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Rising Voices Seeks Features Editor

Rising Voices, the citizen media outreach arm of Global Voices is now accepting applications for a part time Features Editor.

THE JOB: The Features Editor will be responsible for producing one blog post each week that highlights the successes and obstacles encountered by Rising Voices’ outreach projects. There are currently five outreach projects based in Colombia, Bolivia, Bangladesh, India, and Sierra Leone. Five more microgrants will be awarded to outreach projects in the next month. [https://wiki.rising.globalvoicesonline.org]

At least two posts each month should feature Rising Voices projects. However, the features editor will also be encouraged to focus on other innovative uses of blogging, podcasting, video, and digital photography in the developing world.

As Rising Voices is a virtual organization, the Features Editor will not be expected to relocate. Regular access to high-speed internet connectivity will, however, be a key factor in being able to carry out this job. Each weekly post requires at least five hours of research and composition.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Our ideal candidate has an international outlook and solid experience in blogging and online citizens’ media with a special emphasis on media outreach and training. Solid English-language writing editing skills are a must, but a strong familiarity with the current tools, web sites and trends in citizen media worldwide is important. S/he has the ability to work independently and responsibly with only remote supervision.

Ideally, s/he will have the ability to read and write well in at least one language other than English and have a working knowledge of other languages. Preference will be given to candidates from outside the United States and Western Europe.

To apply, please send your CV and a letter of interest to outreach@globalvoicesonline.org. The application deadline is Friday October 26, 2007.

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