Staff Writer

  • Indefinite
  • Full time
  • Hybrid (Jal el Dib, Metn, Lebanon)
  • 961

About Us:

961 is the leading English news and media outlet catered to the Lebanese audience. We're an independently-owned and fastest-growing media outlet in Lebanon.

Our articles were read nearly 10 million times by 3.6 million users directly on our site just this past year alone. Our social content has reached tens of millions of people.

We're the go-to source for all things guides, entertainment, and news about Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

You can learn more about us as well as our mission and values on our about page: the961.com/about/

About You:

  • Creative and innovative: Constantly create and improve your work with new approaches.
  • Finger on the pulse: You have a deep and expert knowledge of what is happening and trending in Lebanon. You're in the loop of the best, newest, hottest, and trendiest spots (restaurants, nightlife, etc) in Lebanon. You're often the one suggesting new places to check out to your group of friends. 
  • Social: Active user of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok
  • Eye for content: You have the ability to spot catchy and unique angles and execute on them quickly
  • Flexible and adaptable: You adapt quickly to changing priorities and conditions at 961 as well as the media industry as a whole.
  • Passionate: You love Lebanon despite its chaos. You often find hidden gems in the rough, the beauty in places and people most can't see.
  • Open to criticism, new ideas, and change: You regularly look for feedback and react calmly to criticism or negative feedback - looking for ways to improve. You don't resist change but embrace it.
  • Strategic thinker and visionary: Able to see the big picture and determine as well as create new opportunities through analysis of current and future trends.
  • Work under pressure: pressure and deadlines don't cripple your ability to work, but rather motivate you - without compromising quality.
  • Collaborative: Despite being able to work independently, you thrive in collaborative and group environments. You see the exchanging of ideas and support in a group setting as the core to growing your skills and 961.
  • English Native: You have a strong command of the English language

Outcomes:

  • Researching and writing timely articles
  • Publishing 5+ articles and stories per day focusing on guides (best spots, things to do, newest trendy spots) - as well as the latest trending stories across Lebanon. - examples can be found at the end of this post
  • Create compelling content in 961's voice
  • Producing content in an engaging way.
  • Make sure all information is properly cited and factually accurate
  • Maintaining high-quality work while meeting ambitious goals
  • Collaboratively working with our team members and the editors to make sure we are the best source for Millennial and Gen-Z content in Lebanon

About the position:

This is a permanent full-time position is full-time Monday to Friday (choice between 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm), Saturdays (10am-3pm)

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

You're eligible for the all benefits and perks of full-time 961 staff. This includes bonuses, paid sick days, paid vacation days, paid mental health days, and more!

Examples of stuff we expect and like:

If this resonates with who you are, go ahead and apply! We can't wait to talk with you!