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News & Content Writer

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start date: Immediate

Job Overview

Digest Africa is the fastest growing and leading provider of news, data & insights about investment into African startups. We are a Founders Factory Africa and Standard Bank backed company on a mission to help investors and corporates interested in investing in African startups make better and more meaningful decisions. Founded in 2017, Digest Africa prides itself in having an in-depth and well thought out approach to covering and analysing the African startup landscape.

Digest Africa is looking for a News & Content Writer with relevant experience who can work with a team of researchers and data analysts to give a thorough and in-depth data-driven coverage of Africa’s fast-growing startup ecosystem. Digest Africa’s goal is to ensure that the stories are not only relevant but exhaustive in nature. You will, therefore, need to have a solid grasp of startups, venture capital and private equity fundamentals in order to be able to help shape the stories into threads that easily and effectively communicate complex technology and business topics in language suitable for investors, startup founders and corporates.

Top candidates will have the ability to handle multiple stories concurrently and the desire to publish data-driven news quickly and accurately in a fast-paced media and research environment. This writer will mainly be responsible for working with the research analysts and data analysts to shape analysis, profiles and deep reporting that sets Digest Africa apart from the noise. These stories go beyond the obvious narrative and speak to an informed and demanding audience that expects us to deliver news and insights in a crisp and compelling manner.

As a Digest Africa News & Content Writer, you need to;

  • Have an obsessive desire to be on the edge of news especially about African startups and venture capital
  • Learn and understand the Digest Africa voice and how to apply it to timely and evergreen stories
  • Write and edit content related to the business side of startups and the larger venture capital industry
  • Present financial information in unique and varying ways, i.e. via charts, graphs, galleries, or innovative, new and pioneering formats
  • Work across a distributed team
  • Provide exceptional, informative and engaging content
  • Cover news events, interviewing investors and founders for potential stories
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors in order to meet quality and accuracy standards
  • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters
  • Network with others at industry events and across social media platforms
  • Understand and comply with media law and industry ethical guidelines
  • Meet deadlines and budget requirements

About you

  • Have some relevant work experience in journalism and editing
  • Have a basic understanding of venture capital, private equity and startup businesses
  • Bustle with a self-generated work ethic
  • Possess knowledge of SEO basics
  • Can work with a widely distributed team
  • Understand the importance of tagging content
  • Love the intricacies of content management systems
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Have incredible attention to detail
  • Comfortable using Google Spreadsheets, Content Management System, Microsoft Excel

What Digest Africa offers

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Daily catered lunch
  • Flexible working schedule which doesn’t require you to come to the office every day
  • Unlimited internet access to allow you to work from anywhere, anytime
  • A team of creative, transparent entrepreneurs driven to accomplish our mission
  • Pension Contribution
  • Tremendous growth opportunity in an emerging industry
  • Attend and network at events across the African continent where Digest Africa is invited

Interested?

Send an email to malinz@digestafrica.com stating why you would like to join us and don’t forget to attach your CV/Resume. You should also accompany it with links to your past work that you are most proud of and that best demonstrates the qualities required for this job/role.