2 Internship Positions (Features Writer And Marketing) Are Available At Potentash

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Are you passionate about writing and research? A writer who is interested in growing your writing and networking skills. We want people who are curious, who like to try out products, experiences and ideas, and who are open to learning new things.  If you are great at working with minimal supervision then you are the person we are looking for.

Potentash is a lifestyle blog based in Nairobi. We are looking for 2 interns to join our team for a 3-month internship with a stipend starting in December and ending in Mid March. We are looking to expand the team so if you complete the internship successfully there could be a place for you on the team.

Features Writer

  • Must be a creative writer
  • Should be knowledgeable about current affairs and trends
  • You should be active on social media (part of the job involves putting up social media updates at events)
  • Must be able to write articles, opinion pieces and do interviews (features and business)
  • Must be able to attend events and press briefings
  • Must be good at research
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision because you will work remotely.
  • Video production skills would be an advantage.

Qualifications

A degree in communication (especially journalism) or literature. Diploma candidates will also be considered if you have work experience. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and be able to work as part of a team. Applicants should have finished coursework or be finishing coursework this semester to apply.

Please send your application letter, CV and 5 sample articles you have written to [email protected].  The four articles should be: 1. a fiction short story, 2. lifestyle article (a review), 3. should be an interview, 4. an article on finances and 5. an article on technology. All articles should be at least 500 words. Please look at how Potentash covers such stories and write accordingly. Put all these stories together in a word document. 

Please also do a thread of 15 tweets on a topic of your choice and send me the link. Candidates who don’t follow instructions will be disqualified. The deadline for applications is the 6th of December at 5 PM.

Marketing and Business Writing Intern

This person will work on marketing proposals, client management and also do a bit of social media management. The person must be good at writing proposals.

This person will also be assigned some business articles. The ideal candidate

  • Should be knowledgeable about current affairs and trends
  • You should be active on social media
  • Must be able to write business articles and opinion pieces for the blog
  • Must be able to attend events and press briefings
  • Must be good at research
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision because you will work remotely
  • Needs to be a people person as you will be dealing with clients and PR agencies

Qualifications

A degree in business, entrepreneurship, marketing or PR would be preferred (Diploma holders with work experience may apply).  Candidates should be extremely organized and detail-oriented. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. Applicants should have finished coursework or be finishing coursework this semester to apply.

Please send your application letter, CV and 4 sample articles to [email protected] One article should be an interview, the second one on finances, the third article should be an article on how SDGs are influencing business trends and the last one should be on how climate change is affecting how businesses operate. All articles should be at least 500 words. Please look at how Potentash covers such stories and write accordingly. Put all these stories together in a word document. 

Please also do a thread of 15 tweets on a topic of your choice and send me the link. Candidates who don’t follow instructions will be disqualified. The deadline for applications is the 6th of December at 5 PM.  Please also send any proposals you may have done in the past. 

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