Egyptian Streets is Hiring

Egyptian Streets is always looking for passionate and driven individuals to join the Egyptian Streets team in a number of capacities. Available positions (if any)  are set out below, along with instructions on how to apply to each role. Please read all instructions carefully before applying – if any information is missing, we may not be able to proceed with your application.

We will review all applications on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will undertake a two-month, paid trial. The job positions below will remain available for as long as this post remains visible.

Please note Egyptian Streets does not have a physical office presence. You must be comfortable with working online and remotely. Meetings with other team members are held regularly at various locations in Cairo.

If you have any questions about any of the positions below or the hiring process, please email [email protected] with the subject title “Question About Vacancy”.

We are currently hiring a ‘Business Development & Partnerships Manager’, a ‘Senior Writer’ and a ‘Social Media Content Creator’. Scroll down to see the details of each of these roles.

Business Development & Partnerships Manager

Egyptian Streets is looking for an experienced, motivated and driven individual to join our team as a Business Development & Partnerships Manager to grow Egyptian Streets’ advertising operations and community partnerships.

You will be customer-service oriented and lead in the creation of pitches and proposals, developing and presenting solutions to solve existing and prospective clients’ goals.

You will ensure that the proposals represent Egyptian Streets’ focus on storytelling and are data-backed.

You will establish new connections and reach out to prospective clients, becoming the primary point of contact for all clients and partners, with the aim of growing sales and strengthening partnerships.

Further, this role involves establishing and maintaining strong relationships with the community (local and international NGOs, government, foreign embassies, universities and other communities) to develop and execute strategic partnerships that promote Egyptian Streets’ presence in the community and its impact.

Ideally, you will also be a proactive individual with an eye for detail and opportunities, with strong project and time management skills. You also understand the importance of speed in media and have an eye for opportunities.

This position is only available for those based in Egypt and is being hired on a full-time basis.

See below on how to apply.

Main Responsibilities

– Find and establish contact with new clients and community partners

– Prepare for and manage business meetings with new and existing clients and community partners

– Develop an annual strategy and business plan for Egyptian Streets to (A) generate revenue through premium direct sales to brands and agencies and other forms of revenue; and (B) strengthen its presence in the community through cooperation with NGOs, government agencies, universities and other community stakeholders

– Develop and present tailored content proposals containing solutions and ideas rooted in storytelling to achieve client goals

– Collaborate with relevant teams at Egyptian Streets to ensure proposals are well-rounded

– Collaborate with relevant teams at Egyptian Streets to lead and execute proposals for clients and community partners

– Secure funds and project manage new initiatives and client work

– Host online, phone and in-person pitches, presentations and meetings for clients and community partners

– Serve as the primary point of contact for clients and community partners

– Provide prompt phone and email follow up to all inbound inquiries and properly document and track all activity with existing and prospective clients and community partners

– Develop and maintain knowledge and awareness of the latest digital media and content marketing trends

– Report directly to Egyptian Streets’ directors

Requirements

– Excellent English and Arabic language skills

– 4+ years experience in digital media, business development, sales and content marketing, managing digital advertising strategies, creative development and sales, with preferred prior experience working with a digital media agency or newspaper

– Understanding of community work in Egypt, including by NGOs, international institutions, foreign embassies and local government

– Previous experience successfully driving revenue through discovery, pitching, closing and renewing business is preferred

– Strong ability to collaborate efficiently and effectively with both the client’s internal teams and Egyptian Streets’ internal team

– Worked on complex, production-heavy and multi-stakeholder projects

– Experience reporting and monitoring project performance and ensuring deliverables meet relevant timelines

– Strong understanding of the power of data and research and their use in sales

– Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including negotiation, consulting and marketing skills

– Comprehensive understanding of the Egyptian and Middle East digital media, content marketing and sales industry

– Proactive, detail-oriented and can work independently

– Have a laptop to carry out your work responsibilities

– Proficiency with Canva, Photoshop or other graphic design tools and Microsoft and Google software

How to apply to ‘Business Development & Partnerships Manager’ role

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter detailing why you would like to work with Egyptian Streets to [email protected] Please include “Partnerships Manager – Egyptian Streets” in the subject line of your email.

In addition to your cover letter, please attach a word document answering the following questions:

1. What do you think is key to being successful in the role of a Business Development & Partnerships Manager? What can you bring to the Egyptian Streets team in that role?

2. What is an example of a news media organisation that you think has developed a strong, successful business development strategy?

3. Which stakeholders in Egypt would you target first as a Business Development & Partnerships Manager? Why?

4. Tell us about a time where you developed a proposal for a client, successfully pitched it, and executed the proposal. What learnings did you gain from this experience?

Senior Writer

Egyptian Streets is looking for a motivated, hardworking and driven individual to join our team as a Senior Writer. Along with having extensive social media presence and awareness, you must have excellent news judgement and the ability to work in a fast-paced, yet supportive, team environment. You must also be capable of pitching stories with refined angles suitable for ES readership.

You will also demonstrate an understanding of what stories ‘matter’ in and for Egypt and the Middle East, with a focus on society and community, including culture, climate change and current trends.

