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Current job openings at The961

The following jobs are currently available. There is no deadline to apply. We will remove the listing from this page once the job has been filled.

Social News Writer

We’re looking for an experienced Social News writer to join the team to craft short, timely articles derived from what’s trending on social media and breaking news. This is a full time (contract) position working from home.

Responsibilities

  • Write at least five articles for the site daily with a focus on breaking local news, what’s trending on social media, or what could be of interest to our readers.
  • Editorial planning, photo and copy editing as applicable.
  • Collaborate with other The961 team members and departments as applicable.
  • Cover live news events as required.

Requirements

  • Study in Journalism preferred.
  • A knack for headline writing and understanding of what makes content compelling and shareable.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of International Press style guidelines.
  • Minimum of one year professional work experience in digital media in a writing role.
  • Expert knowledge of Lebanon and/or Lebanese pop culture, food, travel, culture, politics and other topics of national interest.
  • Active user of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
  • Proficiency with photo editing software like Photoshop or Canva.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, ability to work quickly and consistently hit deadlines.
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend shifts as required.

How to apply

Please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Your name, email and phone number.
  • Explain to us why you’re interested in and qualified for this role.
  • Provide a link to your LinkedIn or online CV. (Please exclude age, gender, and/or religious sect from the CV – we’re an equal opportunity company.)
  • Provide a sample portfolio of writing and editing via a web or social media link.
  • Provide links to personal/professional social media handles as applicable.
  • Write an article for us based on something that is currently in the local or national news cycle. Make sure to include title, subtitle, photos, hyperlinks and video and/or social media embeds as applicable. 
  • Include which languages you’re fluent in written as well as spoken.
  • Detail your compensation expectations and first available start date.

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