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We cultivate a sentiment of pride in the roots, achievements, and successes of African and African diaspora communities.

Rootencial Volunteer Collaboration Writers

Rootencial is looking for volunteer collaboration writers to contribute authentic, inspiring and engaging stories from and about Africa.

Profile of candidate and competencies:

Passion for Africa: Passionate about creating, promoting and showcasing African narratives and shedding line positively on the potential of the continent and its communities.

Communication: You have a flair for writing, a passion for words, and a talent for telling stories – in English, French or Spanish. You relish the prospect of bringing colourful characters to life on the page.

Creativity: You are bursting with ideas for great stories from your community to publish on Rootencial’s website, with an ability to view people and issues from different angles and perspectives.

Attention to detail: You are able to closely follow our style guide in developing stories, with a keen eye for grammatical accuracy and consistency.

Teamwork: You like working with others as part of a team, responding well to constructive criticism and tips for improvement.

Networking: You are a keen networker, confident in reaching out to different people to conduct interviews, promote Rootencial, and build networks.

To apply:
Please contact us on info@rootencial with the subject line “Application: Story Writer,” providing a CV and sample of your work.

Freelancer Opportunities

Rootencial strongly encourages candidates with African heritage to apply.

Featured Articles Editor

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Featured Articles Editor to edit and review the features articles submitted by our team of writers from across the African continent. Rootencial’s Featured Articles Editor is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of our written stories.

Profile of candidate and competencies:

Editing: You relish the opportunity to copy edit and review pieces by writers, with a proven ability to deliver a consistent style and voice across all our written content.

Attention to detail: You have a keen eye for grammatical accuracy and consistency. You ensure that all stories published under the Rootencial banner are professional, with no errors or mistakes.

Teamwork: You love working as part of a team, with the ability to deliver constructive criticism and feedback to Rootencial’s writers.

Organisation: You will put in place organisational systems to ensure Rootencial has a steady stream of written content, developing style guidelines, a workplan and calendar for content.

Salary
Rootencial is a new start-up with limited means – but we strive to pay the most competitive rates possible, proportionate to experience.

To apply:
Please contact us on info@rootencial with the subject line “Application: Featured Articles Editor,” providing a CV and sample of a piece you have edited.

Freelancer Opportunities

Rootencial strongly encourages candidates with African heritage to apply.

Translator (Spanish / French / German)

We are looking for freelance translators able to translate material into and from French, Spanish or German. You will both be delivering work for Rootencial’s clients, and translating stories and content for Rootencial’s website.

Profile of candidate and competencies:

Translation: You are an experienced translator, able to communicate complex ideas and concepts in a second language. You have translated written content on diverse topics to a high-quality professional standard.

Accuracy: You place great onus on the importance of accuracy in translation, ensuring consistent translation of key terms and phrases as per the client’s specifications and Rootencial’s own style guide.

Self-organisation: You work well under pressure and with limited time, able to organise yourself to manage competing priorities and different workstreams.

Attention to detail: You have a keen eye for the small details. You know that the pieces you have translated are ready to go to Rootencial’s clients and do not contain any errors.

Teamwork: While you are able to work well independently on translations, you relish the chance to support a wider team – responding positively to constructive feedback.

To apply:
Please contact us on info@rootencial.com with the subject line “Application: [Insert Your Language Here]: Translator”, providing a sample of a piece you have translated. Please also provide a quote for your services.

Freelancer Opportunities

Feature Writers

Rootencial is looking for Feature Writers to craft engaging stories about Africa, its diversity, peoples and cultures – and build positive perceptions. You will be at the forefront of delivering Rootencial’s mission, providing content both to clients and for Rootencial’s website.

Profile of candidate and competencies:

Passion for Africa: Passionate about creating, promoting and showcasing African narratives and shedding line positively on the potential of the continent and its communities.

Communication: You have a flair for writing, a passion for words, and a talent for telling stories – in English, French or Spanish. You relish the prospect of bringing colourful places and people to life on the page.

Attention to detail: You conduct meticulous background research to inform your stories, going the extra mile to ensure the small details are right – including for grammar and style.

Creativity: You are bursting with ideas for engaging and inspirational feature articles, with an ability to view people and issues from different angles and perspectives that people may not have considered before.

Teamwork: You enjoy working with others as part of a team, responding well to constructive criticism and tips for improvement – working effectively with Rootencial’s Editor.

Salary
Rootencial is a new start-up with limited means – but we strive to pay the most competitive rates possible, proportionate to experience.

To apply:
Please contact us on info@rootencial.com with the subject line “Application: Feature Writer”, providing a sample of a piece you wrote and are proud of.