This position is available for those based in Egypt and is being hired on a full-time basis. See below on how to apply.

We will review all applications on a rolling basis. Please note that Egyptian Streets does not have a physical office presence. You must be comfortable with working online and remotely. Meetings with other team members are held regularly at various locations. You must also have excellent daily communications skills, and consistent online presence during working hours.

Main Responsibilities

– Create easy to understand – yet meaningful and engaging – content on a variety of topics for Egyptian Streets

– Create weekly content plans and pitch them to the Editorial team for review and approval

– Plan, write and publish a mix of news, analysis and feature articles, including up to five news stories a week, one feature length story that involves research and interviewing multiple stakeholders and 4-5 other story formats

– Focus on the topics of society, communities, trends, climate change and current events

– Attend external events and provide coverage of such events as required

– Interview relevant stakeholders in Egypt and beyond either as subjects of your content or for information

– Publish articles across Egyptian Streets’ social media platforms

– Monitor news throughout the day

– Cover breaking news as required

– Work closely with the Managing Editor, team members and other administrative staff

– Work with the Business Development & Partnerships Manager to create content for strategic clients and partners (occasional)

Requirements

– 2+ years of experience working for a media agency. If you have less experience than this, we may consider you for a non-senior role

– Ability to deal under pressure, particularly in a fast-paced environment, while also paying attention to detail

– Comprehensive understanding of cultural/social/economic/business/tech affairs in Egypt, regionally and globally

– Fluent English speaking, writing and reading skills required

– Advanced Arabic speaking and reading skills is a must, and writing preferred

– Proven experience in social media, news and digital media production

– Established social media presence is preferred but not necessary

– Ability to judge what stories matter and a high level of news judgment

– Team player and able to handle multiple priorities

– Consistent online presence during work hours

– Mandatory attendance to workshops, and meetings

How to apply to ‘Senior Writer’ role

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter detailing why you would like to work with Egyptian Streets to [email protected] Please include “Senior Writer – Egyptian Streets” in the subject line of your email.

In addition to your cover letter, please attach a word document answering the following questions:

1. Share with us 2-3 published articles (published by any media outlet) that you think were well-written and presented to audiences using accessible and engaging language.

2. What topics are you interested in writing about?

3. What is something you think is key to being successful in the role of a Senior Writer?

4. Please provide us with any articles you have previously published. If you do not have any, then skip this step.

5. If you have a public social media profile and create social media content, please share with us your relevant social media URLs.

Social Media Content Creator

Egyptian Streets is looking for a driven and self-starting individual to join our team as a Social Media Content Creator and grow Egyptian Streets’ social media video presence.

If you fit the following profile, this role might be for you:

You will be experienced in creating and ideating engaging content for social media, notably TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

You should be comfortable appearing on camera.

You will ensure your pitches represent Egyptian Streets’ focus on storytelling and are data-backed.

You will be comfortable establishing and maintaining strong relationships within the community relevant to Egyptian Streets, with the potential of driving partnerships via video. You will be comfortable attending events to do so and to film videos.

You will also be a proactive individual with an eye for detail and opportunities. You will have strong project and time management skills.

You will understand the importance of speed and proactivity in our region’s media industry.

This position is only available for those based in Egypt and is being hired on a full-time basis.

See below on how to apply.

Main Responsibilities

– You should focus on strategic content planning and creation for the Egyptian Streets’ social channels with a focus on short-form video content mainly for Instagram, TikTok but also for Facebook, and LinkedIn

– You will ideate, create, and edit video content for TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. You will, at times, be required to edit existing footage filmed by other team members and apply our brand visual templates

– You will work closely with the Social Media and Community Editor to execute a cohesive communications plan to engage, educate, and attract new and existing Egyptian Streets audience members

– You should understand Egyptian Streets’ niche of Egyptians abroad, foreigners in Egypt, English-speaking Egyptians, foreigners interested in Egypt, etc. whilst balancing a gradual introduction of new audience members

– You will write captions in English and Arabic

– Benchmarks will depend on the length and quality of each video as well as their expected reach determined by the Social Media Editor, but expect to create at least 3-4 short-form videos a week

– You should maintain an understanding of our competitors’ content strategies

– You will attend various events to film and angle content for Egyptian Streets and engage with the community

Requirements

– Demonstrated experience in creative digital content creation through a portfolio or past work (please attach your portfolio or previous work with your application)

– Demonstrated social media writing skills and a good understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skills through previous work

– Demonstrated video editing skills in line with popular social media platforms

– Advanced English skills

– Proficient in Arabic understanding and writing, particularly English-to-Arabic translation and vice versa

– You need to be a proactive self-starter. You must have the bold initiative to plan and carry out your ideas on time in order to create truly unique and effective content

– You should have a general understanding of copyright to address issues of music choice, etc.

– You should be experienced in Canva, particularly its video editing features

How to apply to ‘Social Media Content Creator’ role

To apply, please send your CV, portfolio, and a short cover letter as the body of your email detailing why you would like to work with Egyptian Streets to [email protected] Please include “Social Media Content Creator” in the subject line of your email.