, marketing, English, public relations or related field.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Exceptional eye for detail.
Excellent proofreading skills.

Requirements

Do you love Africa, the Diaspora, writing, blogging, and creating interesting content? Globe Afrique is looking for bloggers / writers who have a passion for social and viral content about Africa and the Diaspora. Writers + Contributors will be providing ideas and weekly content for our site. We operate like a startup - Nobody wears just one hat, so let us know any other skills you may have that could be used (i.e. public relations, marketing, photography, on-camera, etc.).

Send us an email with a cover letter, short bio, resume, and two articles or posts that you would like to see published. In your cover letter, please tell us which areas you'd like to cover (Remember, it must pertain to Africa and/or the Diaspora), and your experience writing or producing content. If possible, please include links to any content published online.

This is great exposure with a global opportunity. This is currently an unpaid position with the possibility for growth into a paid position. All submissions must be submitted by July 18th.

Skills

Required - Writing and Editing, Blogging
Preferred - Video Blogging, Art Direction, Photographers, Creative Branding, Creative Direction, Fashion Blogging, Africa

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