Open Application: Content Creator (Written)

961 is the leading English news and media site catering to the Lebanese audience. Since launching in July 2016, 961 has become the fastest-growing Lebanese website and the leading independent English media site in Lebanon.

We are a small group of passionate Lebanese individuals devoted to reporting stories that Lebanese want and love.

Role

This is a full-time remote role for an experienced Content Creator at 961. As a Content Creator, you will be responsible for creating engaging content for our readers and followers. You will be involved in brainstorming creative ideas, writing articles, and crafting their corresponding social posts.

You must be passionate about creating content that convinces our audience that Lebanon is the best place in the world, with the best people, and the best nation. Able to engage both locals and readers from outside Lebanon.

Content we like:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and write SEO-focused articles that drive reader engagement and grow 961’s audience with compelling packaging.
  • Brainstorm and develop creative ideas for shareable content that resonates with our Gen Z and Millennial audiences.
  • Write original, exclusive, and timely stories while producing evergreen, search-focused content.
  • Consistently demonstrate a deep knowledge of current trends and happenings in Lebanon.
  • Ensure all information is properly cited and factually accurate.
  • Engage with social media platforms to distribute content effectively.
  • Produce multiple articles a day.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills.
  • Ability to conduct thorough research on a wide range of topics.
  • Proficiency in creating engaging and shareable content.
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and their impact on content distribution.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in written English and Arabic; French is a plus.
  • A knack for finding unique local angles that resonate with our audience.
  • An education in Journalism, Communications, or a related field is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices & experience optimizing content for search.
  • Have a creative eye (engaging headlines, sourcing eye-catching on-brand imagery etc.).

Position:

  • Full-time, freelance on per article basis an option.
  • Competitive compensation + bonuses
  • Medical Insurance
  • Remote to start with an expectation to be on-site in Beirut area in the coming months.

If you are a passionate storyteller with a love for Lebanon and a talent for creating compelling content, we’d love to hear from you.

Join us in showcasing the best of Lebanon to the world! Codeword: Hummus

Job Category: Content
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Beirut
Company: 961

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