- Stay up-to-the-minute on breaking news and Write/Curate at least 1 trending news story per day
- Write 4 trending Fashion and Lifestyle stories a week
- Understand the competitive landscape and use SEO and analytics to inform content creation and reach traffic goals
- Journalism Degree or Certificate
- An understanding of the nuts and bolts of good journalism practices (i.e. fact-checking and copy-editing basics, correct sourcing methods, etc.)
- A deep understanding of contemporary African culture and trends
- A strong eye for visuals (writers are responsible for sourcing story art)
- A generalist sensibility and proven experience producing quality content across a variety of subjects
- Exceptional skills in writing, editing, and packaging stories that are clicky and conversational, yet informative and accurate
- Well-versed in digital strategy, analytics and SEO
- A proven ability to perform under high-pressure condition
- Familiarity with the WordPress Platform
The trending news writer will write across our core fashion and lifestyle categories, including style trends, finance, health, living, home decor and moe. Excellent writing skills and a talent for identifying angles that align with our brand and voice is critical.
About African Vibes
AFRICANVIBES.COM (an African Ubora brand) is the pulse of the dynamic African culture, serving up a mix of celebrity, fashion and entertainment news along with in-depth profiles of the most influential and fascinating African personalities. AFRICAN VIBES Magazine reaches across the borders of national origin to engage the growing, affluent and powerful market of bicultural individuals who have a desire to stay connected to their African roots.
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