Major Media Platform Seeking Editorial Writer

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Description

The RapFest is an innovative Hip-Hop based media platform that produces exclusive content that can be found on various major web publication such as MTV Jams. The RapFest is a start-up business that is rapidly leaving its mark and impacting Hip-Hop, fulfilling a major void. The RapFest is looking to expand its core team with bloggers that are passionate, open-minded, opinionated but mostly dedicated to the essence that is The RapFest. The RapFest is looking to find enticing and intriguing editorial writers for the heart and soul of the company, TheRapFest.com.

Responsibilities

Editorial writers will be responsible for developing opinionated articles from current Hip-Hop events/stories. Editorial writers should restrain from bashing and having a biased view causing tension. The article should be able to cause thought provoking discussions among site visitors. The editorial writer will have a strong online presence as they will be a regular blogger on TheRapFest.com. This means that they will have to say up to date on current events and breaking news; prepared to recap at any minute. They will have to adhere to deadlines and time crunches when posting articles. From time to time, the editorial writer will contribute to features and profiles. Such projects will require the editorial writer to work with others, therefore working as a team cohesively and effectively is very important. From time to time editorial writers will have the opportunity to attend industry events, representing The RapFest. They will be required to network, connect and observe the party for a press recap. Being an editorial writer, a flexible schedule is preferred. The editorial writer NEEDS to be consistent but most importantly reliable, allowing them to write and post when its need.

Requirements

Required:
Excellent in grammar
Excellent in writing, as well as creative writing
Excellent typing skills- (How many words per minute?)
Advanced Knowledge of the Hip-Hop culture
On top of breaking news, stories, current events and updates
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Wordpress
Writing samples of previous work which shows range in your style of writing
Knowledge of the Social Media platforms
Ability to problem solve and think critically.
Able to handle multiple articles and post them in timely manner
Ability to work well as a team respectfully and positively
Pays strong attention to details
Strong verbal and writing presence/skills
Thick skin
Networking skills
Ability to work with little to no supervision
Motivated and Flexible
Ability to learn fast
Able to listen to constructive criticism


Strongly preferred (but not mandatory):
Minimum 1 year in experience in Journalism/writing
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communication or Marketing
Have good sense of humor and Wit

Skills

Required - WordPress, Proficient Typing Skills, Social Networking, Writing Skills, Creative Problem Solving, Excellent interpersonal skills, Excellent organizational skills

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