Save22.com is looking for a blogger that can blog about the deals posted on their site. Blog posts must have a conversational and humorous tone. Check their sites for examples:
Save22.com is looking for a blogger that can blog about the deals posted on their site. Blog posts must have a conversational and humorous tone.
Check their sites for examples:
The job will entail looking for promostions on save 22 sites and writing a short blog post, 100-400 words about the promotion in order that a reader will find the post informative and entertaining.
You should be an advanced and experienced writer with an ability to write in a conversational and humorous way.
You should have a distinctive “voice” that shines through when writing.
This position is not about writing for SEO, instead it is about writing in a way that engages the reader and gets them coming back for more.
1. At least 1mbps internet connection.
2. Can work at agreed shifts.
3. Can understand /follow written instructions.
4. Agree to our employment policies, including payment and payment schedule.
5. Should fully accomplish the application form below and take the test/s.
Apply for the position by filling out the form at the link below;
Note:If you are selected, there is an initial probationary period
where your pay shall be calculated on your output.
If you pass the probationary period, then you will be working on a salary basis of Php 20000 per month.
Last month I joined my very first hackathon. The picture below pretty much describes what happened.
Who would expect that a work at home mom, a student, and a businessman would win 2nd place at the AngelHack Davao hackathon? I know most people didn’t expect us to win anything, but the very definition of a hackathon actually makes it possible for anyone to join and win. And what a hackathon can actually do for a community is a great reason why anyone should try joining a hackathon at least once.
What Is A Hackathon?
Before I can tell you what a hackathon is, we have to clarify on what hacking is.
Most people are aware of hacking a the process of illegally gaining access to websites, networks or databases in order to deface them or steal information. This definition is correct. But hacking also means to alter something in order to make certain processes faster or to provide solutions to a problem.
So a hackathon is basically a race where individuals or teams compete to solve problems using only the resources available to them. Not a hacking orgy where a roomful of hackers compete to destroy as many websites and networks as possible in a limited amount of time.
The rules vary from hackathon to hackathon but the one thing they all have in common is the goal: to provide viable solutions to problems.
Why Everyone Should Try It At Least Once
Developers, programmers and designers are attracted to hackathons because of the competitive atmosphere and the opportunity to approach real life problems in a creative manner. But an ideally, a hackathon team should be comprised of technical and non-technical members, as varied as they could make it.
Because the most creative solutions happen when people think outside the box. And working with people who have different skills sets and experiences allows you to do that easier and faster.
A widely varied skill set also helps a team work faster and more efficiently by dividing tasks according to their expertise. Developers and designers create the app (or product) while the non-technical members do the research, create the content, prepare the pitch, etc.
It Ain’t Pretty
Hackathons and beauty pageants have a lot in common. The first thing they have in common is that all the work is done behind the scenes. Beauty queens have handlers, nutritionists, stylists, fitness trainers, pageant coaches, etc to prepare them for the pageant.
Hackathons have mentors that everything they can to make sure that your team is ready for the pitch. Mentors basically question everything that you do. My teammate complained how one of the mentors almost drove them to tears when he pointed out a ridiculously simple flaw that we didn’t notice before. But the great thing about mentors is that everytime they break you down, they throw you a line to help you lift yourself up. They won’t tell you how to make your product better, but they will leave you with enough breadcrumbs to help you find your way.
Beauty queens are judged on the actual competition. It doesn’t matter that it took them months of work and a team of people to get them ready for the competition. All that matters is how they compete on pageant day.
It’s basically the same thing with hackathons. It doesn’t matter how long you worked on your app or how hard it was for you to build you prototype. All that matters is that it works and you’re able to sell your idea during the pitch.
The pitch is the basis on how the different teams are judged. How well did they understand their problem? How innovative was their solution? Is their solution applicable and usable? How will it benefit everyone? These are just some of the questions that teams have to prepare for when making their pitch.
Joining a hackathon is a great way to help your favorite cause, your community or your industry because hackathons are always looking for problems that they can sink their teeth into.
The hackathon my team and I attended, for example, had the theme Hack2Help and the challenge was to create mobile apps that would aid disaster relief and prevention. This year alone there was a DOTC hackathon to help develop solutions for the worsening traffic situation of Manila and Cebu. And just a few months ago, the Philippine government opened up several databases to encourage hackers to find better ways to update, analyze and simplify government data.
Joining a hackathon was definitely a great learning experience for me. Hackathons are proof that if you want results, you need talent and hard work. And with a little bit of creativity, almost any problem can be solved.
Ruby Media Corporation is looking for a journalist with 3 years experience to work with their Public Relations department.
Applicants must have the following skills:
- Proficient in written and spoken English
- Journalism skills: writing good quality articles, editing, researching for interesting topics
- A good eye for details
- Ability to create engaging, viral content
- Autonomy at work and ability to make independent decisions
- Ability to think outside of the box and willingness to break the rules when preparing and gathering interesting and unique content
- Ability to build relationships
- Knowledge of the American culture
- Unquestionable credibility
Accepted applicants will have the following responsibilities:
- Writing high-quality articles
- Proofreading and fact-checking other people’s work
- Writing attractive pitch emails
- Replying to emails
- Editing emails and checking other team-members’ work for mistakes
- Helping in Public Relations
3 Steps to Apply For a Job:
- Tell us why you are the best person for the job via email and include your resume with your writing portfolio including links to your past work or list of your sample works plus a list of at least 3 references with email address and phone numbers.
- Again, please make sure you have at least 3 years of journalism experience, otherwise, your application will not be considered.
- Send it to careers[at]rubymediacorporation.com with the subjectline “Oranges”