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MashaAllah, we are growing every day, and we are in need of your assistance! Each month we will be posting new MM positions available. Please follow directions specified in each posting to apply inshaAllah.


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Passionate about news from your part of the world, have an opinion join our news team!

Description:

Applicants must be ready to respond quickly to current events affecting their communities. We are looking for diversity.

This position would be suited to someone who is passionate about news and about issues that affects Muslims and who already spends a significant time online, on social media.

The duties will include:

  • Blogging on current issues from around the Muslim world
  • Updating our breaking news post ie London Riots with news links, videos, pictures

Copy-Editors

Responsible for critically editing and transliterating feature articles that are published on our website.

The duties will include:
Will be responsible for editing one article a week. Corresponding with our specialists and writers about the reviews. Opportunity to become Editor of the day.


Transcribers

Love taking notes and listening to scholars- join our team which transcribes our scholars’ lectures into articles.

The duties will include:

  • Listen to audio or videos of lectures
  • An article transcribed bi-weekly or as needed

Translators:

Love MM articles? We are looking for translators who can translate our popular feature and Islamic posts into various languages. We are looking for translators who are fluent in Spanish, French, Arabic, Malay or Bahasa.

The duties will include:

  • An article translated bi-weekly

Social Media Director

The Social Media Director must have hands on experience in blogging, community, forums combining this with a passion for Muslim issues. The ideal candidate has already launched social initiatives either themselves or on behalf of an organization or client. The SMD must also be comfortable leading and managing a team of passionate individuals with deep knowledge of community dynamics/social media. The main purpose of Social Media is to increase readership and reach of MuslimMatters.

Responsibilities:
Assemble externally or internally a 2-3 person team dedicated to all social media activities.
Coordinate with Marketing lead, Partnerships Coordinator, Public Relations Lead and Editor in Chief to architect and direct the execution of all social media initiatives.

  • Draft participation guidelines for the MM brand’s engagement in social networks.

Specific Goals:
Develop strategies for Facebook, twitter and other social media tools to help

  • Increase fans/followers
  • Increase interaction
  • Increase reach
  • Develop interaction activities with the social media followers. Coordinate direct and lead the daily production of content like a hadith a day, quote of the day, wisdom of the day, etc.
  • Help in optimum integration with website to increase readership
  • Lead any partnerships with paid services for social media consultants.

Marketing Lead

  • engage with advertisement lead to consider cross-promotion oops
  • maintain ad poster and flier at all times
  • initiate and maintain online advertisements with google adwords, banners, etc
  • create KPIs (performance metrics) for ad spending
  • propose budget and report quarterly on ROI and other KPIs
  • create marketing strategy and milestones for hits, time spent on site, bounce rates, etc
  • work with content manager to fine-tune titles, other means of increasing search engine hits
  • work with tech team to evaluate google pagerank, other search parameters to improve success
  • create video contest to increase mm visibility
  • evaluate opp to advertise at major Islamic conferences
  • guide/recruit an intern to assist and learn

If you are interested in working in a challenging, friendly environment, please contact our Human Resources department at hr@muslimmatters.org with the subject of the team/position and listing your relevant experience, and contact information for one reference. News Team applicants please submit a sample post on a current issue in your community.

Some team members, such as translators, will be asked to work on a post before the interview. Interviews with selected applicants will be held on Skype during November, insha’Allah.

Deadline to Apply: November 18th, 2011

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23 Comments

23 Comments

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    SM

    October 25, 2011 at 4:43 AM

    Assalamualaikum,

    Are these positions available outside the US?

    Jazakallahu khayran

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    Zamzam Bayian

    October 25, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    How can I apply for one of these opportunities?

    • Hena Zuberi

      Hena Zuberi

      October 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM

      Email us at the address provided above- please label the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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    Yasmin

    October 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Mashallah, sounds very interesting!

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    Adam

    October 26, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    Salam Alaikum. Are these paid positions?

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      mw_m

      October 26, 2011 at 9:38 AM

      Wa’alaikum as salaam.

      Of course, you will be paid in currency more valuable than dollars insha’Allah :D

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        Mehreen

        October 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM

        Lol….that’s right!!

      • Hena Zuberi

        Hena Zuberi

        October 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM

        :)

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    Amalia

    October 26, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Salam, I’m interested to apply for the position of transcriber. But due to limited time, I’m not always available to transcribe (but would like to help). How is this going to work?

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    Amalia

    October 26, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Salam, I’m interested to apply for the position of transcriber. But due to limited time, I’m not always available to transcribe (but would like to help). How is this going to work?

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      Nahl

      October 26, 2011 at 3:10 PM

      Wa alaykumusalaam, I have the same question, which is making me hesitate about applying.. Perhaps there can be a team of transcribers? I don’t have experience transcribing lectures, but insha’Allah I hope it isn’t too hard or demanding.

    • Hena Zuberi

      Hena Zuberi

      October 26, 2011 at 4:42 PM

      Asalamalikum,
      There is a team of transcribers managed by our content manager- Sister Sameera.
      You will be assigned a lecture to transcribe according to our style guide and be assigned a deadline to turn it in (usually two weeks). We would appreciate professionalism once you make a commitment. If you can not make the deadline you would just not accept the assignment.

      Please do let us know if you are familiar with transliteration/romanization of Arabic words.

      If you would like to help but are not sure how-please do email us as we will take interns for some positions and train them, inshaAllah.

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    shiney

    October 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    do you still need a writer for MuslimKidsMatter? Sr. Hena Zuberi once requested me on my blog to join MKM…

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    Abdullah

    October 27, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Are the positions paid in real money

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    tabassum

    October 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    I want to apply for editor position. can I work from home?

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    Safia

    October 31, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Asalamualaikum!

    I’m a muslim living in Leicester, England but I’m Mexican-American. I would love to become a translator inshallah as my Spanish is very good mashallah. What should I do to apply for the translator position? Jazakallah!
    :)

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    Mostafa

    November 6, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    Marketing Lead

    -engage with advertisement lead to consider cross-promotion oops

    Oops :)

    Maybe I should go for one of the copy-editor positions :P

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    Mohammed Azeezullah.

    August 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Assalam O Alaikum,
    I am from India,
    Please let me know how to Join MM.
    Regards.

    • Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

      Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

      August 5, 2013 at 8:18 AM

      Please contact HR [at] muslimmatters [dot] org with your qualifications and the area you can help us out.

      Best Regards
      -Aly

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    aaz

    September 18, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Its been three years since the last message in this thread. Wonder if its even active now. I am short story writer. Do you accept short stories from outsiders? I would want to contribute some.

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