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20 Aug 2014

Writer Job in Kenya

Ghafla! is Kenya’s largest entertainment website.

We need a writer who is excited about marketing a wide variety of showbiz topics.

From the musicians to the movie stars, you’re going to need to talk about them.

The ideal candidate has these qualities:

  • You’re a young person, recently graduated from college
  • You find traditional business news coverage boring.
  • You’re psyched to work with text, photos, video, graphics and audio — often all in the same updates.
  • Your spelling, punctuation and headline-writing are impeccable.
  • You can work without supervision and are comfortable writing several items per day.
  • You love the tone and style of online blogs and read them often.
  • You know how to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media to attract and engage an audience.

Key result areas will include:

  • Number of articles written
  • Pageviews generated by articles
  • Comments generated by story

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Professional experience writing for a website
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for blogs
  • Keen interest in Kenyan entertainment
  • Strong researching skills
  • Ability to handle deadlines
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Design skills a plus
  • 3+ months professional writing/editing experience

This job will be full-time in our Nairobi headquarters.

To apply: please send your CV to hr@ghafla.co.ke

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