COUNTRY NEWS CURATOR WANTED

FOR SAYS.COM

What We're Looking For


  • Are you addicted to the news, reading it (online or not) every day?

  • Do you instinctively share news on Facebook and Twitter?
  • Or even blog about your opinions on the news?




SAYS.com is expanding a new kind of social news network to your country. Our mission is to re-invent the news experience for this generation. See how it is currently deployed in http://says.com/.


To make this happen, we're assembling a team of global news curators to kickstart each country. We're looking for individuals who



  • want to get paid to do what they love to do / and are already doing - reading about and sharing the news
  • believe that the online news experience is in need of an overhaul
  • have about a flexible 5 hours to spare each day

THE DAILY TASK

CREATE FIVE NEWS STORY PER DAY

Look out for local and global trending news, and create stories with share-able headlines and populate the SAYS news channels (News, Fun, Entertainment, Tech, etc).

What is a story?



MODERATE USER SUBMITTED STORIES


  • Improve on existing stories
  • Improve the quality of stories that have Feature potential by Editing
  • Add great sources (different perspectives, serious and not so serious ones too)
  • Ensure the best images are displayed - on the source links and cover image;
  • Correct grammar / descriptions, optimize headlines to increase share-ability
  • Remove the ones that are spam or has explicit, pornographic or malicious content



SPREAD THE NEWS


  • Daily newsletter: Send out 'Top Stories Today' newsletter every day to SAYS users
  • FB & Twitter updates: Featured stories FB posts and Recently Updated tweets for stories that are still fresh and developing



SPARK INTERACTION


  • Add responses to stories with potential to increase discussion
  • Include users as much as possible: Twitter @mentions, FB posts, etc


GROW THE SAYS COMMUNITY


  • Grow and manage the country's (Singapore/Philippines) community - fully manage user queries and feedback on FB/Twitter/Intercom, run contests, etc.
  • Help to forge partnerships and assist in any on-ground execution


Ad-hoc tasks


  • Report any bugs encountered by you or users
  • Share stories with your friends :)

The Deal


FULL-TIME

Approx. 5-8 hours a day (flexible), including weekends


  • You work from home, from Starbucks, anywhere with Internet; SAYS is one of the world's most democratic workplaces!
  • Remuneration: Payment via bank transfer at the end of every month

    HOW TO APPLY

    • Sign up on SAYS (www.says.com) and create a story that is political or local news.
    • Email the URL of your story with your CV, personal details and contact number.
    • Add links to your website(s) and your social media sites i.e. Tumblr, Twitter, etc.
    • Other relevant information on your education, skills and experience to talent@says.com.
    • Closing date - you should submit your details, right about now.


    We'll arrange for a Skype interview for prospective candidates, pronto.