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Written by Mariem ELTagoury

Want to contribute to the rising Cairene entertainment online Magazine written by Cairene youth just for Cairene youth?! Good news; we’re now accepting! If you’ve wanted to get involved here at Cairo Contra, read on for all the details!

We will be accepting applicants from 15/5/2016 till 15/6/2016.

Who we’re looking for?

The ideal candidate would be young Cairenes from high school, college or fresh grads, passionate about what they write about, responsible, hardworking, self-motivated, creative, and organized. Preference will be given to candidates with prior blogging/writing experience, topic-related or not. (Personal blogs count!) Applicants should have a strong command of the English language (spelling and grammar are very important) and must be able to handle writing on a deadline.

Editors’ responsibilities include: making sure the publication have no errors in spelling or grammar and that there is no libel, summarizing, publishing and scheduling articles. Editors are required to be available for editing on a daily basis online. Executive editor has the right to a column and will be able to choose their own topics and set their own hours for writing. Copy Editor can write about any of the topics available on CairoContra.

Positions Available:

Executive Editor: The executive editor is responsible of the first round of the editing cycle. He or she usually writes larger stories and helps the Editor in Chief with the cover headlines that must be short, sweet and catchy.

Copy Editor: He or she makes sure the publication has no errors in spelling or grammar and that there is no libel, publishes and schedules the articles.

Why join Cairo Contra?

This is an excellent opportunity if you’re interested in journalism and want to expand your writing portfolio and get your name out there; if you want to truly explore the field of this career; or if you take your writing hobby seriously and are will to commit to deadlines to advance your skills.

CC editors will walk away with editor & leadership experience and improved web writing skills. CC writers will walk away with improved web writing skills.

Perks of being a CC team talent include having a fun experience and networking. Also, since this is an online position, you’ll be able to work from any location and choose your own hours.

How to Apply?

If you’re interested in joining Cairo Contra; send an email to recruitment@cairocontra.com, with “Editor” as the subject, including the following:

  • Samples of your writing about your chosen topic within a 500 words limit (include at least one related photo) in an attached word document.
  • A description of yourself in 100 words. (please include your age and school/college/major/job)
  • A list of ways with which you’d like to tackle your chosen topic creatively.
  • Information about any other relevant experiences that make you qualified for the position.
  • If you are applying for Executive Editor include a list of topics you’d like to write about – think if you were to write a column, what would you like to cover? We are looking for fresh ideas so the more creative and unique the better.
  • If you are applying for Copy Editor include which topics you’d like to apply for – if you want to write while editing – and a list of ways with which you’d like to tackle your chosen topic creatively.
  • Please, include whether or not you have WordPress experience.

 

You will also have to undergo a written test and an interview. We just want to make sure you’re perfect for the job! CVs and cover letters are traditional and boring, and we highly appreciate creativity so give it your best shot and show us your colourful side.

*N.B: The positions mentioned above are internship/volunteer work, with experience as the main goal of these positions. The Cairo Contra Team does not offer salaries or any stable monetary rewards for that matter.

Questions?

If you have any further questions please free to leave a comment below, ask us on our Facebook page, or send us an email on contact@cairocontra.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Mariem El Tagoury

I am a graduate from German University Cairo. Reading novels is my passion and writing is my release. My guilty pleasures include fashion & playing around with my make-up kit. A couple of years back when I was introduced to the online world, back in 2007; I was quite surprised that in spite of the presence of thousands of young Egyptians who follow the online sphere daily, there wasn’t one site that represented us or our lifestyle. [Later we’d come to see the rise of the political, religion, social-elite, and foodie websites, but still the voice of the average Cairene youth was missing.] I was glad to find out that I wasn’t the only one who had the feeling of the outsider on the internet, that’s why I decided to gather a team to fill a gap & finally find our place online and give Cairo’s youth a real voice that reflects its true culture. I hope you find our site interesting with a new view of life. Besides running the magazine & editing, I write the “Sans Sugarcoating” column, pardon my french, and a couple of other stuff around here! If you want to contact me, my email is mariem.eltagoury@cairocontra.com; you can also use our contact form or email directly to admin@cairocontra.com

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