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Blogging Volunteer

POSITION OVERVIEW

FarmSahel is committed to accelerate farming in Africa with a vision to creating a sustainable agricultural system by providing rural farmers, especially women farmers with agricultural equipment, supplies, and training to allow them to grow their own food supplies without dependence on developed countries.

We are seeking applicants for our blogging volunteers, designed for novice, current, and aspiring writers. This opportunity will build participants’ writing skills and advance their ability to express and promote critical think-pieces about agriculture, farming, reader-friendly commentary pieces about sustainable agriculture, their journeys, and their contributions. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore topics on African Agriculture, culture, women and get your work out.

Writers are expected to

  • Produce a minimum of two blog pieces per month of 300 - 700 words.

  • Develop and propose topics to the manager

  • Develop headlines that attract and retain readers

  • Self-edit and effectively revise copy

Qualifications

  • Confident writing and research skills

  • Minimum three month commitment

  • Interest in Agriculture, Africa, Food Insecurity in Africa and globally

  • Ability to extract, distill, analyze and/or summarize pertinent news stories

  • Comfort level with various forms of writing

  • Ability to attend once-per-month staff meetings

  • Experience with social media a plus but not required

Benefits

While this is a volunteer opportunity, benefits include:

  • Opportunity to sharpen your writing skills

  • Gain valuable experience and exposure

  • Recommendations for future professional and educational opportunities

Who can apply

We welcome applications from all who are interested in the subject matter

How to apply

Send a resume and brief writing sample to: mseynou@farmsahel.org