by Isi Esene
Do you have wit, style, an eye for a breaking and trending stories, and can Google with the best of them? Can you manoeuvre through social media in your sleep? Are you a grammar fanatic? Do you have an affinity for keeping to deadlines? Then apply for our Staff Writer position.
. You love to be the first to break the news (you congratulated Ugo 30 minutes before Ore even proposed).
. The name of every celebrity (red carpet hanger-on or real) is in your back pocket.
. The internet is your playground, social media your right hand.
. You keep a tab on what is hot and what is not (lace, in your opinion, is overdone)
. You are intellectual: conversing with Angela Merkel on the demise of Merkozy and talking to your local tailor on cost-benefit analysis should be a breeze.
. You knowledge of local politics should shame the local newspapers.
. On top of all this, your writing is impeccable and is undeniably witty. In other words, you bring it every time your fingers click away at the keyboard. Especially under pressure.
. Some may call you a writer, editor, media lover et cetera. We call you “Cinderella”
Our key requirements are simple: You must be a university graduate, but we are more interested in your writing skill and attention to detail than the course you studied at the University. You have an eye for what makes good news; your innate capacity to think within, around and outside the box; your ability to meet deadlines and coerce others to do the same is CRUCIAL.
Please send your curriculum vitae, a copy of a recently written piece, and a short (no more than 300 words) piece on why Cinderella should wear a boot.
We would also like to know your tastes: tell us the four hottest websites you read-two for news (one foreign, one local), one for entertainment, and a foreign website you think has the best commentary community online.
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