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Arabic Synopsis Writer

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Arabic Synopsis Writer

Location: Remote
Length: January – July 2023
Rate: £35-40 p/h
Hours: 9am-6pm

Position Overview:

Our client seeks a versatile, creative, bilingual (Arabic/English) writer to join the Creative Writing Strategy team. In this role, you’ll help our client's members navigate a sea of content by summarizing movies and television shows with concise, creative and engaging synopses. This role is perfect for an omnivorous generalist who loves to ideate on language, is passionate about pop culture and thrives on collaborative editing cycles. This requires a writer who can tackle many assignments with enough creative energy to make each synopsis sing. This position requires candidates to comfortably watch and research content mostly in Arabic and some in Hebrew and to write synopses primarily in English.

Responsibilities:

? Write synopses about movies and TV shows in Arabic and Hebrew (and possibly English, depending on skill level). A typical day might include writing a number of synopses a week everything from popular action movies to low-budget indie films.
? Work closely with assignment editors overseeing the workflow to ensure that you’re paired with the right titles and that your copy meets the needs of the writing brief.
? Embody editorial principles to create accurate, inclusive and creative synopses that are nuanced enough to resonate with different audiences.

Requirements:

? Full native proficiency in Arabic, and a professional command of speaking and writing in English
? Ability to understand different Arabic dialects, most importantly Egyptian and Gulf
? Ability to watch Arabic content without English subtitles
? Ability to research an Arabic title on Arabic-language websites
? Awareness of the SWANA region's cultural, social and political sensitivities
? Comfortable with occasionally working on Hebrew content (with English subtitles)
? Experience writing or editing articles, blog posts, reviews, or feature stories about film and TV
? Mastery of AP style and attention to detail
? Research skills to help you gather context about titles and quickly synthesize information from a variety of sources
? A selfless approach to contributing to a world-class editorial team
? Eagerness to embrace a culture of candid feedback
Applicants for this position will be asked to complete a writing exercise.

Interested? Please apply today

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