Online Editor / Writer

Face2face Africa

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Face2Face Africa is a premier pan-African digital media and events company with offices in New York and Accra. We report on pan-African news and affairs with a focus on politics, business, lifestyle, women, history, entertainment, culture and more for a global millennial audience. We host world-class events such as the Pan-African Weekend in New York that celebrate and connect people of African descent worldwide.

 

We seek the services of an Online Editor / Writer

 

Job Title: Online Editor / Writer

 

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra

 

Job Summary

  • Face2face Africa is seeking an experienced, talented, and passionate individual to serve as the Managing Director of our online platform and help shape our editorial strategy.  This individual will manage the day-to-day operations of our online platform, including leading a team of writers to execute our editorial vision. The individual will be an aggressive self-starter who can develop and execute a strategy to further grow our online audience and overall readership

 

Job Description

  • Develop overall content strategy for Face2face Africa
  • Develop weekly editorial calendar and brainstorm content ideas
  • Conduct Research to identify stories that will resonate with our audience
  • Meet with Editorial team and assign/review topics
  • Develop and enforce style guide
  • Hire and train new writers
  • Manage writers and ensure they meet their metrics as well as deadlines
  • Edit and publish all content, ensuring they meet industry standards
  • Work with graphic designer to determine/develop appropriate images/graphics for content
  • Work with Social Media Manager on promotion of content
  • Review website performance/metrics to ensure they meet expectations

 

Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in English, Journalism, or a related field
  • At least 4 years experience as Editor of a reputable publication
  • Must have good understanding of the pan-African market and be passionate about pan-African affairs
  • Must have experience in online publishing
  • Must have strong digital acumen and familiarity with online publishing tools
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills
  • Must be a self-starter with strong leadership skills

 

Advantageous

  • WordPress experience
  • SEO experience
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics / DFP / Adwords
  • Knowledge of PPC, Social Media marketing
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Fast worker
  • Strong knowledge and passion for pan-African affairs

Summary

Company

Face2face Africa

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Greater Accra Region

Specialization

Media/Journalism

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years

Application Deadline

2 months from now