Join the Research and Content Team to Work with a Dynamic Group of Volunteers!

Join the Research and Content Team to Work with a Dynamic Group of Volunteers! - Productive MuslimAt ProductiveMuslim.com, we aim to inspire you to become productive through practising Islam and applying the latest productivity tips and techniques to your daily life. Our vision is to revive productivity in our Ummah through lessons extracted from the Qur’an, Seerah, history of the Islamic civilization and in collating tips and tools to equip you with a productive lifestyle!

We are a global online team and work together using online project management tools. Our team is made up of volunteers who offer their time and skills to the ever-growing work of ProductiveMuslim.com. With the opportunity to work in a fast-paced and professional online environment, ProductiveMuslim.com brings many benefits for those who are passionate about being more productive. Join us to share your thoughts on productivity and Islam so we can all work together towards a Productive Ummah!

 

So What’s the Research and Content Team?

At ProductiveMuslim.com we value bringing our readers quality content. The Research and Content team (internally nicknamed “R&C”) is responsible for ensuring all the content produced by our contributors is practical, well-researched and applicable to our readers. The team undertakes necessary research for content development, edits all content for publication and engages with contributors as well as fans to ensure that we tackle all the productivity needs of our readers.

By working within R&C, you will be sure to receive opportunities to develop your understanding of productivity-related issues and work with a dynamic and motivated team. Our commitment is to developing the most useful material needed to make us more productive for this Ummah.

 

Positions Available

  1. Researcher
  2. Content Co-ordinator for Productive Muslimah

 

1. Researcher


Aim:
 To assist the Research and Content team by leading the research effort, preparing reports, and compiling research from a variety of resources for any kind of content-related project.


Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and lead research efforts as and when appropriate, including research for the upcoming Productive Muslim book and other projects
  • Stay informed about industry trends and leading personalities in personal and workplace productivity
  • Stay up to date on audience requests and needs
  • Collect qualified, authentic and sufficient data
  • Compile clearly written, brief, and organised data for use in content delivery or content planning
  • Attend online Skype meetings with Research & Content team when required
  • Assist Content Co-ordinator in liaising with contributors and in brainstorming for the editorial calendar


Skill Specification:

  • Previous research experience – Essential
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills – Essential
  • Ability to effectively compile research – Essential
  • Computer literate and quick learner – Essential
  • Have committed, hardworking and motivated attitude – Essential
  • Ability to work in a team and independently using own initiative – Essential
  • Attention to detail and eye for relevant information – Essential
  • Able to meet deadlines – Essential
  • Willing to undertake tasks as set by Chief Editor, Content Co-ordinator or other members of the team – Essential
  • Shared vision for ProductiveMuslim.com – Desirable
  • Fluency in Arabic to research Arabic sources – Desirable


Estimated Commitment:
 7-10 hours a week

 

2. Content Co-ordinator for Productive Muslimah


Aim:
 To co-ordinate incoming content submissions and content ideas to provide our audience with high-quality, relevant and timely content under the Productive Muslimah brand.


Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate with contributors to manage incoming content submissions
  • Co-ordinate with editors to prepare submissions in accordance with internal standards
  • Assist Chief Editor in liaising with contributors and editors
  • Work closely with Content Co-ordinator for the Productive Muslim brand
  • Attend online Skype meetings with Research & Content team when required


Skill Specification:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills – Essential
  • Ability to analyse content for quality – Essential
  • Computer literate and quick learner – Essential
  • Have committed, hardworking and motivated attitude – Essential
  • Ability to work in a team and independently using own initiative – Essential
  • Attention to detail and eye for relevant information – Essential
  • Able to meet deadlines – Essential
  • Willing to undertake tasks as set by Chief Editor or other members of team – Essential
  • Shared vision for ProductiveMuslim.com – Desirable


Estimated Commitment:
 7-10 hours a week

 

Benefits


Reward:

What has motivated our team to carry ProductiveMuslim.com forward since 2008? It is the reward in this life of inspiring people and turning lives around for the better and the reward in the next life for the hard work dedicated to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He)‘s pleasure.


Personal Development:

  • Improve research skills, explore range of sources and information related to the Ummah
  • Free or subsidized access to relevant training programmes
  • Develop ability to work with a global online team using project management tools
  • Personal development opportunities through interaction with team members
  • Reference available upon successful completion of tenure or upon voluntary resignation


Training Provided:
 Hands-on training of the systems used as well as an overview of the team guidelines

Note: These are unpaid, voluntary positions.

 

How to Apply

If you have the skills we’re looking for and are motivated to work with our dynamic team of volunteers, here’s what you need to do:

  • E-mail your CV to content@productivemuslim.com
  • Be sure to state the position you’re applying for in the subject line of your e-mail
  • Provide a cover letter indicating why you want to apply for the position and how you think you fit the description
  • Deadline for applications: 10th March 2013

 

What to Expect

Sent in your application? Great! Our team will conduct a short-listing process after the 10th of March, 2013. If your application has been short-listed, you will be contacted for an online interview within a few days. Although we would love to respond personally to each and every proactive individual who applies, the large volume of applications we receive usually prevents us from doing so. We thank you for your patience and understanding.