Aswat Masriya (www.aswatmasriya.com) is a website in both Arabic and English that provides essential news and information around governance and politics in Egypt. Aswat Masriya began as news service covering the Egyptian elections but is evolving to cover more general governance news, with a focus on regional politics, women’s rights and finance. The website is part of a larger Thomson Reuters Foundation (www.trust.org/trustmedia) initiative to strengthen the media in Egypt, along with a programme of elections reporting courses for journalists and media training for parliamentarians.
They are currently looking to add four new members to the team.
All applicants should be
-Fluent in both Arabic and English
-An Egyptian citizen
-Have a keen interest in the political and public situation and developments in Egypt
-Have experience relevant to the position to which they are applying
-All interested candidates should Candidates should send a CV and covering letter (in English) with links to examples of their work to Bobbie Mellor email@example.com as soon as possible.
-These positions have an immediate start.
The Aswat Masriya team is looking for a Journalist to specialize in Women’s issues. The duties of the position include filing and editing stories on governance and women’s rights in Egypt that are in line with Reuters standards of objectivity, independence and accuracy, working with Aswat Masriya’s marketing manager to engage media outlets to both provide content on women’s issues to Aswat Masriya and to use Aswat Masriya women’s issues content on their sites. Applicants should also have strong editorial experience, familiarity with Reuters journalistic principles and standards. For more information on this position please check our website, http://www.trust.org/trustmedia/blogs/trustmedia-staff-blog/job-opportunity-womens-issues-journalist-for-aswat-masriya/
Aswat Masriya is also looking for a Financial editor, who is an experienced journalist to act as a Financial and Business editor and a financial journalism mentor for the Aswat Masriya website. Duties would include editing financial and business content on Aswat Masriya and filing stories on financial and business news for Aswat Masriya, ensuring that all content is in line with Reuters standards of objectivity, independence and accuracy, acting as a mentor to approximately five Egyptian journalists writing on finance and business, managing a team of stringers who report on financial and business news, including commissioning articles and ensuring that finance and business is covered evenly and thoroughly on Aswat Masriya. Provideing journalism training in Financial and Business reporting (Training of Trainers course will be provided) for the training component of the wider Aswat Masriya project. For more information on this position please check our website, http://www.trust.org/trustmedia/blogs/trustmedia-staff-blog/job-opportunity-financial-editor-for-aswat-masriya/
Additionally Aswat Masriya is looking to hire a Marketing and communications manager to manage and develop the project’s communications strategy and increase its profile in the Egyptian and International media. Responsibilities would include coordinating and managing the overall marketing and promotion of Aswat Masriya, developing and managing relationships with existing media partners and content partners, securing new content partnerships and media partnerships in line with the new focuses of Aswat Masriya. For more information on this position please check our website, http://www.trust.org/trustmedia/blogs/trustmedia-staff-blog/job-opportunity-marketing-and-communications-manager-for-aswat-masriya/
Lastly the team at Aswat Masriya is adding a Multimedia journalist. This position would require directing all multimedia content and coming up with ideas for news pieces, multimedia features etc, managing a network of multimedia stringers throughout Egypt, editing raw video footage (mostly shot with Flipcams) into simple and timely news cuts, photo editing and creating visual banners. For more information on this position please check our website, http://www.trust.org/trustmedia/blogs/trustmedia-staff-blog/job-opening-multimedia-journalist-for-aswat-masriya/