Hot Job: The Economist Needs a Journalist to Write About Africa

Hot Job: The Economist Needs a Journalist to Write About Africa

Deadline: July 19, 2019

Are you a journalist who is interested in covering news and writing about Africa? Do you have original thinking, good analytical skills and, above all, good writing? Apply to work at the Economist!

The Economist is looking for a new journalist to strengthen their coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. The job will be based somewhere in Africa—exactly where is open for negotiation with the successful candidate. It will involve a lot of travel.

Eligibility

  • Anyone is welcome to apply, regardless of citizenship, ethnic origin, sex, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Previous experience as a journalist is desirable but not essential. What they most want is original thinking, good analytical skills and, above all, good writing.

Application

Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words on an African topic suitable for publication in The Economist, a CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

The article is the most important part of the application. They will read it blind (ie, without looking at your name or where you are from). If what you write is not exceptionally good, they will not look at your CV. This is to ensure that the process is as unbiased and meritocratic as possible.

For more information, visit The Economist.

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